Legal Infrastructure For Women Entrepreneurs Of Pakistan As A Barrier To Success

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Dr. Arooj Zeb , Dr.Junaid Athar Khan , Dr. Kashif Amin , Mr.Jehanzeb Khan


This study investigates the impact of legal infrastructure prevalent in Pakistan on the performance of women owned businesses (WOBs). This paper discusses the prevailing legal environment as a barrier in the success and growth of women entrepreneurial activities. The study employs a Quantitative approach where data was collected from 253 women entrepreneurs whose businesses were registered with the Women Chambers and Industries of Pakistan and subjected to statistical analyses. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data form the respondents. Regression analysis was used to find the impact of legal factors on the women entrepreneurial performance. The results reveal that legal factors have a significant impact of the performance of WOBs. Suggestions are given regarding giving tax relaxations to already running enterprises and a complete exemption from taxes for the new start-ups for promoting the women to conduct their entrepreneurial activities.

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