Configurating Dimensions of cooperative-oriented entrepreneurship ecosystem within small rural enterprises

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of new business, Faculty of Entrepreneurship , University of Tehran

2 faculty of agriculture .boali sina university.hamadan, iran

3 Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modares University


Today, the economies of developed countries are based on the small and medium enterprises. An important condition for sustained success in the current economy is the expansion of small enterprises. They play an important role in consolidating incomes, economic growth and community employment. In this regard, the present study was conducted to design the model of the cooperative-oriented entrepreneurship ecosystem in rural home-based entreprises. The present study is an applied and descriptive-survey research. In this study, fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) was used. In-depth study of theoretical sources was conducted to identify the dimensions of entrepreneurial ecosystem in cooperative rural businesses. The research population was 25 experts in the field of rural entrepreneurship who participated for prioritizing and measuring relative importance of themes and sub-themes. 30 sub-themes were extracted, which were placed in six main themes. The Holsty formula was used to confirm the reliability, which was 0.088. The findings showed that the political dimension (explicit support of cooperative-oriented entrepreneurship in the country), socio-cultural (building self-confidence in local investors), financing (financial support and facility support from cooperative-oriented entreprises) and the market (creating entrepreneurship networks and international cooperation) were of greater importance in a cooperative-oriented entreprises ecosystem in home-based entreprises.


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