This research explores the perception of disabled working women in small organizations in India's private sector. A meticulous study of past research revealed a paucity of research for working women with disabilities (WWD), especially in small enterprises in the Indian context. There are misconceptions and barriers associated with women with disabilities across the world. Past research demonstrates negative attitudes and related stereotyping notions regarding disabled working women. In sum, they are considered weak, incapable, and dependent on others. There has been insufficient research on employee disability, but there is limited research on the feelings and experiences of disabled working women, especially in the Indian context. This research paper's primary purpose is to understand the perception of disabled working women in the workplace pertaining to various support dimensions, and it focuses on organizational support systems and job structures to enable more involvement of this group. Interviews of the anonymous participants were face-to-face and in-depth. The managerial implications of the study are also discussed with future research directions.
“Why don’t you hear us?”: Interview Narratives of Disabled Working Women in Private Small Business Firms in India.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 23(1), 156-175.
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