Strategies for Knowledge-Based Employment Development in Iran via the Grounded Theory Approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Economics and Accounting, islamic Azad Univercity, Tabriz-Iran

2 Department of Management, Faculty of Management - Accounting, Islamic Azad University of Tabriz / Assistant Professor

3 Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Economics and Accounting, Islamic Azad Univercity, Tabriz-Iran


The purpose of this research is to explore strategies for developing knowledge-based employment in the country. The present research is applied to the research purpose, applied-development, and in terms of the method of research, it is a qualitative and quantitative mixture. In the first stage, using the Grounded Theory, a conceptual model has been used to explain the strategies for developing knowledge-based employment in the country. In the qualitative section, experts familiar with the issue of developing knowledge-based knowledge formed the statistical sample of research. According to the adequacy of sampling and theoretical saturation, 15 people were selected through purposeful sampling and bullet-shot sampling method. To analyze the data, a three stage, open, axial and selective coding process has been used. In the quantitative part of the research, the statistical population of the study included all the managers and experts of the companies of the students. The statistical sample of the research was based on the recommendations of the use of confirmatory models of 250 people. In order to collect data, a researcher-made questionnaire was used based on the sub-categories and the concepts derived from the qualitative research stage and based on the paradigm model. A confirmatory factor analysis has been used to analyze the data. The results of a small part of the research show that all validation models have been formulated appropriately.


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