Document Type : Original Article
PhD student, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan Branch
Professor, the science of information and studying sciences group, Hamedan Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
Knowledge and information science
KIS department, of Islamic Azad university Hamedan Iran
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.