Evaluating Faculty Member's Attitudes Regarding to Entrepreneurship Obstacles in Agricultural Faculties of Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant professor, Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran

2 Associate professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran

3 Professor, Department of Agricultural extension and education, Faculty of economics and agricultural development, university of Tehran, Karaj


The purpose of this study was to investigating Faculty member's attitudes regarding to Entrepreneurship Obstacles in Agricultural Faculties of Iran. Statistical population was faculty members of Agricultural Faculties of Iran that by using stratified random sampling method, 344 of them were selected as sample. The instrument of data gathering was questionnaire and analyzing gathered data were done by SPSS software. Factor Analysis technique were used as the main technique to recognize the challenges of entrepreneurship in agricultural faculties of Iran. On the basis of factor analysis results, 5 infrastructural factors were recognized as the most important Obstacles of Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Faculties that were: "Educational Obstacles", "Individual – Characteristic Obstacles", "Law – Support Obstacles", "Facilities Obstacles" and "Communication Obstacles”, which totally defined 70.395 percent of total variance that among the recognized obstacles, "Educational Obstacles" had the highest percent of variance definition.