Historical Analysis of the Iran’s Steel Industry from the Perspective of New Technology Integration Functions

Document Type : Research Article (Original Article)


1 PhD candidate of Technology Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

5 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


Today, as the Competitive Environment becomes more Complicated, Firms in Steel Value Chain Sector, In addition to the need to Identify and Assimilate new Knowledge and Technologies, need to Absorb and Integrate It into their Technological Resources.This Study has been done by Analyzing the Iran Steel Value Chain Technology Developments from the Perspective of Managerial Functions in New Technology Integration. The Historical Review was from 1338 to 1400. This Study is Qualitative Content Analysis Research. Data Collection Tools were 16 Semi-Structured Interviews with Experienced Managers in Steelmaking Industry Along With Review of Archival Documents Finally, based on Historical Analysis and Review of Successful and Unsuccessful Management Functions in Three Time phases, This Study Presents Functional and Executive Solutions in the Stages of Integration of New Technologies. In this Study, After Exploring 17 Themes (Key Effective Factors) fot New Technologies Integration, 25 Solutions in Stage of “Identify and Obtain Valuable New Knowledge Identifying and Evaluating New Technological Knowledge”, 24 Solutions in Stage of “Understanding New Knowledge and Combining it with the Existing Knowledge Base of the Firm”, and 10 Solutions In Stage of “Exploiting New Technological Knowledge has been Proposed.


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