African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4092

Full Length Research Paper

Institutions and functions of national innovation system in Norway and Iran

Seyedreza Haghi1* Ahmad Sabahi2 and Ashot Salnazaryan3
  1Armenian State Agrarian University, Yerevan, Armenia. 2Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. 3Armenian State Agrarian University, Yerevan, Armenia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 July 2011
  •  Published: 14 October 2011



In this article, the institutions and functions of the National Innovation System of Norway has been reviewed. Norway owns a successful National Innovation system in Europe and the OECD countries. This study will focus on the present National Innovation System of Iran and in this research, designed questionnaires, and a series of interviews with policymakers, officials, executives and various related national innovation system in the East of Iran were used as mean of investigation. In this article, the Institutional Function Matrix of Iran will be presented as a tool of national innovation system and the strategic recommendations will be extracted through strengths-weaknesses-opportunities and threats (SWOT) model to suggest the strategic solution for improving the National Innovation System of Iran.


Key words: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),national innovation system (NIS), institutional function matrix, strengths-weaknesses-opportunities and threats (SWOT) model, Iran.