Assessing the Impact of Science and Technology Parks on Innovative Performance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Companies’

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A., Shahid Beheshti Univeristy.

2 Assistant Professor, Shahid Beheshti Univeristy.


Science and Technology Parks (STPs) are developed with the aim of preparing a safe and dynamic environment for companies who are a part of economics development in every country. One of the most important functions of science and technology parks is to help enhance the innovation of their established companies and make them more competitive. Regarding government policy making in the development of Science and Technology Parks, the purpose of this study is to investigate the role of science and technology parks in the innovative performance of ICT companies. In this study, a qualitative and quantitative method was applied and 11 experts were interviewed to accomplish this goal and analyzed 83 questionnaires. The research questions were analyzed using Structural Equation Method and path analysis with the help of SmartPLS software. The results reveal that the legal functions, networking, support and organization, knowledge and cultural management of science and technology parks, respectively, have the most impact on the innovative performance of ICT companies.


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