Investigate the mediating role of knowledge commercialization process intervention on the relationship between companies' selection and exit by Iran's incubators

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Management, Science and Technology Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Branch, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Management, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


This paper investigates the mediating role of knowledge commercialization process intervention on the relationship between companies’ selection and exit by Iran's incubators. The statistical population consists of 191 approved incubators and the statistical unit with 1337 members of the board of trustees of incubators. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used to analyze the collected data. Descriptive statistics methods (tables, graphs) were used to summarize, classify and interpret statistical data, and structural equation methods were used to test research hypotheses. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. The questionnaire's validity and reliability were assessed and approved and then distributed among the sample. The results (based on six factors extracted from ten Grimaldi characteristics) show that the selection method affects the incubators' intervention in Iran. Also, the intervention method affects the exit way by Iran's incubators, confirming the mediating role of the knowledge commercialization process.


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Volume 14, Issue 6
June 2023
Pages 303-312
  • Receive Date: 04 March 2022
  • Revise Date: 18 April 2022
  • Accept Date: 19 May 2022