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The role of structural factors on entrepreneurial behavior of Medical Sciences faculty members of Qazvin in 2017

Mohebifar, Rafat and Rafiei, Sima and Mohammadi, Negin (2018) The role of structural factors on entrepreneurial behavior of Medical Sciences faculty members of Qazvin in 2017. Masters thesis, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.

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Abstract Introduction: A necessary prerequisite for the development of entrepreneurship is to examine and understand accurately the current status of entrepreneurial behavior and its factors. The aim of this study is to assess affecting structural factors on the entrepreneurship behavior of the academic faculty members of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted amongst 270 faculty members working in five colleges of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in 2017-2018. The data were collected using a three-dimensional standard questionnaire including demographic characteristics, entrepreneurial behavior and structural factors. ANOVA and linear regression modeling was performed using STATA software version 14. Result: The mean score reported for entrepreneurial behavior was 3.76±0.55 which is considered high tendency toward entrepreneurship. Also, the average conditions of the structural elements has been 2.51±0.89 which was considered average. Linear regression analysis showed with age increase, entrepreneurship behavior increased (P=0.018, β=0.52), while an increase in educational level led to a decrease in entrepreneurship behavior (P=0.001, β= -0.74). In the final model, organizational structure revealed a significant effect on entrepreneurship behavior (P< 0.001, β=0.25). Only physical facilities didn't show a significant statistical effect on entrepreneurship score (P>0.05). Conclusion: Universities have an irrefutable role in the development of human resources. In order to fulfill these important tasks, Universities should pay more attention to the development of science and technology derived from scientific research and transfer them through entrepreneurial channels to their constituents. Considering the effect of structural elements on entrepreneurial behavior of the academic members, the need for such substructures in the universities and the country’s higher education organizations in order to assist development of entrepreneurial behavior among the academicians is greatly felt. Key words: Structural factors; Entrepreneurship behavior; Academic members

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RN Health
Divisions: University Thesis > Faculty of Health > Health Care Management
Depositing User: Health School Students
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 04:44
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 04:44
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8815

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