Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty Member, University of Ferdosi, Mashhad, Iran

2 Faculty Member, Culture University, Iran

3 PhD Student, Kharazmi University, Iran


Economic development is the core of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs with the demolition of the old and inefficient methods of the past and replacing them with efficient and innovative practices improve the economic system dynamics and life. One of the factors involved in entrepreneurship is gender and the level of success that each sex will gain in their business depends on their particular features. This research is a comparative study of entrepreneurial characteristics of founders of non-governmental high school in Tehran. The research method was descriptive-survey and the population included the female and male founders of non-governmental high school in Tehran (totally 507 persons). The sample composed of 213 people (90 women and 123 men) selected by cluster sampling. The data were collected through questionnaire that measured two entrepreneurial characteristics including personality and cognitive-skill. The results indicated that the entrepreneurial characteristics of male and female founders of non-governmental high schools are relatively good. There is no significant difference between men and women in terms of entrepreneurial characteristics. Ambiguity tolerance of women entrepreneurs and independence of men entrepreneurs was evaluated as an undesirable item. Also in terms of the personality and cognitive-skill characteristics, there was no significant difference between both groups of men and women. There was no significant difference between personality characteristics between men and women entrepreneurs, except in independence and tolerance of ambiguity.


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