Knowledge-based urban development requirements

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in Sociology, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran


Aim: The application of knowledge is one of the key sources of sustaining growth and development, and in the issues of growth and development of countries, knowledge is considered as a competitive advantage for economic, social, political and cultural issues. ­ Therefore, the development of knowledge-based cities is an approach in which the application of knowledge and information is of great importance, and the economy, production, employment and all-round growth are formed based on it, and investment in knowledge-related fields has attracted the attention of developed countries. The aim of study is identify the components of the development from Knowledge-based cities.
Methodology: The research method of the article is a qualitative method "theme or content analysis". The type of theme analysis used in this research is "inductive theme analysis". The study unit, specialists and experts are aware of the research topic that have been selected by snowball or chain sampling method. Sample sizes were selected by using saturated or judgmental (targeted) sampling and the researchers achieved theoretical saturation after interviewing 32 people, but to be sure, they continued the interview Semi-structured to 38 people.
Findings and Conclusion: The data obtained from the interview, regarding the main research question of identifying the dimensions and components of the development of knowledge-based cities; after categorization and coding, thematic analysis was done Five categories were extracted for the development of knowledge-based cities, which are: 1. Knowledge-based economics with 5 components including: development of advanced industries; incentive and support system; creating a knowledge capital market; smart economy; Smart businesses; 2. intelligent governance with four components including: creating a development-oriented government; freedom of information; development of electronic government; Development of technology infrastructure; 3. Knowledge-based community with four components including: civil awareness; intelligent people; knowledge-based education; Information Society; 4. improving the knowledge of development management with four components including: knowledge-based organizations; Development of knowledge cities; Sustainable Development; Development of technical and executive system and 5. Knowledge and technology policy with five components including: commercialization of knowledge; research and development centers; promoting science and technology; National innovation system; Development of knowledge management. Key success factors in developing knowledge-based cities include: 1. Development of research and development centers and science and technology parks.2. Attention to single industries.3. Pay attention to knowledge management.4. Strengthening knowledge human capital.5. Development of technology infrastructure.7. Creating a national model of innovation.8. Development of smart and knowledge-based economies.9. Development of smart governance infrastructure.10. Network business development. It is suggested that managers create poles of knowledge and technology; development of technological infrastructure; development of support systems; Creation and development of knowledge-based entrepreneurship and knowledge-based management should take necessary measures.


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