The role of technological knowledge and entrepreneurial orientation on entrepreneurial success with the mediating role of psychological capital (case study: knowledge-based companies in Lorestan province)

Document Type : Research Paper

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1 lorestan university, management faculty, assistant professor

2 MSC of Management Department, Malayer branch, Islamic Azad University, Malayer, Iran

3 PhD in Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran

Abstract

Today, most businesses need efficient and new knowledge and technology to succeed in their field of activity. The present study was conducted with the aim of analyzing the role of technological knowledge and entrepreneurial orientation on entrepreneurial success with the mediating role of psychological capital. This study has been conducted in terms of applied purpose, descriptive type and survey method. The statistical population in this study is 384 employees of knowledge-based companies in Lorestan province, who were selected by convenience sampling. In order to analyze the data, partial least squares method and Smart PLS-3 software were used. Convergent validity was used to measure validity, and Cronbach's alpha was used to measure reliability, and its coefficient is greater than 0.7 for all research constructs. The results show that technological knowledge has a positive and significant effect on entrepreneurial success and psychological capital. Entrepreneurial orientation has a positive and significant effect on psychological capital and entrepreneurial success. Also, psychological capital has a positive and significant effect on entrepreneurial success. Finally, it can be said that psychological capital plays a mediating role both in the relationship between technological knowledge and entrepreneurial success and in the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial success

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