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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1474-2748
  • E-ISSN: 2040-0551


Iran's industrial sector would be expected to improve its performance on the development and utilization of technology to enhance its competitiveness and increase its market share. This study explores the impact of indigenous technological capability (ITC) on the technological development process (TDP) in 129 Iranian industrial firms. This study investigates the extent of R&D capability and the ability to learn at the level of the firm as major factors that bear on the ability of firms to acquire, absorb and innovate technologies. Preliminary findings suggest the significance of the relationship between ITC and TDP, and they show that some inter-firm factors act strongly as determinants of the success for TDP.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): Firms; Indigenous; Iran; technological capability
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