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Rural women entrepreneurship: a systematic literature review and beyond, Dr. Monika Aggarwal and Prof. Ramanjit Johal

Dr. Monika Aggarwal
University Institute of Applied Management Sciences
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Email: monika19575@gmail.com
Prof. Ramanjit Kaur Johal
Department of Public Administration
Panjab University, Chandigarh

DOI: 10.1108/WJSTSD-04-2021-0039

Purpose: Rural women entrepreneurship has been a domain attracting academicians and governments. This paper aims to to annotate existing literature in order to find a nexus between rural women and entrepreneurship using a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis. Further, it has a certain scope and direction of existing research by critically analysing the work published in the domain of rural women entrepreneurship.
Design/methodology/approach: Out of 213 documents, 192 were published during last 20 years till October 2020 in Scopus journals that were downloaded using the keywords “Women Entrepreneurship” OR “Female Entrepreneurs” OR “Women Entrepreneurs” OR “Female Entrepreneurship” AND rural were accepted for further processing. VOS-Viewer software has been used to present bibliometric analysis. A thematic analysis of top 10 papers and 26 open access papers has also been done.
Findings: It was found that research interest in the said domain gained momentum in the last decade only. India is the top country that is publishing maximum papers; the United Kingdom has the maximum citations. The existing studies have focussed on factors influencing entrepreneurship, impact of gender and role of government schemes in fostering entrepreneurship. It is recommended that future studies may explore few inadequately explored grey areas including impact of entrepreneurial education, microcredit and information technology on rural women entrepreneurship.
Originality/value: This literature review article contributes to the existing literature by identifying the scope and direction of the existing literature. Further, it helps in identifying the least explored areas that can be taken up for the conduct of future research.
Keywords: Rural women entrepreneurs; Systematic literature review; Bibliometric analysis; Thematic analysis.
Citation: Aggarwal, M. and Johal, R.K. (2021), "Rural women entrepreneurship: a systematic literature review and beyond", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 373-392. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-04-2021-0039

WJSTSD V18 N4 2021 Aggarwal_Johal.pdf
WJSTSD V18 N4 2021 Aggarwal_Johal.pdf
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