Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Entrepreneurship Management, Faculty of Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


Although concept of social capital has glabal validity, but evaluation criterion of social capital can be different in each context. In this research, an Iranian criterion is conpoiled for evaluation of social capital. Data is collected from 402 professors and student of Humanities majors in three universities and are tested by factor analysis. The results indicate that social capital includes 4 aspects of structural, institutional, cognitive and normative. Also, in society of Iran, demopraphy variables such as gender, age, education, maritual status have strong relationship with some of the aspects of social capital. In order to measure the validity of evaluation tool, its relation with entrepreneurial orientation is studied. Strong relationship between social capital and entrepreneurship orientation was observed.


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