Promoters of Structural Reforming in Higher Agricultural Education to Achieve Entrepreneurial University

  • Neda Heydarian, Maryam Omidi Najafabadi, Farhad Lashgarara, Mehdi Mirdamadi, Davod Samari


The purpose of this study was to analyze the predictors that influence the development of an entrepreneurial university development using structural equation modeling. Through a descriptive correlation research method, the study focused on Ph.D. students and faculty members in the Science and Research Branch, University of Islamic Azad, Iran. Data were collected through a face-to-face interview with the respondents using a researcher-made questionnaire from 255 people through simple random sampling method. The questionnaire validity and reliability confirmed by content, construct and composite test respectively. Data analyzed using SPSS (V20) and LISREL (V8.54) software. The results showed a good fit for the proposed model. Also, the results revealed that “organizational culture”, “knowledge management”, “transformational leadership”, “university's external capabilities” and “entrepreneurship culture” had positive and “organizational structure” has a negative influence on the development of entrepreneurial University. Finally, some operational suggestion provided.