Researchers have focused mainly on the importance and determinability of the front end phase in the continuation of collaboration and renewal of the collaborative processes of the organizations involved, but an exploration of the factors to be taken into consideration at the front has been overlooked. Accordingly, this Paper aims at delineation of a framework for inter organizational cooperation in the front-end phase. Interpretive Structural modeling and structural equation modeling are used to analyze the data. The statistical population of the study consists of 9 experts in the Iranian public and private sectors as well as university professors in the Interpretive Structural Modeling section. For the structural equation modeling, the sample consists of 415 employees and managers of the organizations which have been involved in different Inter organizational projects. It is indicated that top management commitment, communication, motivation, shared vision, inter relationships, consistent goals, cooperation culture, trust, joint planning, power distribution, conflict management, creation of control and monitoring systems, creation of information systems, As well as Political and economic uncertainty affect the effectiveness of inter organizational cooperation. It is also demonstrated that the effectiveness of inter organizational cooperation contributes to the value creation and business success.


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