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Ali Hajiketabi, Atefeh Zolfaghari, Kobra Goodarzi, Ali Reza Akhondi. Environmental factors and medical spin-offs: a case study. Payesh. 2017; 16 (5) :947-958
1- Technology Development Institute, Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Tehran, Iran
2- Islamic Azad University of Qazvin and Expert of ACECR, Tehran, Iran
3- University of Tehran, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1928 Views)
Objective (s): Looking at previous studies we find that many factors are involved in the success of spin-offs. This study focuses on one of these factors and to identify the environmental factors affecting the success of spin-offs in the field of Medical Sciences was performed.
Methods: This was a qualitative study. Dat was collected via literature review and interview with selected experts from medical spin-off companies affilated to the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR). The data was analyzed using the Atlas-t software.
Results: In all 6 components and 46 concepts were identified for successful spin-offs. The 6 extracted factors included: market, supports of spin-offs, government, parent organization (ACECR), suitable business environment and geographical location.
Conclusion: Several factors are needed for successful medical spin-off companies.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2017/09/27 | ePublished ahead of print: 2017/10/7 | Published: 2017/09/15

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