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Entrepreneurs and Micro-Enterprises-in Rural India

in Rural India Ajit Kanitkar This article discusses the results of a study aimed at understanding the emergence of successful entrepreneurs and owners of micro-enterprises in rural India. Based on the case studies of 86 village-based entrepreneurs drawn from different regions of India, this article examines the socio-economic profile of the entrepreneurs, their motivation for shifting from an agriculture-based occupation to a non-farm activity, their approach to raising resources for their enterprises and the factors that facilitated entry of the village-based entrepreneurs into a business activity.

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