Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.d. Student, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Rafsanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rafsanjan, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran


With the increasing influence of managers in achieving success in organizations and the need to improve their performance, the requirement to design development systems for managers should be considered more than in the past, and one of the most effective methods and solutions was to identify and analyze their role. The purpose of this research was to design the model of the roles of managers in research institutes and knowledge-based companies, which was fundamental in terms of its purpose and in terms of the method of data collection, it was a part of qualitative research. The qualitative part was conducted by reviewing literature and field data and conducting semi-structured interviews using thematic analysis strategy. In this regard, interviews were conducted with 12 experts working in knowledge-based companies, environmental activists and NGOs, industry and university contacts, and management experts. After initial coding of the interview and removal of duplicate codes, a total of 74 basic themes, 19 organizing themes and 5 overarching themes were formed as follows: the guiding and planning role, the innovative role, the human resource management role, the negotiator role and the spiritual role. The role of leader and planner includes: setting goals, drawing common ideals and making decisions; The innovative role contains the roles of: creative and transformative; The role of human resources management includes: identifying and attracting talents, training, coaching, motivating and central knowledge; The role of the negotiator includes; The spiritual role includes.


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