Document Type : Original Article
PhD Student in Technology Management, Department of Technology Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Kashan University, Kashan, Kashan, Iran.
Professor of Industrial Management, Department of Technology Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
Over the last three decades, the share of the digital economy in the entire world economy has increased significantly to 25% in 2020. The world economy is transitioning from resource-oriented to data-driven, and businesses based on information technology are the most important actors of this new era. The purpose of the research, is to identify the factors affecting the development of these businesses and the relationship between these factors in Iran. The data of the first part of this research was provided through 12 in-depth semi-structured interviews and analyzed with the content analysis approach, using the coding method. The analysis of the mentioned data led to the formation of 287 primary codes, 66 concepts, 15 sub-categories and 3 main categories. In the second stage, the findings were implemented in the form of a questionnaire and sent to a community consisting of three different groups. The data received through 240 completed questionnaires were analyzed using the confirmatory factor analysis method and the research model was confirmed. The results of this study show that the role of government in the development of these businesses is very critical, other factors affecting the development of these companies after being influenced by government policies.