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Identify the Effective Factors to Select the Appropriate Form of Collaboration between One Company and Other Companies in Information Technology Industry in Iran

Identify the Effective Factors to Select the Appropriate Form of Collaboration between One Company and Other Companies in Information Technology Industry in Iran
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Author(s): Payam Hanafizadeh (Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran), Mina Rohani Tabatabai (Allame Tabataba’ee University, Iran) and Seyed Ali Akbar Hosseini (Toseaye Gostaresh Chekad Pooyesh Company, Iran)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch247
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Collaboration between firms has developed at a tremendous rate over the last twenty years. There are different motivations for defining collaboration between firms such as marketing, accessing financial resources, learning new technologies and know-how. One of the incentives to cooperate with others is “external acquisition of technology”. Choosing the appropriate form of collaboration is a strategic decision for management. There is a significant need for Iranian organization to access the new technology and know-how particularly in IT industries. In this research we survey the Iranian IT organizations’ collaboration based on questionnaires. This research leads to find the factors affecting the choice of collaboration form in Iran, and the main motivations for collaboration in Iranian IT organizations.

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