Women Entrepreneurs in the ICT-Related Business in Malaysia: A Demographic Survey

Nurwahida Fuad Fuad, Abdul Manaf Bohari, Dr Cheng Wei Hin Hin

Abstract


Women entrepreneurs has contribute important roles of business, includes the ICT-related business in Malaysia.
Nowadays, women entrepreneurs are an integral part of ICT business which involved in Hand phone Shop,
Computer Accessories, Cyber Cafe, Internet Shop, ICT-based Training, Photography Shop, Hardware Suppliers,
Kiosk, and many more. Although women entrepreneurs are highlighted as have significance contribution toward
the nation, however, research regarding the demographic characteristics of women entrepreneurs is still less.
Common issues analyzed in the previous literature include gender and personal characteristics such as education,
experience, age, marital status, and so on. This research developed a demographic profile revealing characteristics
of the Malaysian women entrepreneur. This study was conducted among 150 women entrepreneurs in Malaysia
that were listed in USAHANITA’s online directory which who are focused on conduct ICT-based business. This
analysis highlights the complexity of demographic issues among Malaysia women entrepreneurs. The
suggestions of this study are briefly formulated to make the women entrepreneurs more competitive in the
current environment of business marketplace.


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