Entrepreneurship Education and Research in Iran: The Faculty of Entrepreneurship of University of Tehran

  • Mohammad Reza Zali
  • Mahshid TootoonchyEmail author
  • Jahangir Yadollahi Farsi
  • Nezameddin Faghih
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


Entrepreneurship is widely associated with prosperity and economic growth by providing employment opportunities, promoting efficiency by applying new technologies and addressing environmental changes. To encourage entrepreneurial intention and success, the entrepreneurship education aims at providing knowledge, enhancing skills and motivating the students in different contexts. The entrepreneurship education can be offered at two levels of schools and universities. The school level entrepreneurship programs increases the long-term possibility of creating a new business. In order to enhance the entrepreneurial competencies, universities need to contribute not only to the research and teaching but also to the commercialization of technology. The commercialization and technology entrepreneurship curriculum can help the graduate students to recognize the opportunity of launching their own new business start-ups. This chapter reviews the growth of entrepreneurship education in Iran and specifically in the University of Tehran. The current educational programs are explained and the new directions at entrepreneurship education such as techno-preneurship and professional master of entrepreneurship at the faculty of entrepreneurship, University of Tehran are discussed.


Entrepreneurship education Entrepreneurship research The faculty of entrepreneurship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Reza Zali
    • 1
  • Mahshid Tootoonchy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jahangir Yadollahi Farsi
    • 1
  • Nezameddin Faghih
    • 1
  1. 1.The Faculty of EntrepreneurshipUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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