Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Performance in Iran

  • Ali DavariEmail author
  • Amer Dehghan Najmabadi
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This article identifies determinants of entrepreneurial ecosystem and their effects of them on the entrepreneurial performance in Iran. After reviewing the recent literature on entrepreneurial ecosystem, eight factors were identified including R&D, financial resources, market, support services, infrastructure, culture, policies, and human capital that affect the entrepreneurial performance. The data has been collected by a survey method through questionnaires. Experts and entrepreneurs have participated in assessing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The results of data analysis demonstrate that factors such as R&D, financial resources, market, support services, infrastructure, culture, policies, and human capital have a positive impact on entrepreneurial performance. Meanwhile, the results imply inefficiency in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Iran. Moreover, the shortfalls of some factors cause to neutralize the effect of other determinants on the entrepreneurial performance.


Entrepreneurial ecosystem Entrepreneurial performance Entrepreneurship policy Iran 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EntrepreneurshipUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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