The Role of Organizational Resources and Innovation Capability in Creating the Competitive Advantage of Knowledge Based Companies: The moderating role of Technology Commercialization Performance

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student In Technology Management, Department of Management, Science And Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Prof, Department of Management , South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Full Prof, Department of Management, Science And Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Associate Prof, Department of Economy, Science And Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


knowledge-based companies can achieve competitive advantage through employing productivity from organizational resources and continuously upgrading innovation capability. In this regard, it is important to understand how the technology commercialization performance as the most important stage in technology management can moderating the impact of innovation capability and organizational resources on competitive advantage. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of innovation capability and organizational resources on the competitive advantage of startup companies by considering the moderating variable of technology commercialization performance. The statistical population of This study was 166 top managers in growth stage of centers of growth of science and technology parks and the sample size was selected according to Cochran's formula by stratified random sampling method to ensure the retum of number of 128 respondents was completed. Finally, 117 questionnaires were collected and entered into the analysis stage. The present research is applied in a practical, descriptive and survey-oriented way. The results are extracted by structural equations modeling using partial least squares (by Smart PLS software). The findings show that innovation capabilitiy and organizational resources are effective on the competitive advantage of Knowledge Based Companies, as well as the moderating role of the technology commercialization performance in the impact of innovation capabilities and organizational resources on the competitive advantage.


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