Purpose - The objectives of this study are to find the
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to the
national innovation system of Iran (using a SWOT analysis) and
to extract some strategic recommendations to modify the innovation
policies of Iran.
Research design, data, and methodology - This study used a
literature review and field study. In the first phase, the author
studied library resources and articles, and browsed through
Internet information about the subject. The second phase was a
field research investigation through designed questionnaires and
interviews with more than 100 policymakers, officials, executives,
and others related to the national innovation system in 2011.
Results - In this research study, strategic recommendations
were extracted through a SWOT model for improvements to the
innovation policies of Iran.
Conclusions - The findings of this study show the role of
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the national
innovation system of Iran and suggest strategic recommendations
for its modification.