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Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Performance by Differently Abled: The Case of Western Province, Sri Lanka


The main aim of this paper is to examine the factors associated with entrepreneurial performance by differently abled individuals, using the data collected from a survey.  The study employs a self-administered questionnaire with a sample of 100 physically differently abled entrepreneurs from the Western Province. This study has used descriptive and multivariate analysis techniques for examining the effect on entrepreneurial performance. Models provide evidence for key factors that affect entrepreneurial performance moderated by the variable of gender. The findings are statistically significant and highlight the necessity of intuiting active policies in entrepreneurial training, access to credit facilities and technological usage especially for the physically differently abled in the Western Province, Sri Lanka.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Performance, Physically Differently Abled, Access to Credit Facilities, Technological Usage