Entrepreneurial Transformation in the Middle East: Experiences from Tehran Universities

Technics Technologies Education Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, 533-537, 2015

5 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2016

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Maribel Guerrero

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Aidin Salamzadeh

University of Tehran - Faculty of Management

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Universities are an important catalyst for regional, economic and social development. Many countries have reformed legislation on academic entrepreneurship, but several research opportunities at the systems, university, and individual levels still exist. The existing literature on entrepreneurial universities provides insights about the entrepreneurial transformation process of universities in developed countries. Our study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the entrepreneurial transformation process of Middle Eastern universities. Adopting the entrepreneurial university framework proposed by Urbano and Guerrero, we explore two universities located in Tehran. This study provides insights about exploring the entrepreneurial transformation process, as well as policies that can stimulate the entrepreneurial activity of universities in developing countries and thus foster regional competitiveness.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Universities, Institutional Economics, Resource Based-View, Middle East

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Guerrero, Maribel and Urbano, David and Salamzadeh, Aidin, Entrepreneurial Transformation in the Middle East: Experiences from Tehran Universities (2015). Technics Technologies Education Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, 533-537, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710090

Maribel Guerrero

University of Deusto - Deusto Business School ( email )

Camino de Mundaiz, 50
San Sebastian, 20012
Spain

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B, Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
34935811209 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.davidurbano.eu

Aidin Salamzadeh (Contact Author)

University of Tehran - Faculty of Management ( email )

Tehran
Iran

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