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Examination of Relationship between Effective Components on Technological Innovation System and their Application in Biomass Resources

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Agricultural Development, College of Agriculture, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN
  • 2 Dept. of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Tehran Sci. and Research Branch, Islamic Azad Uni., Tehran, IRAN
  • 3 Dept. of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering, College of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 56-66, September,2 (2014)


The present research examines designing of a model for biomass resources (livestock waste) application in the rural areas in Tehran province with emphasis on use of technological innovation system. Considering the nature of investigation, it is a type of quantitative and practical study with correlational measures. A survey was used to collect the required data. The population consists of all cattle owners in Tehran province that according to the Agricultural Jihad organization, they are 4677 subjects in 11 cities. Of these, 355 owners were selected via the Cochran’s formula through stratified random sampling method. The SPSS software was a means to analyze the data. The main result of the current study is that socio-cultural functions of innovation, transmission, distribution, promotion, and training of technological innovative knowledge and formation of technology markets hold a direct and meaningful association with application of biomass resources. Moreover, the multivariate regression analysis results indicate that functions related to constraints an obstacles cannot explain application biomass changes. Functions of technological innovative system are able to explain changes of using biomass resources. In addition, the independent variables are able to explain changes in formation of technology market, improvement of innovative entrepreneurship activities as well as the function of development and increase of innovative human resources.


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