The Impact of the Approaches of Strategic Human Resources on Entrepreneurship and Innovative Performance in Iran: The Case of Higher Education

Document Type : Research Paper



The aim of this paper is to examine the key aspects of the pattern of human resources management and the effects of this pattern on the innovative and entrepreneurship organizational performance. Methodologically, the data collection is descriptive in survey form, in which managers’ experiences and the different aspects of the problem were studied at two state universities in Tehran. The population of the study consists of all high-level managers in the different faculties of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti universities. A purposeful sampling is used and 70 managers are selected to participate in the study. A structured questionnaire based on Likert scale is used for data collection. Descriptive indices of average, correlation and multiple regressions are used for data analysis. Research findings showed that the strategic and functional aspects of human resources have different impacts on organizational performance. Moreover, the level of success of individual and group entrepreneurship is different. Finally, the findings showed that both strategic and operational experiences under the human resources management influence the organizational effectiveness significantly. Particularly, experiences influence on innovative performance through strategic management of human resources is notable.