An Investigation of Innovation in Small Scale Industries Located in Science Parks of Iran

  •  Alireza Fazlzadeh    
  •  Mostafa Moshiri    


In recent decades with increasing of global economic competition, small scale industries have known as an
economic growth engine and a tool for employment so they have important role in growth and development of
countries. The importance small scale industries of is its need more investment for their survival and competition
capability than big firms to new products and processes. Therefore, small scale industries are a potential resource
for achieving new ideas and innovation. Previous studies on science and technology parks' performance in the
most of countries demonstrate the effective and positive roles of these institutions in entrepreneurship,
technology and economical development, increasing technological innovation and employment. This paper
investigates the innovation in small scale industries which is settled in science parks of Iran. The primary data
collected from questionnaire and has been analyzed through using SPSS version 16 software. The results of this
study indicate that there are some factors that accelerate innovation within firms. Beside small scale industries
has a positive and significant effect on innovation and the range of innovation in small scale industries is more
than other firms.

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