Analysis of organizational entrepreneurship components in agricultural jihad training centers

Document Type : Original Article


1 PHD student of Educational management, Islamic Azad University, west Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Educational management, GARMSAR Branch , Islamic Azad University , GARMSAR, Iran.



Despite the importance of entrepreneurship, the components of organizational entrepreneurship in agricultural jihad training centers are still not very clear. The aim of this study was to deeply identify the components of organizational entrepreneurship in agricultural jihad training centers with a mixed (qualitative-quantitative) approach. In order to data collection in the qualitative phase, semi-structured interviews with 17 experts in various fields including educational management, organizational entrepreneurship and agricultural education were used. Data were collected using snowball sampling technique until theoretical saturation was achieved. Thematic analysis method was used to analyze the data. In the quantitative phase, a questionnaire was used to collect data, which had been developed based on the results of the qualitative phase. According to the Krejcie-Morgan’s table, out of 270 faculty members in the fields of entrepreneurship and agriculture at Agricultural University-Jihad, 154 were randomly studied. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling technique in Smartpls3 software environment. The results showed that organizational entrepreneurship in the studied centers consists of seven components that are important in order of cultural and social, financial and support components, research services, policy and planning, educational structure, service delivery and publishing services. Overall, focusing on promoting organizational culture and providing intellectual and financial support to employees and stakeholders can strengthen the foundations of organizational entrepreneurship.


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