JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE
Background Characteristics and Determinants of Performance of Women’s Business
Operations in Agona and Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa Districts, Ghana
Author(s): Faustina Yaa Amoako-Kwakye
Citation: Faustina Yaa Amoako-Kwakye, (2012) "Background Characteristics and Determinants of Performance of Women’s Business Operations in Agona and Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa Districts, Ghana," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 13, Iss. 3, pp. 129 - 148
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
The study was motivated by the use of qualitative measures other than quantitative measures to evaluate performance of women’s business operations. Data were collected by interviewing 358 respondents sampled from 4908 women entrepreneurs in Agona and Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa Districts through multistage and the lottery methods. Results from the binomial regression data analyses indicate that the main determinants of the women’s business performance were age and education of the entrepreneur, and the size of the enterprise. Recommendations made focused on promotion institutions offering training centred on capacity building and strengthening business associations in the districts to improve performance of women’s business operations.