Entrepreneurship Research in Iran: Current Trends and Future Agendas

  • Afsaneh BagheriEmail author
  • Morteza Akbari
  • Atefeh Zolfaghari
  • Samira Razi
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This chapter examines the current trends and future research agendas for entrepreneurship in Iran. Using the systematic literature review method, the papers published in the field were organized and the chronological evolution of the papers was examined. Some 208 articles published in between 2000 and 2012 were identified in 38 academic journals. The findings revealed that entrepreneurship paper publication has witnessed several variations where the number and quality of published articles constantly increased from 2000 to 2007, critically improved from 2008 to 2011 and then declined in 2012. Furthermore, the majority of these papers focus on fragmented topics, are mostly at the exploratory stage and descriptive and have little contribution to theory building.


Entrepreneurship research Systematic literature review Iran 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Afsaneh Bagheri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Morteza Akbari
    • 1
  • Atefeh Zolfaghari
    • 2
    • 3
  • Samira Razi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EntrepreneurshipUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Accounting and Management Faculty, Entrepreneurship DepartmentQazvin Azad Islamic UniversityQazvinIran
  3. 3.ITBM Research Group of ICT Institute of ACECRTehranIran

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