Factors Affecting on Performance of SMEs (With Special Reference to Women-Owned Tourism SMEs in Galle District)

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dc.contributor.author Chathurangi, K.V.N.
dc.contributor.author Deshappriya, N.P.R.
dc.contributor.author Ranaweera, R.A.A.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-10T09:57:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-10T09:57:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481293
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/5955/proceeding_oct_08-348.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute to the socio-economic development of a country through generating employment and income and also reducing poverty and inequality. The tourism industry is a fast-growing industry in the world and most of the businesses related to the tourism industry are SMEs. Apart from that, women’s business participation has been increasing not only at the global level but also at the local level as well. The current study attempted to examine the factors affecting on the performance of SMEs with special reference to women-owned tourism SMEs in Galle district. The study empirically tested five factors affecting the performance of women-owned tourism SMEs. The factors included individual characteristics, motivation and goals, resources, entrepreneurial orientation, and environment factors. Data were collected from 100 women entrepreneurs who were engaged in tourism-related SMEs in Galle district. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation coefficient, and multiple linear regressions. This study identified four challenges (lack of adequate funding, inability to separate the business capital, lack of crucial infrastructural facilities, and lack of proper business and management skills/knowledge) faced by women entrepreneurs descriptively. The study concludes that the entrepreneur’s personal qualities directly influence the success of an entrepreneur and there is a positive relationship with enterprise performance as well. The results also emphasize that the five factors are positively affecting the performance of the women-owned tourism SMEs. The study recommends to women entrepreneurs and tourism SMEs to incorporate such factors and also policymaker and other interest parties to consider these facts when developing policy strategies on tourismrelated SMEs and women entrepreneurs. Keywords: Women entrepreneur, Tourism SMEs, Performance factors, Enterprise performance en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;International Research Conference
dc.subject Hospitality Management en_US
dc.subject Tourism Industry en_US
dc.subject Tourism Industry en_US
dc.subject Event Management en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship management en_US
dc.title Factors Affecting on Performance of SMEs (With Special Reference to Women-Owned Tourism SMEs in Galle District) en_US
dc.title.alternative International Research Conference 2020 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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