Competencies of disabled entrepreneurs in Iran:implications for learning and development

Bagheri, Afsaneh and Abbariki, Mahnaz (2017) Competencies of disabled entrepreneurs in Iran:implications for learning and development. Disability and Society, 32 (1). pp. 69-92. ISSN 0968-7599

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This qualitative research set out to explore competencies of disabled entrepreneurs by presenting their lived experiences in developing their capabilities to create and manage their own business. The research also aimed to identify the dimensions and components of entrepreneurial competencies of disabled entrepreneurs. The participants were 16 entrepreneurs with physical and mobility disabilities, four educational managers of disabled vocational education and rehabilitation centers, and four entrepreneurship academics. Our findings suggested that the disabled entrepreneurs possess specific personal and functional entrepreneurial competencies. Personal competencies include attitudinal competencies, entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurship learning self-efficacy. Functional competencies encompass entrepreneurial competencies, commitment and social competencies.

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Disability and Society
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