Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD in Entrepreneurship, Technology, Entrepreneurship Department, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Department of management, Science and Research Branch. Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Pardis farabi of Tehran university professor, Qome, Iran


The purpose of this study is to identify and classify the types and scenarios of corporate venturing based on qualitative analysis of research results in the field of partnership and collaboration of corporations with technological startups. The orientation of this applied-developmental research is exploratory sequential mixed design in terms of strategy, and exploratory and descriptive in terms of nature. This project has been done in two stages. First, 352 articles were reviewed using the meta-syntheses method, and after evaluation, 42 articles were approved. Then, using COREQ 32-item, 19 articles received the minimum required score to perform qualitative analysis of the content of the articles. By reviewing the articles, 89 interaction methods were extracted and after examining the content and classifying them, based on the dimensions of corporate venturing, and defining the mechanism and collaboration, finally 11 collaboration mechanisms were identified. In order to confirm and validate the research results, by referring to 15 experts and receiving their opinions in two stages of fuzzy Delphi, 11 mechanisms were ultimately approved. The results showed that methods such as corporate incubator, corporate accelerators, startup programs, corporate hackaton, and spin-along have been remarkable as modern collaboration methods of corporate with startups in recent years.  


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