Consequences Of External Environment On Entrepreneurial Motivation In Iran

Fereidouni, Hassan Gholipour and Masron, Tajul Ariffin and Nikbin, Davoud and Amiri, Reza Ekhtiari (2010) Consequences Of External Environment On Entrepreneurial Motivation In Iran. Asian Academy of Management Journal (AAMJ), 15 (2). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1394-2603

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The purpose of this study is to examine importance of business environment, social status of entrepreneurs, and country external conflicts as predictors of motivation to start a business in an environment, such as that in Iran, in which the economy is highly dependent on government initiatives. Data are collected from 106 MBA students through questionnaires. Respondents are questioned regarding the perceived importance of the business environment, socio-cultural factors (social status), and country external conflicts. The results show that the importance of business environment and country external conflicts contribute considerably to the level of entrepreneurial motivation. Further, the results reveal that social status is not a critical factor in determining the level of motivation to start a business. In particular, business environment is the most important factor in predicting entrepreneurial motivation. The results contribute to the growing body of literature in entrepreneurship and provide some implications for Iranian policy makers to create favourable external environment for potential entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) > Asian Academy of Management Journal (AAM)
Depositing User: Mr Firdaus Mohamad
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 02:12
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 02:12

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