Modeling and configuration of Factors Affecting on university campus entrepreneurship ecosystem (UCE2) Creation

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty member, entrepreneurship faculty, university of Tehran

2 Associated professor, University of Tehran, Entrepreneurship Faculty

3 PhD student of entrepreneurship faculty,university of Tehran

4 Associated Professor, Entrepreneurship Faculty, University of Tehran


the issue of creating university campus entrepreneurship ecosystem (UCE2) is of ‎one the challenges faced by entrepreneurship development policy makers in ‎higher education. The main objective of this research is to model and configuration ‎the factors affecting the creation of the university campus entrepreneurship ‎ecosystem through the leveling and determining the extent of their interactions. In ‎this research, using a mixed- exploratory method, Accordingly, the research ‎method of this research is applied and from the perspective of information ‎gathering, descriptive and survey. This research has a qualitative section and a ‎quantitative part for identifying and leveling the effective factors in the formation ‎of UCE2 and a quantitative part for measuring the interactions of the factors. The ‎method of sampling in both quantitative and qualitative parts is purposive and ‎through a snowball method. In the qualitative section, semi-structured interviews ‎were initially used by 20 experts to identify the effective factors in UCE2, and in the ‎next step, Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM)‎ was used to determine the levels ‎of factors. In the quantitative analysis, the method of DEMATEL has been used. For ‎this purpose, the questionnaire of DEMATEL was provided to 12 experts. Using ‎DEMATEL modeling, the effect of factors was calculated. The results of the ‎research show that 9 important factors affecting the formation of UCE2 are ‎classified into three levels of regional factors, culture and university factors.‎


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