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Title: Factors affecting technological learning through collaborations in developing countries: case study from the oil and gas sector

Authors: Soroush Ghazinoori; Maryam Nozari

Addresses: Department of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Management and Economic, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Technological learning is one of the most important functions of technological collaboration in developing countries, and the success of collaborations also depends on it. In the current qualitative study using a case study approach, an attempt has been done to determine the dimensions of technological learning in the foreign investment contracts of the oil industry. Data analysis was performed using theme analysis method and a qualitative research model was designed. According to the findings of this study, the technological learning framework has several main categories, namely: 1) contract features; 2) infrastructural aspects; 3) characteristics of technology receiver; 4) characteristics of the foreign partner; 5) the nature of knowledge.

Keywords: technology transfer; energy; technological capability; technological learning; technological collaboration; foreign investment contract; oil and gas sector; developing countries; Iran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2021.10041471

International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2021 Vol.13 No.3, pp.191 - 211

Received: 30 Nov 2020
Accepted: 15 Feb 2021

Published online: 12 Oct 2021 *

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