Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


A modified Model of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Foster the Launching of Start−ups in Iranian Universities

Author(s): Zohreh Motamedi Nia, Maryam Azizi, Hossein Mahdizadeh�

This research attempts to provide a modified model of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster the launching of start-ups in Iranian universities. This study was conducted using a sequential mixed approach (qualitative-quantitative). The findings showed that the important components for launching start-ups in universities were respectively as follows: human capital, culture, support, market, policy and financial capital in the modified model of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. However, the availability of the components was assessed to be low to medium. It is therefore recommended that universities’ mission be adjusted according to the cycle of entrepreneurship and university majors be redefined according the needs of the labour market.

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