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The Development of Science and Technology in Iran

Policies and Learning Frameworks

  • Abdol S. Soofi
  • Mehdi Goodarzi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Abdol S. Soofi, Mehdi Goodarzi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies and Institutional Framework

  4. Outcomes of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Mohammad Naghizadeh, Reza Naghizdeh
      Pages 75-86
    3. Ali Maleki, Alireza Babakhan
      Pages 133-151
    4. Siavosh Malekifar, Mahdi Omidi
      Pages 171-187
    5. Nasser Bagheri Moghaddam, Mohammad Mahdi Jafari, Seyed Moslem Mousavi Dorcheh, Mohammad Zamani Miandashti
      Pages 189-202
  5. Policy Evaluation and the Path to Further Technological Learning

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-302

About this book


This book examines the policies, conducts, and performances of organizations tasked with developing medium and high technologies in Iran. This collection assists readers in understanding the interaction between different players involve in the process of Iran’s science, technology, and innovation development in specific technology areas over the last two decades. Chapters from expert contributors are organized into three themed parts: science and technology policy formulation and implementation, outcomes, and evaluation, including recommendations for further development of technological learning in Iran.


Innovation Technological policy Industrial policy Electric power generation Iran Economic development

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdol S. Soofi
    • 1
  • Mehdi Goodarzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlattevilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Industrial ManagementFaculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’iUniversityTehranIran

About the editors

Abdol S. Soofi is Professor of Economics at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA. He has published numerous academic articles and several books, including: Science and Innovations in Iran: Development, Progress, and Challenges (co-editor); Global Mergers and Acquisitions: Combining Companies (co-author); Modelling and Forecasting Financial Data: Techniques of Nonlinear Dynamics (co-editor).

Mehdi Goodarzi is Assistant Professor of Technology Management at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran. Until 2013, he worked as an Expert of Technology Policy and Manager of International Affairs at the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of Iran. He has authored many reports and articles about Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Commercialization and Science, and Technology and Innovation Policy.

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