Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Ph.D. Candidate of Agricultural Economics, Department of Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, 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 wasfound that participants’inclination towardsself-employment and entrepreneurship was increased after attending the courses. Also, significant differences were observed in participants’ readinessto start a business, their familiarity with entrepreneurship concepts and their ability to make a business plan before and after attending the courses.


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