Prioritization of Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring indicators based on Analysis Network Process and analysis of Iran entrepreneurial trend in the period of paradigm shifts

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Information Technology Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University


The main purpose of this article is to prioritize the Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring (GEM) indicators based on the Analysis Network Process (ANP) and the analysis of Iran entrepreneurial trend compared to the world average in the period of paradigm shifts (2014-2019). The research is Practical in terms of purpose and descriptive-survey in terms of data collection. Primary data were collected using a pairwise comparison questionnaire and weighed and analyzed using ANP technique and Super Decisions software. The statistical population of the study was experienced entrepreneurs and academic experts with scientific and research background in related fields. 15 people were selected by purposeful-nonprobability sampling and snowball sampling. Finally, to analyze the entrepreneurial trend in Iran, the data of GEM international reports, which are based on annual surveys of experts and qualified individuals in each country, were used as secondary research data. Among the weighted factors, personal characteristics were recognized as the most important indicator in the development of entrepreneurship in the country. The study of Iran entrepreneurship in the period of paradigm shifts showed that the country is in an undesirable situation in the most indicators except the dynamics of the domestic market and physical infrastructure at the macro level and understanding of entrepreneurial capabilities, social status of successful entrepreneurs and expecting job creation at the micro level.


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