Meta-synthesis of "soft technology"studies: moving towards a new approach to solving social and governance problems

Document Type : Promotional article


Department of Management and accounting - University of Allame Tabataba'I (ATU)


Changes in the social and managerial system in recent decades have been accompanied by an explosion of knowledge, softening of the economy and changes in values, based on which we need to redefine the concept of technology. Among the new approaches that have been proposed in the field of solving public problems is the concept of "soft technology", which requires a fundamental understanding of this field and knowledge of related research dimensions. The concept of governance and policy-making in different areas, under the influence of this kind of soft view, needs to be reviewed and changed, and in this regard, using these concepts, a new approach to solving social problems and governance can be presented. The purpose of this study is " Meta-synthesis of studies in order to identify theoretical and practical implications in the field of soft technology."In this regard, the method of documentary studies and Meta-synthesis was used and studies related to the field of "soft technology" were reviewed. Finally, in the summary section, theoretical implications in the epistemological, social and institutional axes and practical implications in the axes of soft social, political, economic, technological, fundamental and managerial components have been classified.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 18 September 2021
  • Receive Date: 24 April 2021
  • Revise Date: 05 September 2021
  • Accept Date: 06 September 2021
  • First Publish Date: 18 September 2021