Extension and Education Factors Influencing the Success of Entrepreneurship among Rural Women in Northern Iran

نویسندگانSeyed Jamal F. Hosseini, Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadi and Gholam Reza Haji Hosseini Nejad
نشریهResearch Journal of Biological Sciences
تاریخ انتشار۲۰۰۹ | Volume: ۴ | Issue: ۹ | Page No.: ۹۶۷-۹۷۳

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Abstract: Rural women in the Northern Iran were surveyed in order to explore their perception about the extension/education factors that influence them in the entrepreneurial activities. The methodology used in this study involved a combination of descriptive and quantitative research. The total population was 247 rural women entrepreneurs in the Provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan. Based on the results of the study, contact with agricultural experts was the main influencing factor in entrepreneurial activities of rural women. It was found out that relatives and family members were the main sources of information for entrepreneurs. The results also show that there is need for more training and education of rural women in improving their entrepreneurial activities.

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