Identification of Effective Factors on Knowledge Commercialization in Universities

Fatemeh MasteriFarahani, Kioumars NiazAzari, Mohammad Salehi


The purpose of this study is identification of effective factors on knowledge commercialization in universities. The research method in terms of purpose is applied and type of study is descriptive-correlation and studies which combine qualitative and quantitative methods) mixed methods study (. In qualitative section, semi-structured interviews with the use of expert opinion were conducted and make a questionnaire based on the results analysis of the content of interview. And lead to 87 index for knowledge commercialization. With Exploratory factor analysis and variance effective factors and matrix rotated factors, 5 factors that affecting the knowledge commercialization was identified. Factors include: external factors, intellectual capital, knowledge creation, intersectional collaboration, strategic orientation. Factors and identified indicators to method of structural equations and partial least squares (PLS) were analyzed. And after determine the weight of each factor, the impact dimensions and components on knowledge commercialization were examined. Results showed that there is positive significant relationship between external factors, intellectual capital, knowledge creation, intersectional collaboration, strategic orientation with the commercialization of knowledge.

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