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Commercialization of University Research and Innovations in Iran: Obstacles and Solutions

  • Davood TANHA


    (Payam Noor University, Markazi Province, Delijaan Branch, Delijaan, Iran)



    (Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran)

  • Zahra ALLAHIAN


    (Management School, Science and Research Branch, Azad University, Tehran, Iran)



    (Higher Education Center, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran)

Commercialization of the university researches and innovations becomes more and more important in this era of volatile changes. Every day we could feel the challenges associated with this process in any knowledge based institute, such as universities, research centers, R&D centers, etc. Commercialization challenges are an integral part of these entities, and their managers are looking for some ways to handle them. In the present study, we used the Delphi method to find the main challenges and main solutions for commercialization of the university researches and innovations in Iran. After reviewing the literature, the challenges are considered and then the solutions are proposed. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the research findings.

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Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 7 (December)
Pages: 20

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