Document Type : Original Research


Master Program of Agricultural Economics, Post Graduate School Tribhuwana Tunggadewi University, Indonesia


This study aimed to analyze the role of women in management functions of small businesses such as planning, organization, motivation, staffing and supervision. The study was conducted in Malang Municipality using a survey method, to women who managed small enterprises that get funding urban poverty alleviation program (P2KP = Program Pengentasan Kemiskinan Perkotaan). Data collected from respondents randomly selected through interviews using a questionnaire and in-depth interview and then analyzed descriptively and gender analysis. The results showed that women managers of small enterprises have a relatively large role in the planning, organization, motivation, staffing and supervision in their businesses. The role of women in management functions is more dominant than her husband, either alone or together. Empirical evidence on the important role of women in small businesses will be a consideration for policy makers.


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