Innovation and Digital Transformation in Iran

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Management and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran


This article examines the current status and progress of innovation and Digital Transformation (DT) in Iran. It provides analytical insights into the factors that contribute to DT in Iran, as well as its trends and prospects. The growing digitalisation of societies and economies underscores the significance of DT and its ability to increase the comparative advantage of companies. However, the phenomenon of globalization in recent decades has intensified the pressure on companies to adapt. Efficient integration is crucial for businesses to not just survive, but also thrive in competitive environments. This can only be achieved via digital processes and collaborative tools. The importance of Digital Transformation (DT) cannot be overstated. A substantial body of literature underscores the need to include DT in existing business perspectives since it addresses much more than just technological shifts and has an impact on numerous aspects of businesses and economies. This paper presents policy recommendations aimed at facilitating a successful transition to digital transformation. Policymakers can leverage the growing demand for digital inclusion by fostering a stable business environment for digital enterprises, thereby promoting private sector involvement. Causal connections between policy actions and outcomes will be essential for effective implementation. Technical terms will be introduced and defined for clarity. The language will be objective, formal, and balanced to avoid undue bias or affectation. Consistent adherence to style and formatting conventions will be maintained throughout. Concurrently, it seems that governmental bodies and policymakers must concentrate their efforts on enhancing the state of digitalisation in Iran through legislation and the provision of steady advancements in institutional factors, e-government, and e-participation. A comparable approach ought to be taken towards the innovation ecosystem. This study provides a firm basis to suggest that policymakers prompt investors and private sectors to engage in the digital economy. Ultimately, promoting an environment of international entrepreneurship requires facilitating both the legal and policy economy factors.


Volume 5, Issue 3
October 2023
Pages 118-127
  • Receive Date: 14 June 2023
  • Revise Date: 06 July 2023
  • Accept Date: 19 September 2023