عنوان مقاله [English]
Sectoral innovation system is a network of agents involved in production, diffusion, and usage of new knowledge in a particular economic sectoral that interact with their own institutional environment (regulation, copyright, norms, and other formal and informal rules). Basic agents of sectoral innovation system are technology and knowledge boundaries, actors, networks, and institutions. The purpose of this study is to examine the ways in which institutions (formal and informal) influence the innovative functions (strategies, capacity building, financial facility, infrastructures, human resources, and so on) via knowledge interaction in one of Iran’s industrial sectors. We developed a primary conceptual model based on extensive review of literature and unstructured interviews with a number of experts of the field. To develop the final model, a questionnaire was distributed among 230 experts working in the observed industry. We also conducted a semi-structured interview with a number of administrators in the sector. Based on the findings of the survey and interviews, this study presents a new conceptualization to the existing sectoral innovation systems.