The impact of information & communication technology (ICT) in increasing financial transactions in different fields, shows the positive developments of this industry in Iran. But could the ICT industry also be effective in the economic capital of the country? This could occur when the ICT industry has a good performance in the capital markets. In this research, the ICT industry in the Tehran Stock Exchange was used to assess its performance in the economy's capital. The data and documents related to the profitability of corporates in ICT industry for six years over the range studied. A total of eight corporate companies with the nature of ICT, and 68 other corporate companies from a total of 17 industries were selected. To discover the informational efficiency, runs test, for analysing trend, linear regression and for comparative assessment, a TOPSIS model has been used. The results showed that the ICT industry in the Tehran Stock Exchange does not have even a weak level of efficiency of information. In addition, it has had a declining trend and finally, in comparison to other industries, it has delivered a poor performance; the results are completely inconsistent with results from other countries and show that Iran's ICT status needs fundamental reflection.
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- Information & communication technology (ICT)
- Tehran Stock Market
- industry appraisals