عنوان مقاله [English]
Human society has experienced a fundamental shift since 1980s that they call it in titles such as information era, network society and knowledge economy. The main feature of this era is emphasizing on the importance of knowledge and information in order to achieving prospection and development. The broad changes in this era have shifted the role of cities, especially great metropolis of the world as well. So that now days those metropolises that are searching competition and wealth have changed their production basis from commodity-based to knowledge based and tried to take a new role in world economy. But the relationship between metropolises and knowledge based economy is bilinear.
According to which, this investigation has tried to analyze the capacity of Tehran metropolis in order to knowledge based development and to achieving this goal tried to do two types of analysis. First it has done an external analysis by collecting a series of measures and criterions and corresponding data. The investigation has tried to compare Tehran with other Iranian metropolises to explore its weakness, strengths, opportunities and threads. Second the investigation has tried to study the strategic- structural plan of Tehran in comparison with some knowledge based strategies that have been collected from theoretic literature. Finally a SWOT chart has gained. In this part a path analysis model has been run and the path of Iranian metropolises KBD has been extracted. In this investigation according to different subjects, different models and software such as AHP, cluster analysis, path analysis, Excel, SPSS etc. have been used
Results and discussion: according to the developed model in this article, a strategic plan has been suggested in order to achieving the final goal called “Tehran knowledge based development”.