Design of a Regional Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Model in Iran

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Entrepreneurship, Qazvin Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Faculty Member of Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran

3 Faculty Member of Qazvin Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

4 Faculty Member of Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

5 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Entrepreneurial ecosystem is a geographic framework that indicates that a person is supported by which factors for becoming a businessman. Effective factors on this issue include social, cultural, political and economic structures that should be considered in the context of different regions. In our research, we are going to identify not only international and national factors affecting entrepreneurship but also factors that will affect on the entrepreneurship of the region. The statistical sample includes 100 entrepreneurship development policymakers, entrepreneurs, and owners of knowledge-based companies. The data gathering tool of the interview was based on a closed questionnaire and the validity and reliability of this research were confirmed after the assessment. Based on the findings of this study from the descriptive aspect, this conceptual model has been appropriate for experts and entrepreneurs. Analysis of the main goals of the research shows that there are a number of factors on the region that the ecosystems of entrepreneurship are affected by them, which include geographic, demographic, institutional factors, and regional infrastructure.