Journal of Administrative and Business Studies
Journal ISSN: 2414-309X
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Received: 11 March 2014
Accepted: 15 July 2015
Published: 15 October 2015
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  • Women’s Entrepreneurial intentions in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Indonesia: The influence of environmental factors on perceived behavioral control

Grisna Anggadwita, Wawan Dhewanto

Published online: 2015


The significant population of women in Indonesia has indicated a huge potential of the development of women entrepreneurs in the country. Among other ones, intention is considerably a key predictor in determining one’s behavior in making decisions; hence, it is necessary to conduct researches underlying women’s decision to run a business. This study aims to analyze the influence of environmental factors on perceived behavior control (PBC) towards women's entrepreneurial intentions, particularly to those involved in the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) sector in Indonesia. This study is quantitatively conducted through a survey approach. Questionnaires are distributed, which have gathered responses from 222 women entrepreneurs in Indonesia. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is taken to analyze those responses for doing tests on proposed hypotheses. The results shows that PBC significantly influences women’s entrepreneurial intentions. Besides, PBC is significantly influenced by competitive environment rather than governmental support; while the support does not have a direct influence on PBC, yet significantly influence competitive environment. This study implies that the government is expected to expand its role in the making of related policies or programs for developing women entrepreneurship