عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose:: Economic status is one of the factors influencing scientific development. The present study aims to determine and explain the impact of economic factors on Iran's scientific development over the past 27 years.
Methodology: This research is applied and belongs to scientometrics research. Data collection is done in a library method and referring to databases and reports of relevant organizations. To analysis the data, structural equations and PLS software have been used to answer the questions by T statistics and path coefficient.
Findings: The findings show that all the indicators of Iranian scientific development that have been presented over the last 27 years are generally growing each year. In the meantime, the employment rate had been growing up until 85-86. GDP grew until 90-91, but after those years it has been going down. Considering the path coefficient related to this hypothesis, it can be concluded that the variable of economic indicators has a 70% effect on the indicators of science development; this means that if economic indicators improve by one unit, there is a 99% chance that the value of science development indicators will improve by 0.7 units and become more positive.
Conclustion: According to the findings of this research, it can be concluded that there is a direct relationship between the overall development of science and economic indicators, and since scientific development is a function of economic growth, it must maintain and sustain economic growth in order to maintain scientific growth. The most important things in these indicators were gross national product, and other indicators, even those that were rejected, would have an indirect effect. In order to grow these indicators, research groups and economists should plan each other together.