Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Organizations in Pakistan

Sidra Farooq

Department of Health Care Management, Ziauddin Medical College Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Syeda Noor Israr

Department of Science of Dental Materials, Baqai Dental College, Baqai Medical and Dental University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Babris Gul

Department of Health Care Management, Ziauddin Medical College Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Syed Hassan Danish *

Department of Health Care Management, Ziauddin Medical College Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


There are many barriers to starting a medical institution in Pakistan. Some of the career barriers are entrepreneurship, gender barriers, and lack of knowledge about funding issues. Additionally, purchasing power parity (PPP) related barriers can hinder starting a healthcare startup. Additionally, academic issues can cause a lack of entrepreneurship in healthcare organizations. By understanding these barriers and working to overcome them, healthcare organizations can drive more innovation and growth within their organizations. Job barriers, gender barriers, funding issues, and barriers related to purchasing power parity are some of them. However, while expanding these barriers further, the structural issues are at the core of Pakistan's prevention of healthcare entrepreneurship. According to numerous studies, the state's small business policy, administrative procedures (new company registration, licensing, etc.), tax laws, access to finance (bank loans, grants, etc.), ensuring private property protection, and the standard of living in the country. , political instability/corruption, international trade barriers, a shortage of skilled manpower (HR), and an inefficient judicial system are structural barriers to healthcare startups in Pakistan. This critical reflection discusses these factors in detail and provides empirical evidence to support his claims.

Keywords: Barriers, entrepreneurship, healthcare organizations, Pakistan

How to Cite

Farooq , S., Noor Israr , S., Gul , B., & Danish , S. H. (2023). Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Organizations in Pakistan. Advances in Research, 24(2), 1–7.


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