The Study of Relations between Social Skill of Entrepreneurs, Market Orientation and Corporate Entrepreneurship among Knowledge-based Organizations in Tehran

Document Type : Research Paper



Knowledge-based firms play a critical role in economics of developing countries. Innovation and entrepreneurship are two important factors for sustainable development of these firms. Corporate entrepreneurship and recognizing factors impacting them have become important in recent years. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relations between corporate entrepreneurship, market orientation and social skills among Iranian knowledge-based entrepreneurial organizations (KBEs). A total of 240 usable questionnaires were received from entrepreneurs and top managers. These were subjected to a structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis. The results show that social skills positively affect market orientation, and market orientation influences corporate entrepreneurship but the effect of social skill on corporate entrepreneurship was not significant.