Entrepreneurial University, a Necessity for Knowledge-Based Economy; Evaluation and Explanation of Entrepreneurial Capacity of University of Mazandaran

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 M.A. in Public Administration, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Qaemshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Entrepreneurship, is an idea and a process in which an individual or group identifies new opportunities and exploits them successfully. Universities as knowledge producing and knowledge distributing institutions play a greater role in industrial innovation. In fact the emergence of entrepreneurial university is a response to the increasing importance of knowledge in national and regional systems of innovation and new perception of the university. The purpose of this study is to explain and investigate the entrepreneurial capacity of University of Mazandaran. From the statistical population of the study 134 specialists and university authorities were chosen as samples, standard questionnaires were used to collect data and data analysis was performed using SPSS and LISREL software. Structural equation modeling results indicated that, generality of the model is approved after correction of fit indices values (RMSEA = 0.056, NFI = 0.91 & GFI = 0.93). The T-student test results revealed that entrepreneurial capacity and its related aspects are inappropriate conditions in the studied university.

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