Investigating the Effect of Social Capital on Women's Entrepreneurship in the City of Ilam with Regard to the Role of Mediator Innovation

Document Type : Research/Original/Regular


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran

2 PhD. Student, Farabi Campus University of Tehran, Iran

3 MSc, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran


Today, in addition to physical capital, social capital, entrepreneurship is the determining factor. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the influence of social capital on entrepreneurship; to evaluate the impact of social capital on entrepreneurial innovation is the role of mediator. The study had a sample of 130 female entrepreneurs Ilam through simple random sampling has been done. Research methodology is descriptive and correlation survey questionnaire researcher-building was used to collect data. Also, researcher for validity, the content validity and for reliability, using of Cronbach's alpha, which result indicated the suitability of variable. Data analysis software LISREL structural equation model-building has been done. Research findings show that social capital is a positive and significant impact on entrepreneurship and innovation, but innovation could not affect social capital.


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