Structural Change in Technology Roadmap Architectures for Followers

Document Type : Research Article (Original Article)


1 Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Information Technology, Research Institute of Communication and Information Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

4 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran.


Technology roadmapping is considered as a method to manage, plan and develop technology and is a tool that helps companies and industries in planning their activities. By studying technology roadmap frameworks and their implementations in different industries, it is observed that the considerations and requirements of technology development in developing countries have been neglected in current published literatures. In this research by introducing technological learning as an appropriate analysis level for technology roadmapping in developing countries, the main components of technological learning including technological capabilities (TC) and catch up strategy have been identified and efforts have been made to integrate these components in ordinary technology roadmap architectures and thereby introduce learning-based technology roadmap architecture for industries in developing countries. Finally, to validate the framework, it is applied for social banking in Iran as a case study.