International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

The Influence of Demographic Factors on the Business Success of Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Study from the Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises Context of Pakistan

Author(s): Dr. Bahadur Ali Soomro, Nadia A Abdelmegeed Abdelwahed, Dr. Naimatullah Shah

The present paper is set out to judge the demographic factors influencing upon the success of entrepreneurs of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) of Pakistan. Hence, survey data being acquired from 230 entrepreneurs of entire Pakistan with the support of random sampling technique. The outcomes signify that the business success of the entrepreneurs was interrelated with the independent variables (demographic variables) and all hypotheses being covered in this way. Demographic characteristics of entrepreneurs like gender, age, education and experience have a positive and significant impact on entrepreneurs’ success. This study may assist the government for boosting up entrepreneurial proficiencies of entrepreneurs by dint of provision of funds and skill development. In addition to this, the study may further invigorate to the policy makers and government for presenting entrepreneurial education and bring forth the experience through the various training programs for promoting the length of experience among entrepreneurs of the country. However, the demographic constructs have a positive and significant role to raise the entrepreneurs in Pakistan. In a short span, the study may contribute to bolster the business through ameliorating demographic variables.