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Abstract

Recognizing the presence of some self-motivated women entrepreneurs in Oman, this study identifies the barriers that they confront and highlights the challenges that are needed to boost entrepreneurship. This study aims to find the factors inhibiting women entrepreneurship in the Al-Batinah region of Oman, focusing on women entrepreneurs especially from the small and medium scale enterprises. This study illustrates and focuses on women entrepreneurship in Oman how it is developing; it observes and reports the hindrances; and it suggests some measures for improvement in the role of women entrepreneurs. Overall, it adds to the literature on entrepreneurship, especially in the context of socio-cultural aspects and the Islamic Arab world, where the literature is still scant.

Note on the Author

Ruqaya Al-Sadi, Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Sultanate of Oman

Rakesh Belwal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Sultanate of Oman

Raya Al-Badi Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Sultanate of Oman

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