Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Successful Industrial Entrepreneurs in Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. student, PhD student in Production and Operations Management Department, Mazandaran University, Mazandaran,Iran

2 Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Mazandaran, Iran


Profiting from the entrepreneurial experiences of successful entrepreneurs can play a pivotal role in entrepreneurial activities as the driving force of economic development. Therefore, this study seeks to phenomenological analyze the experiences of successful industrial entrepreneurs in Iran. The participants of the present study were 20 Iranian entrepreneurs in the industrial sector. In the present study, for data collection, semi-structured interviews were held with the research participants. The findings indicate that the entrepreneurial experiences of successful Iranian entrepreneurs in the industrial sector can be categorized in the form of educational experiences consisting of "organizational, familial and spiritual factors", scientific experiences consisting of "psychological, educational, and research and development factors," cultural experiences including "cultural factors, revolutionary thinking, justice, and communication factors," and economic experiences consisting of "entrepreneurial literacy, business factors, and economic literacy. "