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Literature Review on Importance of MSMEs in Empowerment of Women Participants


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1 Department of Commerce, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Commerce, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
     

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The present study deals with the review of literature on the area of empowerment of women through their participation in micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). For this purpose, the literature has been divided into two main domains. In the first domain, literature on women participation in MSMEs and related issues has been reviewed. In the second domain, literature on empowerment of women participants and related issues has been reviewed. In the Introduction section of the study, the relevance of conducting such a study has been tried to be justified. While reviewing the literature in the second section of the study, the findings have been summarised and relationships between findings of different studies have been shown. The papers have not necessarily been reviewed chronologically. Rather, they have been arranged as per the ideas discussed in the study. Based on the findings of different studies, conclusions have been drawn for the two main domains of the study, respectively.

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MSMEs, Women, Participant, Empowerment.
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Authors

Radhagobinda Basak
Department of Commerce, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India
Manidipa Das Gupta
Department of Commerce, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Abstract


The present study deals with the review of literature on the area of empowerment of women through their participation in micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). For this purpose, the literature has been divided into two main domains. In the first domain, literature on women participation in MSMEs and related issues has been reviewed. In the second domain, literature on empowerment of women participants and related issues has been reviewed. In the Introduction section of the study, the relevance of conducting such a study has been tried to be justified. While reviewing the literature in the second section of the study, the findings have been summarised and relationships between findings of different studies have been shown. The papers have not necessarily been reviewed chronologically. Rather, they have been arranged as per the ideas discussed in the study. Based on the findings of different studies, conclusions have been drawn for the two main domains of the study, respectively.

Keywords


MSMEs, Women, Participant, Empowerment.

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