Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. Student of bussiness management, University of Tehran, Iran


At present, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial orientation are considered as a competitive advantage in organizations. Emotional intelligence process plays a critical role in the formulation and activation of entrepreneurial orientation of firms and organization. Therefore, this paper aims at studying the impact of emotional intelligence on the entrepreneurial orientation of female university students with the moderating effect of cognitive style. To gather data, questionnaires were distributed among a sample of 290 female students in Farabi College of Tehran University. The results showed that emotional intelligence has a positive and significant effect on entrepreneurial orientation. Also the moderating effect of cognitive style on the relationship between emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial orientation of female students was confirmed.


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