Identifying The Factors Affecting The Development Of An Entrepreneurial University Based On The Islamic Revolution Approach

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Hassan Mayamie , Gholamabbas Shekari and Aleme Keikha


The function of universities and higher education institutions have been transformed in last years, and their role as an engine of economic development has increased in the social changes of various ecosystems. Identifying the factors affecting the developing of entrepreneurship in universities can be a way forward in transforming the current situation of higher education institutions and universities into entrepreneurial universities. This research aimed to identify the factors that are effective in developing an entrepreneurial university based on the Islamic revolution approach. The research method has been fundamental in terms of objective and based on the mixed method; It has been in the category of survey-cross-sectional studies in terms of the time. The statistical population of the research in qualitative analysis included 30 specialists and experts (academic administrators, specialists in management and entrepreneurship fields) in the state universities of Mashhad (Ferdowsi University and Payam-e Noor University) which have been selected using the snowball method and purposive judgment. In the quantitative section, Cochran's formula was used to calculate the sample size; Based on that, the statistical sample size was 300 people from the faculty members of the state universities of Mashhad (Ferdowsi University and Payam Noor-e University) who were selected by stratified random method. Interviews and questionnaires were used as the tools of collecting research data. In the following, eight indices and 26 sub-indices were identified and evaluated using thematic analysis method. The results of the findings showed that the factors of goals and mission, management and leadership, entrepreneurship characteristics of professors, entrepreneurship characteristics of employees and students in the current situation were above the mean. Regarding the indices of internal units and structure, relationship with industries, financial institutions, commercialization, according to the actions taken, more attention was needed.

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