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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Investigation Of Entrepreneurship Development Barriers In The Field Of Renewable Energies Technologies In Developing Countries: A Case Of Iran

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Sahar Cheraghi, Shahla Choobchain, Enayat Abbasi



Renewable energies technologies, entrepreneurship, job creation, inadequate access to institutional finance, Inadequate government or policy support, barriers, Iran.



With respect to the importance of the development of entrepreneurship and employment in renewable energies technologies, the present research investigated the obstacles of developing entrepreneurship in renewable energies in Iran. The methodology utilized in this paper involved two complementary methods: 1) a series of semi-structured interviews with 15 renewable energy entrepreneurs and 2) a questionnaire survey. The participants were identified via SATBA. Through the use of a simple random sampling method, 97 people were selected as sample. The results indicated that the most important barrier of entrepreneurship development in the field of renewable energies was inadequate access to institutional finance, inadequate government or policy support and the power of incumbents which were into the first, second and third ranks, respectively. According to the findings, sociocultural and individual barriers explain about 30% of the obstacles entrepreneurs are faced with, that have been neglected in previous studies. Entrepreneurship in the field of renewable energies is considered to be one of the most exclusive solutions for unemployment. In order to solve the problems faced by renewable energies entrepreneurs, the barriers which exist in the way of these activities should be identified and removed. Therefore, this study will take a useful upward step in order to identify these barriers and, eventually, provide the best functional suggestions.



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