Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Rural Development, Ilam University, Iran


Given entrepreneurs’ special role in the economic growth and development, many developed and developing countries are attempting to motivate more number of people who have entrepreneurial characteristics towards entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities. The purpose of this research was to study the effectiveness of entrepreneurship training courses in Ilam Province, Iran. In this research a descriptive survey method was used. The statistical population consisted of 830 people that based on Cochran’s formula and by using proportionate stratified random sampling method 130 people were selected as the sample. The research tool was a questionnaire which its validity was confirmed by a panel of experts’ and its reliability was estimated using Cronbach’s alpha as to be 0.83 proving its high reliability. Data were analyzed by SPSS Software Package. It was found that participants’ inclination towards self-employment and entrepreneurship was increased after attending the courses. Also, significant differences were observed in participants’ readiness to start a business, their familiarity with entrepreneurship concepts and their ability to make a business plan before and after attending the courses.

Graphical Abstract

Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Training Courses in Ilam Province, Iran


  • Eentrepreneurship training courses had positive effect on readiness of participants to enter business world.
  • Eentrepreneurship training courses had positive effect on familiarity of participants with entrepreneurship concepts
  • Eentrepreneurship training courses had positive effect on ability of participants to design business plans.
  • Eentrepreneurship training courses had positive effect on familiarity of participants with business regulations.
  • Eentrepreneurship training courses had not positive effect on creativity and innovation, ability to evaluate entrepreneurship opportunities and business establishment and administration.


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