Designing a comprehensive model of entrepreneurial university in the science and technology parks, Babak Ziyae and Mehdi Tajpour
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the entrepreneurial university and to develop a theoretical framework relating entrepreneurship education in the third generation of universities. Therefore, the future research could be carried out to identify and apply the presented model.
Design/methodology/approach: In terms of objective, this study is considered as an empirical one, and the research methodology is descriptive-correlative type. Sample population consists of 130 knowledge-based firms in the science and technology parks. In total, 100 knowledge-based firms were selected by using a stratified random sampling. The analysis of data obtained from the questionnaires and both descriptive and inferential parts was done through the application of SPSS, structural equation modeling technique and Smart PLS 3 software.
Findings: The results suggested the positive and significant effect of the organizational, individual, institutional, and environmental factors on entrepreneurial university in the science and technology parks.
Practical implications: The application of the research model provides an avenue for the practitioners to design accelerates and creative science and technology parks focussing on the commercialization education, entrepreneurial intuition and marketing to students and innovators.
Social implications: The theoretical framework of the current study offers a different way forward for policy makers in thinking about those factors that may be critical for success of entrepreneurship education. Policy makers, in general can provide infrastructures to launch third generation of universities, entrepreneurial university, for young generation to increase effectiveness of academic education and to provide the prospect of a more business opportunity recognition.
Originality/value: This research contributes to the existing literature in the field of entrepreneurship education. So far, a comprehensive model has been substantially neglected with respect to the entrepreneurial university in the science and technology parks. This new framework can be used to inform thinking and research design in the area of entrepreneurship education to promote entrepreneurial university thought.
Keywords: Organizational factors; Entrepreneurial university; Environmental factors; Individual factors; Institutional factors.
Citation: Ziyae, B. and Tajpour, M. (2016), "Designing a comprehensive model of entrepreneurial university in the science and technology parks", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 267-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-04-2016-0022