Relationship between Intellectual Capital and Organizational Entrepreneurship among Employees: A case study

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Health Policy and Management Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Social Determinants of health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran


Background: Entrepreneur organizations are considered as effective means of economic growth in every society. Trying to gain a competitive advantage leads organizations toward knowledge assets such as intellectual capital. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between intellectual capital and organizational entrepreneurship among employees of Yazd University of Medical Sciences in 2016.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study which performed among 223 employees of Yazd University of Medical Sciences in the year 2016. Method of sampling was stratified sampling. The standard questionnaires of Bontis Intellectual Capital and Scarborough entrepreneurship assessment were used to collect the data. Collected data were entered in SPSS version 20 and analyzed through descriptive analysis methods (Mean, Standard deviation), and Pearson correlation coefficient. 
Results: Mean of scores of employees was a modest level of intellectual capital (126.5+18.2), while the organizational entrepreneurship was also evaluated to be in a modest level (10.5+2.4). In terms of intellectual capital employees considered human capital dimension as the most important aspect (44.9+8.2). In addition, there was a correlation between human aspect of intellectual capital and organizational entrepreneurship (P=0.02).
Conclusion: Given the study results, paying special attention to human capital in every organization and empowering employees in terms of required knowledge and skills of innovation and entrepreneurship would be beneficial for the target society.