African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4137

Full Length Research Paper

Factors affecting women entrepreneurs in establishing their own business: The case of Afar Region, Ethiopia

Demssie Amsalu Tadesse
  • Demssie Amsalu Tadesse
  • Department Of Management, College of Business and Economics Samara University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 30 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 02 March 2020
  •  Published: 31 March 2020


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