Document Type : Research Paper
The main purpose of this study was to study the barriers to nanotechnology entrepreneurship development in the Iranian agricultural sector. A descriptive- survey method was used for collecting data. The statistical population of this study consisted of 190 researchers who were working in the National Agricultural Research Institutions (N=190). Based on the Krejcie and Morgan table, a sample of 128 persons was selected using a method of simple random sampling (n=128). A questionnaire was used to collect the data. A panel of faculty members in the universities of Tehran and Zanjan established the validity of the questionnaire. A pilot study was conducted to establish the reliability of the instrument. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the main scale of questionnaire was equal to 0.752. The results of factor analysis showed that five factors namely: infrastructural- supportive, legal, cognitive- educational, psychological and communicational explain 70.05 percent of total variances of barriers to nanotechnology entrepreneurship development in the Iranian agricultural sector.