Analysis of barriers to organizational entrepreneurship in the university: A case study of Gonbad Kavous University

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Gonbad Kavous University, Iran


The purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to organizational entrepreneurship in Gonbad Kavous university. This research is a descriptive correlation research. The statistical population of the study includes all faculty members of Gonbad Kavous University. Due to the unavailability of all members’, random sampling method was used. The research measurement tool was two researcher-made questionnaires, the validity of the questionnaires was confirmed by experts and the reliability of the questionnaire was 0.935 for Cronbach's alpha test for organizational entrepreneurship barriers questionnaire and 0.941 for organizational entrepreneurship questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data at a significance level of 0.05 and the data were analysed by SPSS software version 23. The results of correlation test showed that out of the 6 variables studied, only 4 variables (organizational culture, leadership style, level of conflict and rules and regulations) have a positive and significant relationship with organizational entrepreneurship and the other two variables (employee characteristics and management characteristics) has no significant relationship with organizational entrepreneurship. The result of multivariate regression test showed that the component of organizational culture predicts 41.1% of changes related to organizational entrepreneurship. Finally, the result of Friedman test showed that the first obstacle to organizational entrepreneurship at Gonbad Kavous University is the characteristics of employees and the most significant factor for organizational entrepreneurship is organization culture.


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