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Ahmadian A, Ghazinoory S, Saghafi F, Ghazinoori S, Mohammadi M. Assessing Future Biotechnology Innovation Pathways in Regards to its Convergence with the Other Emerging Technologies. JMBS 2018; 9 (1) :153-164
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1- Public Administration Department, Management Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2- IT Management Department, Management & Economics Faculty, Tarbiat Modares Unuversity, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant Professor of Industrial Management/ Management Faculty/ Tehran University, Industrial Management Department, Management Faculty, University of Tehran, Nasr Bridge, Jalale Ale Ahmad Highway, North Kargar Street, Tehran, Iran. , fsaghafi@ut.ac.ir
4- Industrial Management Department, Management & Accounting Faculty, Allame Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran
5- Assistant Professor of Industrial Management/ Management Faculty/ Tehran University
Abstract:   (4222 Views)
Aims: Emerging sciences and technologies have huge potential in the field of innovation; therefore, they should be protected against large uncertainties caused by unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate biotechnology forecasting innovation pathways based on its convergence with other technologies.
Information and Methods: In this systematic review, by the future-oriented assessment of biotechnology innovation pathways, future biotechnology strategies were developed at the national level. All potential applications of the future innovation pathways of this technology were identified in the combination and convergence with nanotechnologies, information, and cognitive science and technology. The strength and weakness of the effects and barriers in all areas of biotechnology were considered in terms of the short-, mid-, and long-term; in the same timeframe, the barriers to these technologies were identified in the field of combined dual technologies and ultimately for biotechnology itself, and future strategies for biotechnology were proposed based on 4 strategies, including ignorance, investment, exploitation, and opportunism.
Findings: In the field of biotechnology- information technology- in the mid-term, the greatest impact was on improving the quality of human life, improving social outcomes, and increasing the level of innovation, and in the field of biotechnology- nanotechnology and biotechnology- cognitive science on improving the quality of human life, increasing security and defending power, and improving the positive social consequences.
Conclusion: The highest number of applications is the mid-term. The "exploitation" strategy should be used in biotechnology- cognitive science and biotechnology- nanotechnology, respectively. The "investment" strategy should be the most widely used in the common areas of biology with information technology. In the common areas of biotechnology with nanotechnology and cognitive sciences, the most application is the “opportunism" strategy.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Agricultural Biotechnology
Received: 2018/02/13 | Accepted: 2018/02/19 | Published: 2018/03/20

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