Title: Analysis of science, technology and innovation policy using a mixed approach: case study of Iran

Authors: Jafar Bagherinejad; Mohammad Mirkazemi Mood

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alzahra University, Tehran, 1993893973, Iran ' Management Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, 1993893973, Iran

Abstract: This study tries to analyse the science, technology and innovation (STI) policies based on experts` opinions and modelling of STI's policy analysis in Iran, using a mixed approach. To achieve this goal, a Meta-synthesis analysis is followed. First, relevant literature and successful experiences in the STI of several countries are reviewed thoroughly. By using a qualitative study, the proposed model dimensions, including actors, strategies, laws, resources and evaluation systems are recognised and through a field study the validity of them are tested. Gathering data through questionnaire and designing structural equation modelling framework for analysing them by LISREL software approved the proposed model. The results indicate that the STI policies of Iran are at the middle position in terms of all five determinants of the model of this study. Finally, based on overall findings, several policy implications are offered to improve the positions of dimensions of the STI policy analysis model.

Keywords: science; technology and innovation policy; policy analysis model; actors; strategies; laws; resources; evaluation systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2020.111502

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2020 Vol.20 No.4, pp.340 - 369

Received: 23 Jul 2019
Accepted: 19 Mar 2020

Published online: 30 Nov 2020 *

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