Analytical Framework for Commercialization of Science and Technology with a Meta-synthesis Approach: Investigating the Dimensions of Analysis, Actors and Functions

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Information Technology Management, School of Management, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Information Technology Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran


Competitiveness and high speed of production and utilization of knowledge in today's world, how to turn it into a stream of economic returns for researchers and investors has become one of the main policy challenges. Commercialization of science and technology is a multidimensional activity, with dimensions such as legal, financial and marketing. Therefore, it requires a systematic approach to consider stakeholders, functions, environmental conditions and other factors affecting the commercialization process. This study seeks to provide a framework for the commercialization analysis of science and technology through a systematic review of the field. Therefore, the research method is descriptive-documentary in terms of practical purpose . To select the articles, by searching in valid databases, 47 documents that were published in the period of 2021-2015, were identified as relevant and valid documents, and then the selected documents were reviewed and coded by the meta-combined method. Finally, the analysis The theme leads to the identification of three categories, dimensions of analysis: financial, political, cultural, human, infrastructure, network and interactions, actors: specialized manpower, higher education and research institutions, financial institutions, technology brokers, specialized service providers, extension institutions , Regulatory and policy-making institutions and functions: policy-making and regulation, technological entrepreneurship, financing and investment, science and technology monitoring, facilitation, research and development, and education and development of science and technology diplomacy


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