A study on entrepreneurial behavior of ericulture farmers in the Charaideo district of Assam
The objective of the study was to analyze the entrepreneurial behavior of ericulture farmers of the Charaideo district of Assam. Results show that the majority of respondents were medium level of entrepreneurial behavior and that majority respondents (83%) were from the middle to the young age, acquired education level were 98% from primary school to college, 83.33% had marginal land holdings, out of which up to 0.5 ha area under ericulture, 60% had a high level of knowledge and experience in sericulture, 50% had extension contact and 53.33% had undergone training. The respondents had a medium level of persuasiveness and motivation to achieve. 8.33% had high managerial ability. Around 35% of the respondents possess low entrepreneurial behavior followed by 11% of the respondents having high entrepreneurial attributes. Knowledge ability and risk taking ability were high entrepreneurial indicators and persistence, feedback usage, self-confidence and persuasiveness were more important dimensions.