Structural Analysis of the Effect on Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment Case Study: Sahneh and Harsin County of Kermanshah Province in Iran

 

Volume 5, Issue 2, Number 1, Pages 16-30, Published Online Mar 20, 2017

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Author(s):

Dr. Shohreh Karami, Dr. Hossein Agahi and Sohrab Manouchehri

ABSTRACT:

If creativity and innovation in agriculture integrated with skill and managerial capabilities and performance, the agricultural entrepreneurship is grown significantly. Empowerment by changing knowledge, attitudes, emotions, values and skills lead to development. Therefore, identifying and managing opportunities, threats, strengths and weaknesses in the agricultural entrepreneurs’ empowerment, is inevitable. Thus the purpose of this study, was structural analysis of the effect on agricultural entrepreneurs’ empowerment in Sahneh and Harsin counties of Kermanshah Province. Structural impact obtained based on different qualitative techniques and analysed based on SWOT model. The questionnaire was prepared in order to validate by entrepreneurship expert opinion. The results show that the most effective strengths were: knowledge, attitudes and values increasing in the agricultural entrepreneurs with weight credit (0/386), adoption of social responsibilities increasing with weight credit of (0/374); the most effective weaknesses were: Lack of enough capital with weight credit (0/776), lack of collective life quality with weight credit (0/744); the most effective opportunities were: entrepreneurship skills trading with weight credit (0/429), technical skills trading with weight credit (0/412) and the most effective threats were: lack of useful skills training with weight credit (0/635) and lack of appropriate market for products weight credit (0/615). The results suggest that by aggressive strategies such as training and development of entrepreneurial and professional skills, using new technologies, increasing access to finance and training, access to commercial networks, creation of exhibitions and applications conferences; adaptive strategies such as promoting use of banking facilities, contingency strategies, such as reducing the threat of being able to create diverse career opportunities, reducing administrative bureaucracy, reducing hard to get a licence and infrastructure to create suitable market production; defense strategy include reducing the threat such as economic insecurity can be used as background empowerment of entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector.

KEYWORDS:

Structural Affecting, Empowerment, Agricultural Entrepreneurs

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