The Effect of Intellectual Capital on the Process of Technological Entrepreneurship in the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology

Document Type : Research Paper


This research, which is practical and descriptive-correlational in terms of purpose and data collection, respectively, evaluates the effect of intellectual capital on the Process of Technological Entrepreneurship (PTE). The research population includes the managers and experts working in the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, which are 375 individuals. Using stratified sampling method and Cochran’s formula, 190 individuals were selected. Data analysis using structural equation modeling (SEM) software, Smart PLS, was performed. The results show the significantly positive effect of intellectual capital and its dimensions (human capital, structural capital, relational capital) on the PTE. It was concluded that intellectual capital is a potential source of competitive advantage which ultimately results in the growth and development of these companies and improvement of their PTE.


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