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Alireza Rahdari


think tank, challenge, fuzzy Delphi, Iran


The United Nations promotes the think tank as a bridge between knowledge and power. The purpose of this research is to "investigate the challenges of Iran's think tanks in 1402". In terms of research design and in terms of data collection, this research is non-experimental and descriptive (survey), and in terms of purpose, it is applied and developmental, and in terms of research method, it is quantitative and qualitative and was conducted using the fuzzy Delphi method. The statistical population of this research is experts in the field of Iranian think tanks. According to the nature of the fuzzy Delphi method and using the purposeful and cluster sampling method, 15 people with experience and opinion in the think tank field were selected. The process of implementing fuzzy Delphi method was done in three stages. The practical tool of data collection is a structured and semi-structured questionnaire, and the analysis of the data by Baroosh Delfi Fazi showed that Iran's think tanks are facing eleven main challenges, which are: 1- Lack of theoretical knowledge in the field of think tank concept 2- Lack of suitable financial resources 3-Lack of suitable human resources 4-Weakness of think tanks in communicating and introducing their activities to the general public 5-Lack of a suitable organizational client for the idea 6-Lack of necessary training in the field of thinking and thought 7-Defective structure of the organization that does not have the possibility of accepting transformative ideas 8- The feeling of elitism in senior managers and inattention to ideas 9- Inability to direct and make decisive policies 10- Not having a clear strategy 11- The lack of real need of senior managers for thinking room

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