Investigating the Effects of Infrastructure and Technology of Infrastructure Ecotourism on the Recruitment of Business Angels in Development of Rural Tourism Industry of Kermanshah Province

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran

2 Masters of Enterprise Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan & Baluchistan.

3 Assistant, professor, Faculty of Economics and Entrepreneurship, Razi University

4 Associate Professor, Department of Public Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan


The aim of the present study is to identify and explain the effects of the infrastructure and technology components of the ecotourism industry on attracting business angels. This research is applied in terms of practical purpose and descriptive-survey in terms of data collection; also, the present research paradigm is mixed. In the qualitative section, semi-structured interviews was used to collect data and content analysis and Delphi methods were used to achieve the research model. The research community in the qualitative sector includes 25 experts in the field of tourism, including university professors, experts and entrepreneurs in the ecotourism industry, who have been purposefully selected. In the quantitative section, the data were collected using the questionnaire survey and distribution method and analyzed using structural equation modeling modeling with Smart PLS software. The statistical population of the quantitative sector includes 100 people who have been selected as a target and population based on three indicators of being official executive, starting a business or graduating in the tourism industry. Modeling was performed with the average beard of standardized residual residues, the best-tested model, the standardized normal index and the presence of residual covariance matrix residues. The results of the analysis in the quantitative section indicate that the components of the infrastructure dimension with 72% and the technology dimension with 49% have been effective on attracting business angels in the field of ecotourism in Kermanshah province. Managers of eco-tourism sites are encouraged to provide the necessary platforms for business angels to participate based on identified talents.


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