Smartphone-based m-shopping behavior and innovative entrepreneurial tendency among women in emerging Asia

Syed Far Abid Hossain (School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China)
Mohammad Nurunnabi (Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and St Antony's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
Khalid Hussain (School of Business, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China)
Xu Shan (School of Business, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China)

International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 1756-6266

Publication date: 22 February 2020

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the ubiquitous role of the smartphone in expanding entrepreneurial opportunity among women in emerging Asia. This study attempted to explore the hidden issues behind increased innovative entrepreneurial tendency.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used a mixed research methodology. First, prior research based on different aspects of entrepreneurial tendency was reviewed in a systematic way. Second, a person-administered survey was conducted based on 265 women who are involved in entrepreneurial activities in different regions in Asia. Structural equation modeling (Amos) is used to analyze the person-administered survey.

Findings

Results show a significant relationship among the independent and dependent variables of the study which indicates a significant entrepreneurship opportunity for women in emerging Asia.

Research limitations/implications

This study was conducted with a limited number of entrepreneurs from a few Asian countries which may affect the generalizability of the result.

Originality/value

This study fulfills the gap in the current literature by analyzing innovativeness in entrepreneurship with the usage of smartphones and increased tendency among women to conduct business.

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Citation

Hossain, S.F.A., Nurunnabi, M., Hussain, K. and Shan, X. (2020), "Smartphone-based m-shopping behavior and innovative entrepreneurial tendency among women in emerging Asia", International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 173-189. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-03-2019-0054

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