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The Impact of Opportunity Recognition Skills Training On Entrepreneurial Intention of Female Nursing Students

This paper using the Theory of Planned Behavior, presents a study of entrepreneurial intentions among nursing students in Zanjan Azad University. By measuring the intention of nursing students, the factors that impact their intention to start business can be recognized and the effective programs to affect their intention can be designed and developed. A sample of 56 nursing student selected and assigned to test and control groups.

Data was collected at tow stage: The first down at the beginning of the first semester and before an entrepreneurial training program (ETP) performed, and the second, down at 75 days later, after ETP program was accomplished. The training program focused on opportunity recognition assumed to have positive effect on entrepreneurial intention. Because they not involve in practical aspects of start up and giving participants thought of potential barriers we could measure the effectiveness of the training program.

Results shows that unlike many studies that show entrepreneurial training program positively influence entrepreneurial intentions of students, this study find very low effect of entrepreneurial training program on entrepreneurial intentions of nursing students. This paradoxical finding might be as a result of other factors such as greater chance of nursing students to be employed after graduation. Our results also showed that like entrepreneurial intention, self efficacy had not been influenced by training program .Social norms had been influenced by ETP but attitude toward behavior and perceived self efficacy had not influenced.

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Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 4Comments Off on The Impact of Opportunity Recognition Skills Training On Entrepreneurial Intention of Female Nursing Students

Obstacles and Solutions of Commercialization of University Research: Case Study of Small Businesses Development Center of University of Tehran

With the entrepreneurship mission incorporated into the education and research missions of universities, their role in the economic and social development in societies has increased. Thus, subjects revolving around academic entrepreneurship and knowledge commercialization have drawn the attention of many researchers and politicians in different countries in the world. In Iran, too, the knowledge commercialization phenomenon is in its prime and is in its early stages of taking shape and development. Therefore, this paper aims to identify obstacles and solutions in the commercialization of university research in Iran. The qualitative research method has been used in the form of a case study. The research data collection tools consist of semi- structured interviews. As a compliment of data collection tools, some evidence and documents were also studies. The research statistical population includes all the individuals engaged in knowledge commercialization in the University of Tehran. Twenty six interviews were conducted before data saturation reached. The results of the qualitative research indicate that the organizational, environmental/institutional and internal university research commercialization impeding factors are critical obstacles in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the University of Tehran and policy makers should devise proper strategies in light of these factors.

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Posted in Economics, Issue no. 7Comments Off on Obstacles and Solutions of Commercialization of University Research: Case Study of Small Businesses Development Center of University of Tehran