Abstract: The knowledge-based corporations are new emergent organizations in the Iran juridical system. Prior to approval of the knowledge-based corporation support and protection act which was reinforced by the president dated 7 December 2010, Article (152) of the third economic, social and cultural development program of Islamic Republic of Iran was the only law which permits commercialization of the knowledge to universities. Although this law considered commercialization in universities but the meaning of companies referred to in this act has been completely different from the concept of companies derived from the university in the developed countries. As matter of fact, it can be said that university derived companies had not any position in Iran, until the approval of protection of the knowledge-based companies and institutions act; even now, infrastructure activities and preparations such as entrepreneurship studies, licensing and patent support, growth centers and innovation networks are still in their primary stages, the most important persuasive and supportive initiatives for establishing and developing universities derived companies. Considering the novelty of this institution, questions arise regarding to commercialization of knowledge and the essence of knowledge-based corporations, in which, the author tries to answer them in the current article.
Mohammad Sardoeinasab and Ali Taghikhani, 2016. The Juridical Investigation of Knowledge Commercialization in the Knowledge-Based Corporations. The Social Sciences, 11: 4767-4770.