Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD in Business Policy, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran


Most of international strategic alliances are failed due to weak choices and decisions about corporate governance. Todays, as alliance formation is an effective strategy for the competitiveness of Iranian firms and products in international markets; the explanation of foundations and requirements of governance system has a very important role on improvement of operational potency of Iranian alliances with foreign partners. Current research using grounded theory with explorative approach is aimed to present a model for corporate governance in international strategic alliances. The required data were collected from 11 strategic alliances between Iranian and non-Iranian partners. The research model includes interactions between international requirements, conditions of strategic alliance formation, partnership design and expectations of stakeholders which affect corporate governance of international strategic alliances, and optimum decisions in this matters, improved durability and endurance of strategic alliances.


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