Identifying and Comparing the Priority of Commercialization Services Required for Growing and Developing Companies Based in Tehran University Science and Technology Park

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof., Department of Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc., Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Objective: Providing commercialization services in science and technology parks and other institutions facilitating the development of knowledge-based companies has a very important role in the success or failure of the companies based there. The aim of this study was to identify and compare the priority of commercialization services required by growth and development companies based in Science and Technology Park in Tehran University.
Methods: Commercialization services have been identified through the use of library studies and commercialization services of science and technology parks in Iran and elsewhere in the world. This research was carried out with the help of 227 employees of 93 companies based in the park and employees of the park's commercialization department. Subsequently, these categories and services were ranked using the gradual weighting analysis method (SWARA).
Results: According to the findings of this research, growth companies have given the highest priority to marketing, financing and investment and educational services respectively, while for development companies, financing and investment services, marketing, contracts and guarantee issues have been ranked as the highest priorities respectively.
Conclusion: In this research, a two-level model for planning and decision making on the combination of commercialization services offered with regard to the constraints, conditions, capabilities, and objectives of science and technology parks is provided. At the first level, there is the decision making about the priorities within the category of services and at the second level, there is decision making in relation to the priority of each category of services. This model can be used in policy making and planning of science and technology parks in order to improve the provision of commercialization services to growth and development companies.


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