Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 Retired top manager


The increasing changes and complexities along with the intense competition in today's business environment are largely due to the rapid growth of technology. Knowledge and technology-based companies that are responsible themselves for creating such situations are also at risk. For this purpose, this research is studying the impact of technology management on business performance through the mediating role of competitive capabilities in knowledge-based firms. The statistical population consistes of managers and assistants of knowledge-based companies that are fully developed and are located in Isfahan scientific and technology town; eighty-six companies were selected for available sampling. The research method is descriptive-survey, data are collected through electronic questionnaire and analyzed using structural equation modeling. The results showed that technology management has a positive and significant effect on competitive capabilities, and competitive abilities have a positive and significant effect on business performance, but the effect of technology management through direct route on business performance is not significant. Finally, an important finding is that technology management can have a positive and significant impact on business performance through the mediating variable of competitiveness. According to the findings, it can be concluded that if technology management in knowledge-based companies is carried out in a principled manner, their competitiveness and consequently competitive position will be improved; and thus, the achievement of optimal business performance will be possible.


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