Quantitative analysis of the applied parts of Internet of Things technology in Iran: an opportunity for economic leapfrogging through technological development

Document Type : Original research


1 Department of Industrial Engineering - Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch

2 Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch


IoT technology is one of long waves of technology that will act as a platform for countries to rise or fall in the economic path. If countries and companies that take advantage of the opportunities ahead of this technology, they can join the ranks of global leaders and consolidate their position for decades. In recent years, Iran has carried out extensive activities to develop various technologies, but due to the multiplicity of technology fields and the spread of the country's potential in various fields, sufficient accumulation of knowledge and capital in one sector has not taken place. In general, in order for economic coexistence, there must be leaps in several industrial and technological sectors so that a country can become the backbone of a developed country. But since IoT technology is a common technology and is used in all sectors, there is a risk of spreading the scientific and capital potential of the country in its various fields. Therefore, it is necessary to create accumulation of knowledge, capital and wealth by focusing on priority areas. Due to this, in this research, the applied parts of IoT technology that can cause technological and economic leaps have been identified and then the importance and priority of these parts can be determined using nonlinear modeling approach. The results showed that focusing on energy intelligence in Iran has the highest advantage and focusing on this sector can ensure economic growth and technology of society.


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