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Title: Qualitative content analysis of factors affecting the relationship of science development, technology development and economic growth

Authors: Mahmood Yahyazadehfar; Hooman Shababi

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management, University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Babolsar, Iran ' Science and Technology Policy, University of Mazandaran (UMZ) and Faculty member at Rahedanesh Institute of Higher Education, Babol, Iran

Abstract: The present research tries to investigate the effective factors that affect the relationship among science development, technology development and economic growth using thorough literature review and qualitative content analysis. After investigating several articles and books, nine factors were identified as key factors which affect science development. In addition, nine factors of increasing the amount of patents, basic and applied researches growth, expert human resources growth (human resources development), growth of research and development (R&D) budget, GDP growth, improvement of industrial policy, commercial system improvement, technology legal environment development and technology infrastructures, facilities and equipment development were determined as effective factors on technology development. Furthermore, eight factors of population growth rate, GDP per capita growth, economic-political convergence, investment in R&D, workforce quality, ownership rights and other macroeconomic factors and science and technology infrastructures, facilities and equipment development were determined as effective factors on economic growth. Finally, 14 cofactors were determined for the relationship among science development, technology development and economic growth. The results will shed light for future research in the field.

Keywords: economic growth; interdisciplinary; patent; qualitative content analysis; science development; technology development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2018.088443

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2018 Vol.18 No.1, pp.47 - 72

Available online: 07 Nov 2017 *

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