Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student of technology management, Allameh Tabataba'i University

2 Assistant Professor in management and accounting faculty, Allameh Tabataba'i University

3 Associate Professor of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University

4 Professor of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University



Dynamic environment and high speed of technological changes are the most important drivers of technology development and innovation in the ICT industry. The high speed of knowledge flow has caused many companies to have problems and confusion in its acquisition and application. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to improving the capacity to attract actors active in this industry in order to increase competitive advantage in international markets. Because it shows the ability of the organization to detect new external information, absorb and use it in line with the goals of the organization. Since the absorption capacity can be considered as a function of environmental changes in the company, so our technological cooperation between companies as an environmental factor affecting the organization, affects the absorption capacity. Thus, the main purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting the improvement of absorption capacity through technological cooperation in mobile network operators in Iran as one of the leaders in the field of information and communication technology. In this research we used mixed method and presented with 5 hypotheses. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation tests were used to analyze the results of the qualitative part of the research. The results of this study show that organizational culture, organizational capability, organizational openness, creativity and innovation of the organization are effective factors in improving the absorption capacity of technological cooperation in mobile operators.


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