Entrepreneurial Skill Development in Disadvantaged Group of Entrepreneurs
V. R. Palanivelu1, N. Chandrasekar2

1Dr. V. R. Palanivelu, Professor Head, Department of Management Studies, Periyar University, Salem (Tamil Nadu), India.
2N. Chandrasekar, Research Scholar, Department of Management Sciences, Thiruthangal Nadar College, Selavayal, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 30 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 309-311 | Volume-8 Issue-4S3 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10651284S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1065.1284S319
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Abstract: Entrepreneurship is considered as a panacea to socioeconomic problems. Small enterprises not only provide self-employment, but help in correcting regional disparities and more equal distributions of wealth. Entrepreneurship development among weaker sections, that is scheduled casts and scheduled tribes, is the need of the hour in the present context of privatization. The disinvestment polices of the government had adverse effect on generations of employment opportunities in the public sector. Obviously, the most affected people are from scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and other backward casts for which there are reservations in government jobs. The socioeconomic backwardness of scheduled castes and tribes, VJNT/NT , other backward classes and ultra poor from upper classes can be found in their dependence on agriculture, illiteracy, lower awareness levels, incidence of poverty , and underemployment. I attempted to probe into the research question such as whether there is an association between demographic characteristic and entrepreneurship development of people from marginalized groups. The study interfered that there was an association between gender, social status, marital status, education, occupational backgrounds, entrepreneurship development programmed except age of the respondents. The study suggested that special EDPs should be framed to train various group of entrepreneurs. In addition, necessary support of finance, infrastructure, and marketing should be extended to the entrepreneurs adequately and timely.
Keywords: Occupational Mobility, Demographic Characteristics Entrepreneurial Skills, Self Employment.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences