The impact of technological innovation capabilities on competitive performance of Iranian ICT firms

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Faculty of Research Institute for New Technology Development Studies, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)

2 Faculty of Research Institute for New Technology Development Studies,Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)

3 Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran


Recently many researches have studied technological innovation capabilities (TICs) and their impacts on firm’s competitive performance in the field of manufacturing industries. This paper pursued Yam et al. (2004) framework to study the relevance of TICs and firm's competitive performance in a mainly-service-based industry in Iran (ICT). Empirical data were collected through a questionnaire from 218 Iranian ICT firms. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied to examine the drivers of competitive performance in these firms. The results of this study supported the expected positive relationship between TICs and competitive performance of Iranian ICT firms. Further, the results verified that resource allocation, R&D, learning and marketing capabilities can significantly improve the innovative outcomes of Iranian ICT firms. The paper contributes to TICs literature by providing empirical evidence on how ICT firms can enhance their competitiveness by utilizing TICs.


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Article Title [Persian]

بررسی تأثیر قابلیت‌های نوآوری فناورانه بر عملکرد رقابتی بنگاه‌های موجود در صنعت فناوری اطلاعات و ارتباطات ایران

Authors [Persian]

  • سیدمحمدهادی رضوی 1
  • قاسم رمضانپور نرگسی 2
  • حجت الله حاجی حسینی 1
  • مرتضی اکبری 3
1 پژوهشکده فناوری های نوین، سازمان پژوهش های علمی و صنعتی ایران
2 پژوهشکده فناوری های نوین، سازمان پژوهش های علمی و صنعتی ایران
3 دانشکده کارآفرینی، دانشگاه تهران
Abstract [Persian]

اخیراً، محققان بسیاری مفهوم قابلیت‌های نوآوری فناورانه (TIC) و اثر آن بر عملکرد رقابتی را در بخش‌های مختلف صنایع تولیدی مطالعه کرده‌اند. این مقاله در پی آن است تا با استفاده از چارچوب مطالعة یم و همکاران (2004) به بررسی رابطة بین قابلیت‌های نوآوری فناورانه و عملکرد رقابتی بنگاه در صنعتی عمدتاً خدماتی در ایران (ICT) بپردازد. داده‌های تجربی به‌وسیلة پرسشنامه از 218 بنگاه ICT جمع‌آوری شد. به‌منظور بررسی پیشران‌های عملکرد رقابتی در این شرکت‌ها از مدل‌سازی معادلات ساختاری بهره گرفته شد. نتایج این بررسی رابطة مثبت مورد انتظار بین قابلیت‌های نوآوری فناورانه و عملکرد رقابتی بنگاه‌های ایرانی موجود در صنعت ICT را تأیید کرد. به‌علاوه، نتایج تأیید کردند که قابلیت‌های تخصیص منابع، تحقیق و توسعه، یادگیری و بازاریابی به شکل معناداری عملکرد نوآورانة این بنگاه‌ها را بهبود می‌بخشد. این مقاله از طریق ارائة شواهد تجربی در مورد نحوة افزایش رقابت‌پذیری در بنگاه‌های ICT با به‌کارگیری قابلیت‌های نوآوری فناورانه، در توسعة متون TIC مشارکت کرده است.

Keywords [Persian]

  • عملکرد رقابتی
  • فناوری
  • قابلیت
  • نوآوری
  • ICT
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