Identification of Peculiarities of Entrepreneurial Strategic Thinking

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor , faculty of entrepreneurship , University of Tehran

2 Assistant Professor, faculty of entrepreneurship, University of Tehran

3 MA, faculty of entrepreneurship, University of Tehran


According to the importance of entrepreneurship and strategic thinking for firms and organizations in order to succeed in this highly competitive world, the present study aims at identifying the peculiarities and characteristics of Entrepreneurial Strategic Thinking (EST). Strategic thinking is a way of solving strategic problems through which rational and convergent approaches are combined with creative thinking and divergent ones. This study is based on the presumption that the concept of strategic thinking could stand along the concepts of entrepreneurship and strategic entrepreneurship and create a new concept which would lead to performance improvement, growth and wealth creation. This study is a qualitative research with a inductive approach which used thematic analysis with developmental purposes. The research population includes strategic thinking and entrepreneurship experts. By use of the snowball technique, 11 experts have been chosen as the research sample. By coding process and accordingly with experts prioritizing, 7 categories were identified as peculiarities of EST including: Initiative, Teleology, Perspicacity, Boldly Bravery, Mobility, Clear-eyed and Utilizing of empirical knowledge. 


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