Cane (Rattan) entreprises as family business in Bangladesh : a case study

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dc.contributor.author Alam, Mahbubul
dc.contributor.author Furukawa, Yasushi
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-09T11:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-09T11:05:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Alam, M. & Furukawa, Y. (2009). Cane (Rattan) entreprises as family business in Bangladesh : a case study. Electronic Journal of Family Business Studies (EJFBS), Vol. 3 (2). Retrieved from https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/entrepreneurship/ejfbs
dc.identifier.issn 1796-9360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20294
dc.description.abstract Cane (Calamus spp), also known as rattan, is an important non-timber forest product used extensively all over Bangladesh as a raw material for making furniture, handi-craft and other household articles. The study has attempted to generate information on existing state of cane based family business, identify problems, and recommend solu-tions. Structured questionnaire has been employed in the field survey. During survey it was found that about 80% enterprises are traditionally inherited to the entrepreneurs from forefathers. Family members contribute about 30% of the total labor force. Thousands of people are engaged in collecting, processing, manufacturing of cane and cane products in the study area. Running cane enterprises has become an important income generating business for poor people. SWOT analysis of cane based cottage enterprises as a whole indicates that the best level of strength is low labor cost while the availability of substitutes is the top-level threat to cane products. Recommenda-tions to improve this sector include government supports in quality raw material pro-curement, financing and creating awareness among people to use extensively these environment friendly products. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries Electronic Journal of Family Business Studies
dc.relation.uri https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/entrepreneurship/ejfbs
dc.subject.other labor en
dc.subject.other raw material en
dc.subject.other production en
dc.subject.other marketing en
dc.subject.other SWOT analysis en
dc.title Cane (Rattan) entreprises as family business in Bangladesh : a case study en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-200906091710

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