Using Multi Criteria Decision Making Methods for Evaluation the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Indicators

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Industrial Management,Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Department of Business Management, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran.

3 Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kurdistan University, Sanandaj, Iran.

4 Department of Economics, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran.


This paper offered a procedure for ranking the entrepreneurial and innovative indicators using Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), taking into account three individual,organizational and cultural dimensions simultaneously in decision making procedure. Henceforward, by using the Meta synthesis framework, the form of group classification of indicators from afinding’s combination was suggested and recognized. After that, the entrepreneurship and innovation specialists' sight were congregated based on Meta-analysis. Then, the indicators were arranged using Analytical Network Process (ANP) and the Decision-Making Trial and Assessment Laboratory (DEMATEL). The outcomes found
from Meta-analysis and MCDM methods were used as input and output data, respectively, to describe the methodology of evaluating and prioritizing entrepreneurial and innovative criteria in smart international companies.