Document Type : Research Paper


In this writing, the technological collaborations between the foreign companies and a group of internal companies supplying the parts, equipment, goods, and professional services of Iranian Petroleum Industry are studied. In order to upgrade the technological level and fulfill the task master satisfaction, the latter companies have entered the area of inter- organizational and technological collaborations with the foreign companies through which, boosting the competence ability with respect to other competitors, utilize their new know-how and technologies of those foreign companies. By using a credible pattern, these kinds of technical collaborations among companies are studied. Having analyzed the current status of the members of the group under study, the suitable organizational mode for any technological collaboration between two companies is presented. Finally, the present difference between the current trend of collaborations and the pattern proposed situation is interpreted and the other reasons are explained too.