Document Type : Promotional article
Department of Management and Economics ,Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University
Department of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University
Faculty member of Institute of Technology Studies, Tehran
Networking is performed by physically aligning its members and, in a real network, the correct placement of network components and the interaction between them are based on the network perspective and complementary capabilities for achieving continuous growth and set goals. Therefore, it is necessary to assign a role to network orchestration in the network formation and configuration, the network collaborative management, and ultimately network success. Despite a notable volume of research done in this regard, the problem of managing collaborative networks, different types of such networks, and differences between them require further study. This study aims to compare the types of orchestration structures of formal collaborative networks in Iran. To this end, based on judicial sampling, 5 selected collaborative networks were compared with by content analysis method and modeling of a valid orchestration model. The research results showed that collaborative networks in Iran followed three types of Shared orchestration structure, Lead Organization (orchestration networks), and each of these structures has different performance according to the type of collaborative networks in different areas. Therefore, when forming a network, it is necessary to select an orchestration structure that fits the characteristics of the network. Accordingly, in the end, a number of suggestions were made for each of the structures.