Phenomenology of experiences and entrepreneurs’ perceptions of entrepreneurship phenomenon; A qualitative study

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies, University of Tabriz, Iran.

2 Post Graduated in Curriculum Studies, University of Tabriz, Iran


In the current world, entrepreneurs are origin of great developments in industrial, servant and commercial contexts and are motivator of development. The main objective of this study was to explore and deeply explain the experiences of entrepreneurs about entrepreneurship phenomenon, as they perceive themselves. Research method was qualitative in the way of phenomenology. Population included supremo entrepreneurs of Tabriz in industrial, servant and commercial contexts at 1391. Through satiated sampling, 16 participants were selected purposefully. Data were gathered via deep interview and analyzed through method proposed by Smith (1995). Finally, 5 general contexts including entrepreneurship context, economy‚ psychological characteristics, and social characteristics were clarified. Each of these included several sub-contexts.


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