Title: Developing the business model of research and technology department of National Iranian Gas Company

Authors: Reza Bandarian

Addresses: Commercialization and Business Development Department, Technology Management Division, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, P.O. Box 14665-137West Blvd. Azadi Sports Complex, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Regarding to the mission of R&T department of National Iranain Gas Company (NIGC) which is responsible for technological and innovative support of NIGC, in this study first, it is surveyed how much the business model of this department is compliance with its mission and then based on acquired result the implication have been offered for improving and evolving of its business model. For this purpose, comprehensive business model of corporate research and technology department were developed by configuration methodology and based on extractions from literature and its implementation mechanisms were explain. In the next step, the current business model of R&T department of NIGC was developed. Finally, the current business model of R&T department of NIGC is compared with the model derived from the literature and existing shortcomings in the business model identified and necessary recommendations to improve the performance of this department has been proposed.

Keywords: R&T business model; technological innovation; technological competency; acquisition; leveraging; protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIC.2019.104015

International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, 2019 Vol.2 No.2, pp.115 - 125

Received: 28 Sep 2018
Accepted: 24 Feb 2019

Published online: 06 Dec 2019 *

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