Fundamental Protection for Research and Development Value Chain Within Iran’s National Innovation System

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan Branch

2 Professor, the science of information and studying sciences group, Hamedan Azad University, Hamedan, Iran

3 Knowledge and information science

4 KIS department, of Islamic Azad university Hamedan Iran

5 Professor assistant, Industrial engineering group, Boo Ali Sina University


Abstract: Regarding R&D’s key role for nations to achieve industrial development and noble technologies, this paper aims at knowing functions plus providing institutional mapping for Iran’s R&D value chain. The 4 following fundamental queries need to be catered: "How many layers and what functions are there in INS’s vale chain?", "What are the effective organizations over knowledge-based collaborations within R&D value chain?", "What are the effective layers’ functions in each of the INS value chain layers?" and “How is R&D value chain institutional mapping constituted?”
Methodology: The study is descriptive-dynamic in coherence but functional in objectives. The employed statistical society comprises 15 elites chosen judgmentally. It’s a qualitative study utilizing Delphi and Fuzzy methods employing SPSS software.
Findings: twin-leveled Delphi Fuzzy results depict INS bears 7 functions in the realm of R&D. elites’ consensus claims that there exist 75 effective organizations.
Results: INS consists of 75 organizations having 7 functions throughout the R&D value chain from which 15 determine R&D policies, 20 organizations facilitate R&D and open innovation, 7 ones focus on creative HR, 5 create capabilities, 11 ones promote entrepreneurship and 5 others create products. Institutional mapping reveals players’ over crowdedness plus their irrelevancy with their roles.