Factors affecting technology commercialization in Iranian knowledge based pharmaceutical companies
AbstractBackground: Looking at the performance of the Iranian knowledge based pharmaceutical companies in recent years shows that, despite extensive capabilities in technologicaldevelopment, many companies involved in technology commercialization have been unsuccessful. Studies show that many components have played role in success or failureof technology commercialization in such companies. This study attempts to identify, and measure the impact of factors affecting technology commercialization in knowledgebased pharmaceutical companies, and provides recommendations and considerations for active managers in this field. Methods: In this survey, questionnaires weredistributed among 10 knowledge based pharmaceutical companies with 19 commercial products. The data were collected, and analyzed to rank the factors based onimportance. Results: Support of senior management, organizational and operational characteristics, extraction of new product concepts, forming risk-taking team and projectmanagement, have the greatest impact on technology commercialization in these companies. Conclusions: Based on the study results, adequate attention to these elementsby the managers of knowledge based companies can lead to success in technology commercialization actions in knowledge based pharmaceutical companies.
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