The Identification and Prioritization of Organizational factors in Knowledge Commercialization according to Q Methodology

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor. Faculty of Management, Shahid Satari University, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. Executive Management. Faculty of Management, Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran, Iran

3 PhD Student of Public Administration, Faculty of Management. University of Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran


Economic advance occurs when novel ideas are commercialized. Thus, Recognition the factors affecting the commercialization of  knowledge has become one of the concerns of the academic community. In this paper, the authors utilize Q Methodology so as to delineate the role of individuals’ mentality as well as prioritizing organizational factors affecting commercializing of  knowledge. This research is applied in terms of goal, and is cross-sectional in terms of time horizon. Moreover, it  is an exploratory mixed research by the method of data collection in which by the theoretical, 40 Q statements were identified and using exploratory factor analysis were prioritized by participants. The study population consisted of sixty employees of eight research organizations in which ten individuals (four of the top executives of five years of service and six university professors with research literature of knowledge commercialization) were chosen as sample by the Targeted judgment method. The findings show that organizational culture, organizational structure and strategy, human resources and management are the most significant factors in the success of knowledge commercialization. As far as the commercialization of knowledge is concerned, such findings can assist managers in employing practical strategies based on their employees’ mentality.


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