Social Entrepreneurship Activities in Kerala: A Case Study of She Taxi


Raison Sam Raju

Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

Saliny Sasi

Guest Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Ayyankali Memorial Arts and Science College, Punalur, Kerala, India

Peer Review Report

Received Date

08.11.2018

Accepted Date

05.01.2019

Published Date

31.01.2019

Plagiarism

Accepted Level

Reviewer’s Comments to Authors

This case study was done to analyse the Social Entrepreneurship Activities in Kerala with special reference to She Taxi. It highlights the She Taxi is addressing the security issues of women and also to provide entrepreneurial skills to educated women in Kerala. The study aimed to give an understanding of the problems associated with the growth of She Taxi and also to examine the socio-economic changes among women entrepreneurs under the “She Taxi” scheme. Both Primary (questionnaire) and Secondary sources of data collection were used with 15 She Taxi drives as the respondents of the study.

Major Comments

  1. A case study is a research strategy and an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context. As this present study is a case-study method of research the researcher can give theoretical content of real-life benefits and problems of She-Taxi scheme.
  2. This She-Taxi scheme is by the Government of Kerala. So, the detail regarding the activities of Government of Kerala or the members of the scheme as mentioned in the title can be given.
  3. In analysis the Table 5 indicates the net result of the study only highlighted (+0.7717). Interpretation is not giving the clear result of the study researcher can concentrate on this part of the study.
  4. In findings the statement ‘Respondents are of the opinion that they earn on an average an amount of Rs.7000 per day’ but there were no proof of analysis for that which should be added in the paper.
  5. In next findings the detail of income-wise classification of the respondents has given where no analytical table regarding income-wise classification. Researcher should add the detail on income-wise classification of the respondents.
  6. In next findings the detail of age-wise classification and experience-wise classification of the respondents has given where no analytical table regarding age-wise classification and experience-wise classification. Researcher should add the detail on age-wise classification and experience-wise classification of the respondents.
  7. Researcher can be highlight the research gap and pave the way for future research.

Minor Comments

  1. Since it is both descriptive and analytical study the major part of the paper is covering the analysis part of the study. So, the researcher can concentrate and give information on the descriptive way.
  2. There was no mention of the limitations of the study, one of which is the apparently high dropout rate. Also, mention how your results compare to (reference given to author) another study which was published very recently.
  3. For each reference and the reviews of literature the researcher can add footnote in the concerned page.

Associate Editor’s Critique

The study has several strengths which highlights important parts need for the study. Descriptive parts of the study has given less concentration is the only weakness of the study.

Constructiveness of Comments

The review committee has given the constructive comments to the author /researcher.

Level of Detail of the Review

The review is fairly detailed, but the reviewer missed data inconsistence in the required field. There are some corrections to be taken place before the final review.

Substantiation of Comments

The reviewer made comments on the paper with references.

Was the Review Biased?

The study was reviewed under ‘nil’ biased basis.

Recommendation from the Reviewer

I recommend that, this paper be accepted after the above mentioned minor revisions.