Entrepreneurial capital, social values and Islamic traditions: Exploring the growth of women-owned enterprises in Pakistan

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Abstract

This study seeks to explore the variables contributing to the growth of women-owned enterprises in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Based on a previously established multivariate model, it uses two econometric approaches: first classifying variables into predetermined blocks; and second, using the general to specific approach. Statistical analyses and in-depth interviews confirm that women entrepreneurs' personal resources and social capital have a significant role in their business growth. Further, it reveals that the moral support of immediate family, independent mobility and being allowed to meet with men play a decisive role in the sales and employment growth of women-owned enterprises in an Islamic country such as Pakistan.

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  • Islamic traditions
  • entrepreneurial capital
  • growth
  • social values
  • women-owned enterprises

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  • Muhammad Azam Roomi

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