The Scope and Sequence of Curriculum to Promote Students, Entrepreneurial Capabilities Using Interpretive Structural Modelling(ISM)


1 Student in the field of e-learning and entrepreneurship; University of Limerick, Ireland

2 M.A., entrepreneurship , University of Tehran

3 PhD, Associate Professor, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran

4 Professor- Director of enterprise research centre, university of Limerick, Ireland


One of the prerequisites for the students planning to promote entrepreneurial capabilities in our higher education system is the "domain" of entrepreneurial curriculum. It is of great importance when it becomes evident that we are faced with a range of characteristics and entrepreneurial capabilities. For an effective curriculum design, we have to determine the "scope" and the "sequence" components. This study has identified two key characteristics of entrepreneurship in the curriculum aimed at promoting students' abilities. An interpretative structural modelling method (ISM) is used in a qualitative research along with the viewpoints of eight Iranian successful entrepreneurs. and top 13 entrepreneurial features as the ultimate goals of the curriculum   in entrepreneurial universities. The communication structure of interrelationship is drawn in the form of an interactive network. On this basis, it is found that the "confidence", as the most important entrepreneurial characteristic in all of 12 selected features, has direct and indirect impact. Additionally, with a view to the results of similar research on the relationship between entrepreneurial characteristics in an interactive structure obtained in this study, some applications of an effective curriculum design in entrepreneurship have also been discussed. 


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