The aim of this paper is to explore the reasons to lowest Indian women participation in
entrepreneurship in Malaysia although they are endowed with skills necessary to survive in the
business world and savvy in the use technology gadgets.
The study confirms that Indian women are moving towards business, albeit, at a much slower
rate compared to Malays and Chinese. Multiple reasons have been identified to this slow shift.
Among them are, Finance, Education, Training, Access to Markets, Networks, Government
Policies, Confidence, Risk taking, Role Model / Mentor and Experience.
The finding is significant as self-employment is emerging to be very crucial source of family
funding and a means of shifting B40 group away from poverty among women in Malaysia and
Indian women lack participation. It is hoped that concerned parties (both government and
government supported organisations like NEET, SEED, CEDIC and others) incorporate issues
identified in this paper into their strategic plan and approaches to accelerate the participation rate
among Indian women.
Cite this Article:
[GOPAL, Sagaran. "INDIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS IN MALAYSIA: CHALLENGES AND IMPACT." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 12, 2017, pp. 5475-5491. December.]