Developing a model of factors affecting the technology management system using a structural-interpretive approach in the Ministry of Petroleum

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Management, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran



Today, the importance of technology is confirmed in most global phenomena and its impact on issues affecting countries, organizations, and even various aspects of daily life. This study aimed to identify factors affecting the quality of the technology management system to develop an interactive model with a structural-interpretive approach in the Ministry of Oil companies. This study was conducted on 450 managers, officials, and experts of the five oil companies, 210 of whom were selected based on the purposive judgment method. The data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire with 52 items based on the Likert scale technique and a standard ISM method questionnaire. The reliability of the first questionnaire was confirmed based on Cronbach’s alpha test and composite reliability. An exploratory factor analysis approach was used to identify the factors, and the data were analyzed in Smart PLS software. In total, 16 factors were identified as influential factors regarding the quality of the technology management system based on the varimax rotation method by explaining 60.8% of the variance of the variables and separated into ten levels of importance. Finally, the structures of the interactive research model were determined after implementing the standard steps of the structural-interpretive modeling approach, which can be used according to each organization’s priority levels and strategies to enforce improvement policies.


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  • Receive Date: 08 August 2023
  • Revise Date: 10 October 2023
  • Accept Date: 23 November 2023