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Role of Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Competencies in Improving Performance Among Women Entrepreneurs

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Management

Volume 7 Issue 1

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Tisha | Author(s) Affiliation: Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of entrepreneurial competencies and learning on performance among women entrepreneurs. Further, the study intends to explore the significant role of entrepreneurial education. Data were collected from 200 women entrepreneurs working in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan (western India) on the basis of purposive sampling. Statistical techniques like confirmatory factor analyses, structural equation modelling, and hierarchical regression were used to analyse the data. Further, reliability and validity tests were also performed. The study finds that entrepreneurial competency is indirectly related with performance through entrepreneurial learning. Furthermore, it was found that entrepreneurial education act as a moderator to improve the relationship between entrepreneurial competencies and learning/ performance. The study is limited to Jodhpur city only. It is one of the limited numbers of studies that have empirically addressed the role of entrepreneurial education among women entrepreneurs. This study will be helpful for women entrepreneurs in enhancing their performance through effective learning for running a successful venture. The results extend the understanding of the important role of entrepreneurial education in improving entrepreneurial learning and performance among women entrepreneurs. It further establishes the indirect relationship between entrepreneurial competencies and performance through entrepreneurial learning that creates value and competitive advantages for them.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Competencies, Entrepreneurship Education, Women Entrepreneur, Performance

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