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Contemporary Issues of Women Migrant Entrepreneurs Workers in Developing Countries With Special Reference to Southeast Asia

  • P B K I Premarathna ,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (isurupremarathna100@gmail.com)
Abstract

Entrepreneurship is a powerful driver of economic growth and job creation: it creates new companies and jobs, opens new markets, and nurtures new skills and capabilities. Women migrant workers from developing countries engage in paid employment in the countries where they are not citizens. While women have traditionally been considered companions to their husbands in the migratory process, most adult migrant women today are employed. Women entrepreneurship is the process where women organize all the factors of production, undertake risks, and provide employment to others. The definition of women entrepreneurship has never been differentiated based on sex and hence could be extended to women entrepreneurs without any restrictions. This research focuses primarily on the contemporary issues of women migrant entrepreneurship in southeast Asia. The research objectives are to study the contemporary issues of women migrant entrepreneurs in developing countries. Research problem is “what are the contemporary issues of women migrant entrepreneurs in developing countries?”. As the research methodology, qualitative research methodologies are used. The research identifies the economic impact, impact of maternal migration, impact of gender role, impact of destination countries, exploitation and abuse, reproductive health, external finance and sex discrimination of issues affecting women migrant entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia. Accordingly, it is evident that there are negative factors for women migrant entrepreneurship in southeast Asia.

Key words: Women Migrant Entrepreneurs, Contemporary Issues, Developing Countries, Southeast Asia.

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