The purpose of this study is to compare the State airlines and the private ones in Iran which are based on their entrepreneurial characteristics. These characteristics include entrepreneurship, risk taking, locus of control, need for achievement, creativity, diligence, visionary, ambiguity tolerance, and challenge ability. To achieve this goal these characteristics were evaluated in Iranian State and private airlines by the use of the measurement tools of entrepreneur's personal characteristics. The population consisted of five private and two State airlines .To do this research twenty State managers and twenty non-State ones were selected by descriptive judgment method with regards to the research question: "Are there any significant differences between the entrepreneurship of the managers in State airlines and those of private ones?" The result being achieved by the F-test at the level of α-5% didn't show any kind of difference between the managers of Iranian State and private ones, but only in ambiguity tolerance. This characteristic dominating the state managers was less evident than that of private managers. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sadeghi, D., & Esteki, M. (2010). Compare the state airlines and the private ones on their entrepreneurial characteristics of managers. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 5, pp. 2006–2011). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.405