Title: Corporate entrepreneurship in University of Tehran: does human resources management matter?

Authors: Aidin Salamzadeh; Mehdi Tajpour; Elahe Hosseini

Addresses: Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, 16th Street, North Kargar Avenue, Tehran 1439813141, Iran ' Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, 16th Street, North Kargar Avenue, Tehran 1439813141, Iran ' Faculty of Management, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

Abstract: The present study aims to examine whether human resource management affects the development of corporate entrepreneurship in University of Tehran, or not. This research is applied in term of purpose and descriptive-correlational in terms of quantitative approach. As the topic was strategic in University of Tehran, the statistical population consists of 200 directors and deputies of the university, among whom 132 were randomly selected. Data collection was conducted based on a questionnaire designed by Loshali and Krishnan (2013) regarding human resources management, and Huges and Morgan (2007) regarding corporate entrepreneurship. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by the experts and its reliability was confirmed by composite reliability coefficient and Cronbach's alpha. To analyse the information structural equation modelling (SEM) and Smart PLS software were used. Finally, the results indicated that if more attention is paid to human resources management practices in University of Tehran, corporate entrepreneurship will be improved accordingly.

Keywords: human resources management; corporate entrepreneurship; University of Tehran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2019.103218

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2019 Vol.10 No.3, pp.276 - 292

Received: 14 Jan 2019
Accepted: 14 May 2019

Published online: 17 Oct 2019 *

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