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Date of this Version

Winter 1-31-2020


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).