Presentation of A Framework of Effective Factors on Marketing, Customers Attraction and Commercialization of Educational Technology at University of Mazandaran

Document Type : Qualitative Research Paper


1 PhD student, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran

2 Department of Management and Entrepreneurship,, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,, University of Mazandaran

3 Full Professorof Management, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, University of Mazandaran

4 Department of Management. Faculty of economics and Administrative Sciences. University of Mazandaran


The nature of marketing, customer acquisition, and commercialization of academic technology in society through the conversion of knowledge and research into innovation and the production of goods and the provision of services requires that this be done through close interaction and communication between academia and society. The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for explaining the factors affecting marketing, customer acquisition and commercialization of educational technology of University of Mazandaran and the sale of its educational services to the community. For this purpose, after reviewing the relevant thematic literature and extracting the main and sub-variables, using the opinions of 12 experts to evaluate, localize and determine and explain the variables extracted by the Fuzzy Saaty Delphi technique and determine the structural relationships between them using DEMATEL technique. Findings show that among the 21 selected localized variables related to marketing and customer acquisition of educational technology in the form of four main variables (Hardware, Software, Brainware and Organizationware), book variables and their contents, and teaching skills were as the most effective casual varriables, and the variables of start-ups in Incubators, Technology Transfer Office, and student education site in industry, have been the most effective dependend variables. Finally, in order to succeed in marketing and attracting the demand of educational technology customers in University of Mazandaran, while considering all varriables, it is requiring to attend the casual varriables on starting and supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centers, Technology Transfer Office,... even at the International level suitable for different scientific disciplines.


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