Providing a Framework of Sustainability of Strategic Alliances Between Industry and University

Document Type : Research Paper


1 , PhD in Business Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding Author).

2 Associate Professor, Faculty Of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti university, TEHRAN, IRAN

3 Associate Professor, Malik Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


Alliances can be a very effective way to gain new strategic opportunities, However, a high percentage of strategic alliances fail and do not come to fruition. One of the areas where the present partners have many challenges and mainly the governing structure is not very stable, is the alliances made by industry and university. This research seeks to identify and stratify the factors affecting the stability and stability of strategic alliances between industry and university. The statistical population of the research is divided into two parts; the first part includes all the accepted articles in reliable databases. For the second part 18 university faculty members from the country’s public universities who had a history of implementing research projects, were selected. The methodology of the research is based on multiple grounded theories in the first part, and interpretive structural modeling is used in the second part. In the theoretical part, three main themes were identified, which are: human resource management, structure and ownership, and industry. In the second part of the methodology, these factors were localized in the context of industry and universities in Iran, and  15 themes were selected as the main themes in the sustainability of the alliances. Finally, according to the ranking of the themes, highest level belongs to the sustainability of the alliance and the lower levels belong to intangible outputs and distinct and inconsistent goals.


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