Identifying the Effect of the Entrepreneurial Orientation and the Organizational Factors on the Performance (Case study: Technical Subsidiary Firms of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC))

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, University of Tehran

2 Ph.D. of Human Resource Management


In the beginning of the 1980s, the organizational entrepreneurship was considered a factor which could affect the output of the small, medium and big organizations and improve the growth and innovation of an organization.  Nowadays, large numbers of organizations exploit the entrepreneurship as a procedure to achieve long-term competitive advantages. Thus, it is of great importance to identify the effect of the entrepreneurial orientation and the organizational factors on the performance in a correlational research method in the Technical Subsidiary Firms of the National Iranian Oil Company and design a conceptual model with the three elements of entrepreneurial orientation, organizational factor and organization performance. The research questionnaire was randomly distributed among 280 middle and senior managers and the experts in the technical subsidiary firms of the National Iranian Oil Company of which  214 questionnaires were collected. The correlation average, path analysis and Shannon entropy method were used for data analysis. The results proved the acceptability of the research hypotheses. In conclusion, some suggestions for improving the organizational entrepreneurship and more extensive research have been presented.