Providing a Model of the Entrepreneurial Social Capital with Emphasis on Social Responsibility of the Social Security Organization of Golestan Province

Document Type : Research Article (with mixed approaches)


1 PhD, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Orientation, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University, Ali Abadktol Branch, Golestan, Iran

2 Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Payame Noor University Central Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University, Aliabadektol Branch, Golestan, Iran


Purpose: The present study was conducted with the aim of presenting an entrepreneurial social capital model with emphasis on social responsibility of Golestan Social Security Organization.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The present study was a developmental-applied type in terms of purpose and in terms of data collection, it was exploratory mixed method. The statistical population in the qualitative part of the research included academic experts who were used in a non-destructive (targeted) method and snowball method until a theoretical consensus was reached and 20 experts were selected. The second group of the statistical population of this study in the quantitative part included the managers and employees of the Social Security Organization of Golestan province with 518 people who were selected as the sample size using Krejcie and Morgan table. The sampling method in this study was simple random. In the qualitative part of the present study, semi-in-depth interviews were used and in the quantitative part, a researcher-made questionnaire was used. The validity and reliability of both instruments were evaluated and confirmed. The method of data analysis at the inferential level was the use of tests such as correlation coefficient, heuristic and confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modeling by LISREL software, structural-interpretive modeling using ISM software in other software such as SPSS and Excel.
Research findings: The results showed that the components of entrepreneurial social capital included the components of social cohesion, social interaction and trust, social participation, social norm and the structure of social relations. The results also showed that the components of entrepreneurial social capital in Golestan Social Security Organization are higher than average.
Limitations & Consequences: Convincing people about the confidentiality of information and expressing their opinions about the organization
Practical Consequences: This research can help to improve entrepreneurial social capital by identifying the indicators, components and different dimensions of social responsibility in the Social Security Organization of Golestan Province and providing a suitable model.
Innovation or value of the Article: This research is necessary due to the lack of entrepreneurial social capital model in Golestan Social Security Organization.


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