Document Type : Research Paper


Problem recognition plays important role in solving managerial and political problems; because, nowadays, addition to investigation of an issue, investigation of relating issues is necessary. In industrial field, because of increase of problem complexity due to industrial needs and technology development, there is a necessity to use new methods that have abilities to solve managerial and political problems in an interdisciplinary systematic framework. Network Analysis is one of these new methods for problem solving, relation recognition, decision-making, policy-making, and management that relates one problem with relevant problems in that field. This paper tried to introduce the principals, theoretic framework and indicators of this method and also investigate relevant internal and external researches. Results showed that Network Analysis is appropriate and applicable for solving some problems in industrial field in order to industrial development.