Factors Increasing the Local Content and its Achievements in the Industrial Development of Countries; Systematic Literature Review

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Technology & Innovation Policy Studies Dep., National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Research group, National Research Institute for Science Policy, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD in Science and Technology Policy, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran


Local content is defined as maximizing the depth &breadth of local ownership, controlling &financing national, local &local activities &capital that are not currently implemented. Since the 1981s, the local content has entered the scientific literature &various researches have been done in the field of subject area. Therefore, the present study has used a systematic review of the literature with the aim of studying &summarizing the research literature in the field of local content, identifying research gaps &presenting suggestions in this field. By examining the keywords in the databases of this field &based on pre-determined criteria, appropriate articles were selected &the content of the articles were carefully studied &analyzed based on the answers to the questions of the present study. The results showed; Market stability &size, design &comprehensiveness of policies, industrial capabilities, social, cultural, economic &symbolic capital, government support &competitive incentives are the main factors for the effectiveness of local content in domestic industrial development. It will increase the promotion of localization of products, increase social participation, networking opportunities, competitive development, labor market &the development of the local economy.


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