Analyzing the Factors Influencing Women’s Decision to become Entrepreneur or join Corporate Jobs
Tanchi, Khadiza Rahman
Hadi, Reza Shahbaz
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Abstract: Women constitute half of the total population and thus are regarded as asset for the socio-economic development of any nation. In Bangladesh, women either start their own business or join corporate jobs as their career. The main purpose of this research is to identify the factors that influence women’s decision of choosing corporate jobs as careers or becoming entrepreneurs. A large number of studies conducted before related to this issue are also taken into consideration in this article. A total of 16 variables responsible for influencing women for corporate jobs and 14 variables responsible for influencing women for becoming entrepreneur are selected from related literatures. Factor analysis has been conducted to reduce the number of total variables. Bartlett’s test of Sphericity has been used along with the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) statistic. SPSS 16.0 has been used to analyze the data collected from primary sources through random sampling technique. The analysis divulges that business risk avoidance, tangible and intangible compensation, communicational barriers, and practical knowledge out of entrepreneurial risk are the major factors that influence women’s decision to join corporate jobs. Moreover, women select entrepreneurship as career to show strong commitment toward their own work, to control their own working hours, to balance their home chores and work, and so on.