عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aimed at analyzing information flow from Arak University to the society (in particular, to executive organizations) and identifying obstacles available on the way to information flow.
In the present study, after a detailed review of literature and interviews with academics and experts, the obstacles on the way of information flow in the production source (universities), the recipients of information (the society and industries) and the communication channels were examined. Then, using the Influence Scale Questionnaire, each obstacle was inspected. Data analysis was performed using SPSS and after analyzing the opinions of Arak University academics as well as administrators of executive agencies, the following results were obtained: administrators consider the lack of confidence on the part of industries and directors in research findings (mean=3,8889), the unpopularity of using studies among administrators (mean=3,8889) and academics, and the dominance of office rules over scientific criteria (mean=4.2206) as the biggest obstacles in the correct flow of information. Generally, there was no significant difference between academics and administrators' opinions regarding the obstacles on the way of information flow and at the significant level of .05, no difference is remarkable.
Keywords: information flow, communication obstacles, communication channels, Arak University, executive agencies, information