Original Article
1. Factors Influencing the Establishment and Development of a Commercialization System of Research Findings and Determining the Knowledge of Those Involved in the Agricultural Sector of Iran

Seyed Davood Hajimirrahimi; Majid Valadan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 113-133

  The agricultural sector is the centerpiece of Iran's economic development and is capable of turning the nation into an industrial country. But, this requires agriculture to become knowledge-intensive whose prerequisites are the commercialization of technological achievements. The present study was carried ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Barriers of Conversion to Organic Farming in West Azarbaijan Province

Loghman Rshidpour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 135-147

  The present study aimed to explain the barriers of conversion to organic farming in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran. To achieve the goals of the study, data were collected from both certified organic farmers and conventional farmers using a questionnaire and in-depth interviews. The sample population ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
3. Knowledge Commercialization in Agricultural Higher Education: A Two-Step Approach to Structural Equation Modeling

Masoud Ahmadinejad

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 149-166

  The purpose of this study was to analyze knowledge commercialization in agricultural higher education of Khuzestan province. To end it a survey research method was applied. Faculty members of agricultural colleges of Khuzestan province, Iran including Shahid Chamran University, Ramin Agricultural and ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Factors Influencing Self- Efficiency of Rural Women in Malard County

Neda Sharifi; Maryam Omidi Najafabadi; Maryam Mahmoudi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 167-174

  The main purpose of this descriptive-correlational research was to determine the factors underpinning rural women's self-efficiency in Malard County, Iran. The statistical population consisted of all rural women in Malard County (N = 23636). The sample size was determined using Cochran's formula ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Entrepreneurial Competencies of Managers in Hamedan's Rural Women Cooperatives (RWC)

Reza Movahedi; Sara Jalilian

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 175-188

  The main purpose of the study was to analyze the entrepreneurial competencies of the managers of rural women cooperative (RWC) in Hamedan province. The study used a survey method with a questionnaire as the main instrument. Data were collected from a sample of 105 managers. The validity of the questionnaire ...  Read More

Original Article
6. A Talent Management Model for Active Knowledge-Based Companies in the Agricultural Sector of Guilan Province (Case of Rasht City)

Saied Sehhat; Mohammad Taghi taghavifard; Reza salami; Mojtaba Afsharian

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 189-206

  The present study aims at providing a model for talent management in active knowledge-based companies in the agricultural domain of Guilan Province. The study was an applied and descriptive studywith a mixed research method. An in-depth semi-structured interview with 30 experts was used in the qualitative ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
7. An Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA)-Based Approach to Optimize the Reservoir Storage of the Kahir Dam

Ali Sardar Shahraki; Somayeh Emami

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 207-218

  Water scarcity, especially in Iran and during the recent droughts, emphasizes the importance of achieving an optimal operation policy for large dam reservoirs. In the last two decades, the annual optimization of dam reservoirs under controlled conditions, as well as climatic and real conditions, has ...  Read More