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Winter 1-31-2020

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  • Abdul, Prof, and Ghafoor Awan. 2015. “Factors Effecting The Rural Women Labour Supply in Agriculture Sector : A Case Study of District Rajanpur-Pakistan” 5 (1): 1–7.
  • Mogashoa, Tebogo. 2014. “Critical Review of the Concepts Associated with Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas.” Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 5 (23): 2263–68.
  • Munkejord, Mai Camilla. 2017. “Immigrant Entrepreneurship Contextualised: Becoming a Female Migrant Entrepreneur in Rural Norway.” Journal of Enterprising Communities 11 (2): 258–76.
  • Rathna, C., V. Badrinath, and S. C. Siva Sundaram Anushan. 2016. “A Study on Entrepreneurial Motivation and Challenges Faced by Women Entrepreneurs in Thanjavur District.” Indian Journal of Science and Technology 9 (27).
  • Sánchez-García, José Carlos, Gioconda Vargas-Morúa, and Brizeida Raquel Hernández-Sánchez. 2018. “Entrepreneurs’ Well-Being: A Bibliometric Review.” Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Silva, Sandra Tavares, and Aurora A.C. Teixeira. 2009. On the Divergence of Evolutionary Research Paths in the Past 50 Years: A Comprehensive Bibliometric Account. Journal of Evolutionary Economics. Vol. 19.
  • Siwach, A.K., and S. Parmar. 2018. “Research Contributions of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar: A Bibliometric Analysis.” DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology 38 (5).
  • Trettin, L. & F. Welter. Challenges for spatially oriented entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 2017, 23 (7–8) , 575–602.
  • Yadav, Vanita, and Jeemol Unni. 2016. “Women Entrepreneurship: Research Review and Future Directions.” Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research 6 (1).


The present study is an effort to highlights the growth of literature on rural women entrepreneurship from 1989 to 2018. Data was taken from a leading indexing database Scopus. A total number of 188 articles on the topic were explored in different type of published documents. The results shows that research output on rural women entrepreneurship was increased gradually from 7 in 2011 to 16 in 2015 and 25 in 2018. A continuous increase in literature was recorded from first decade to the latest decade. Majority of publications (19.14%) received at least once citations followed by 18.08 % received 6 to 10 citations. Paper by Warnakulasuriya, Johnson and Van Der Waal accounted for highest number of citations (130).