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Identification of Critical Factors Contributing to International Technological Collaborations: The Case of Pharmaceutical Industry

Gholamhossein Mehralian, Razieh Ahmady (), Mehdi Majidpour () and Farzad Peiravian ()
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Gholamhossein Mehralian: Pharma Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Razieh Ahmady: Department of Pharmacoeconomic and Pharmaceutical Management, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mehdi Majidpour: Department of Management, Science and Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Farzad Peiravian: Department of Pharmacoeconomic and Pharmaceutical Management, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), 2019, vol. 16, issue 03, 1-18

Abstract: International technology-based collaborations require that industry managers adequately deal with multiple factors. This is particularly the case in the pharmaceutical industry where strict standards, advanced technologies, and complex managerial aspects exist. This paper studies the critical factors affecting international technology transfer (TT) projects in the Iranian pharmaceutical industry. To this end, it adopted a qualitative method to investigate participants’ experiences and their viewpoints regarding the factors contributing to TT success. The main finding of the research revealed that, among others, supportive governmental policies and large market size were the main environmental factors which facilitate TT processes. Findings also showed that there are some imperative issues such as regulatory frameworks, lack of intellectual property regimes, and political factors which have to be taken into account in the process of TT.

Keywords: International technology transfer; pharmaceutical industry; critical factors; developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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