Studying Transaction Regulations in Iranian Industries

Document Type : Research Article (Original Article)


1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Industrial Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Faculty Member, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

3 MSc student, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

4 PhD candidate of Science and Technology Policy. Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.


The Transaction Regulations as one of the most important basis of industrial and research co-operations should always be responsive to strategic concerns of both sides, principal and agent. These regulations have a main role in mutual trust expansion, communication development and mutual cooperation between of two sides and contractor, and promotion of ability and parties' intention for risk/reward sharing and finally, the development of mutual commitment between them. Developing agility of Iranian industries on the basis of networking strategy is very prevailing nowadays. So, Transaction Regulation as the infrastructure of cooperation with network is investigated in this research. For this purpose, Transaction Regulations have been analyzed by doing 48 interviews from different aspects and using typology strategy for categorizing problems and solutions. Then the alignment of these regulations with different cooperation strategies was reviewed by focus group approach. Finally, some approachs have been presented for responding to main identified bottlenecks.