Document Type : Promotional article
Faculty of Management, Imam Sadegh University, Tehran, Iran.
The Internet of Things is a new generation of advances in technology that has attracted the attention of many world researchers in recent years. Since the spread of new technologies affects various facets of society, it poses many challenges for governments, making it necessary for researchers to investigate the challenges in a variety of social fields, particularly policymaking. As one of the most significant ICT trends in the coming years, this technology will bring a broad range of issues. Active exposure to this technology requires the provision of scientific and research infrastructure for policymaking. To this end, the prerequisite is to identify research agendas and research areas for the field researchers. When a new technology arrives, the primary question posed by policymaking academics is what challenges the government confronts in the safe development of this technology? Secondly, what theoretical and scientific support to better policymaking should be provided? Not only is the volume of social and policy research conducted on the Internet of Things not as satisfactory as a new technology, but also most studies consider the applications and study one of the dimensions of the challenges that may be facing in the future. This is while, in the first step, we need to answer the questions mentioned above, decide the research priorities, and provide researchers with a roadmap to concentrate on solving the right problems and balanced growth in this area. With a descriptive-analytical approach, and using the analytical framework and functional approach of the National Innovation System, this research aims to identify the knowledge issues of policymaking for the Internet of Things and direct policymaking research in this field. This study aims to examine other countries' experiences in directing their national research and innovation program using library resources and provide guidance to researchers interested in the evolving Internet of Things technology. Finally, the goals are categorized under the policy, structural, and technological approaches.