A Model for Collaboration between Organizations in Charge of Combating Goods and Currency Smuggling

  • Abdolreza Yari, Mohammad Ali Keramati, Ahmadreza Etemadi, Abdollah Koloubandi


The purpose of the study was to present a model for designing a network for collaboration between organizations in charge of combating goods and currency smuggling. The qualitative approach and theme analysis method were used to reach this goal. The population was all experts and specialists in technology and the fight against goods and currency smuggling. Ten of these subjects were selected and examined as the sample using theoretical sampling method based on theoretical saturation. A semi-structured interview was used for data collection and the obtained data were analyzed. Therefore, 3 central themes, 10 main categories and 30 open source code were extracted. The results indicated that the existence of an important inter-organizational network to combat goods and currency smuggling depends on “collaboration in the inter-organizational network”, “customers and stakeholders in the inter-organizational network” and “operational management in the inter-organizational network”. Inter-organizational networking includes integrated management of the new technology-based collaboration process, technological aspects of collaboration in the inter-organizational network, economic aspects of collaboration in the inter-organizational network, and social aspects of collaboration in the inter-organizational network. Customers and stakeholders in the inter-organizational network component includes natural and public stakeholders, private sector legal entities, and public sector legal entities, and finally operational management in the inter-organizational network include the needs of network actors, the authority of network actors, and the operational aspects of the needs and authority of the network.