Commercialization of Scientific Research Results of Knowledge-Based Companies in the Field of Medical Sciences (Case Study: Iran)

 

Volume 4, Issue 2, Number 3, Pages 41-53, Published Online April 20, 2016

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Author(s):

Mansour Torkiantabar, Dr. Sedigheh Mohammad Esmaeil and Dr. Fatemeh Nooshin Fard

ABSTRACT:

In today’s world, commercialization of scientific research results significantly contributes to development of most countries besides generating revenues and assisting in economic growth. Hence, the present paper aims at studying effective factors on commercialization of scientific research results through knowledge-based companies in the field of medical sciences. Methodology: The present survey – descriptive research is of correlation type in which questionnaire is used to gather required data. Population is composed of managers of 74 knowledge – based companies acting in the field of medical sciences selected on a random basis. Realized questionnaire is used to collect data. Gathered data is analyzed using LisRel and SPSS statistical software. Findings: Findings indicate a positive, significant correlation between personal, organizational, economic, legal, juridical and environmental – organizational factors of commercialization of scientific research results in knowledge-based companies and technological units. Bases on rankings, cultural – social (mean: 3.82), environmental – organizational (mean: 3.68), legal (mean: 3.65), economic (mean: 3.50), organizational (mean: 3.38) and personal (mean: 2.97) factors had the highest effect on commercialization of scientific research results of knowledge-based companies in the field of medical sciences. Discussion and Conclusion: Based on results, and since knowledge-based companies may, especially in the field of medical sciences, paly a valuable role in preparing and providing productions, authorities and economic policy-makers are suggested to pay more attention to problems and issues of such companies.

KEYWORDS:

Commercialization, scientific research, knowledge-based companies, medical sciences

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