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Industrial Organization in Iran

The Weakly Organized System of the Iranian Apparel Industry

Authors: Iwasaki, Yoko

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  • Clarifies the standard type of apparel-producing firm in Iran and its business style on the basis of more than 20 years’ fieldwork in the country
  • Reveals the inherent nature of Iranian private enterprises in the manufacturing sector with use of an unprecedented large-scale questionnaire survey on Iranian apparel firms
  • Provides a new model of survival for an industrial organization through Iran’s totally self-reliant weakly organized system
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This book focuses on Iran to explore the question of how the nature of industrial organizations and the whole system they constitute can exert a great influence on an industry’s competitiveness and resilience. The author examines what happens if firms and companies participating in the manufacturing and distribution process of a certain product are not organized to a high degree and operate independently. The book begins with an inquiry into the historical environment of Iran’s apparel industry, which has never been stable. It  then reveals the specific practices that enable firms to maintain their independent business, and argues that the elastic state of the production and distribution system has worked for the survival of self-reliant member firms. 

The typical Iranian apparel firm persists in maintaining independent operations regardless of its size, a practice that is inimical to the development of long-lasting business relations with other firms as well as to vertical integration between firms, in all stages from production to distribution. A distinguishing feature of Iran’s apparel industry is that the member firms are barely organized compared with their counterparts in advanced industrialized countries. Despite such a weakly organized system, generally small-scale but self-reliant Iranian firms courageously persist in the face of the market’s difficulties.

Superficially, it appears that Iran’s apparel market is being filled with Chinese goods, but the reality is somewhat different. Apparel firms that are currently doing business with China but are ready to terminate it at any time are taking advantage of newly emerging opportunities to ensure the survival of their own businesses. Reopening those businesses for domestic operations remains an ever-present possibility for them.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4578-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Industrial Organization in Iran
Book Subtitle
The Weakly Organized System of the Iranian Apparel Industry
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
IDE-JETRO
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4579-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4579-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-4578-3
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 102
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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