Evaluating the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Training Courses in a Developing Country

  • Majid Hosseinzadeh University of Tehran
  • Seyyed Mostafa Razavi
  • Davood Hosseinzadeh

Abstract

Purpose- Today, entrepreneurship has become a necessity for economic development in different countries. Therefore, entrepreneurship training could be a solution in order to reach this goal. But it should be considered that for being more successful, these courses should be effective and efficient.


Design/methodology/approach- In this study, a survey is conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of these courses between 265 trained individuals between in a two years period. Random sampling is done and then 113 individuals were selected to conduct the survey. Cronbach's alpha was calculated (0.967) and some hypotheses were tested.


Findings- Results reveal that output effectiveness was significant, and the courses were considered to be at an acceptable level. But there were some limitations as follows: (i) lack of access to a large number of trainers, which might affect the generalization level of the findings; and (ii) finding appro-priate measures to test the mentioned hypotheses.


Research Implications- The findings of this research might be used by policy makers, trainers and even tutors in the field of entrepreneurship.


Originality/value- The research is among the first studies in the area of evaluating entrepreneurship training courses conducted in Iran.


Research Paper


Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Hosseinzadeh, M., Razavi, S. M., Hosseinzadeh, D. (2014). “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Training Courses in a Developing Country”, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 63–73.

Published
Jul 1, 2014
How to Cite
HOSSEINZADEH, Majid; RAZAVI, Seyyed Mostafa; HOSSEINZADEH, Davood. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Training Courses in a Developing Country. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 63-73, july 2014. ISSN 2345-4695. Available at: <http://scientificia.com/index.php/JEBE/article/view/14>. Date accessed: 05 aug. 2020.
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