Exploring the effect of industrial policy structure on the quality and functioning of policies designed for Iranian small and medium industries

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate prof. of economics, University of Tehran

2 Assistant prof. of economics, Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU)


The aim of this paper is to investigate the effect of policy making system on the quality and functioning of policies designed to support Iranian small and medium industries. Required data was gathered by a qouestionarie from SME experts. The research hypotheses were tested via one sample t test, Friedman test and partial least square method. The findings reveal that the designed policies to support SMEs are not in a proper status in terms of sustainability, flexibility, providenc, reality, purposefulness and generality. Due to this condition, the functionings of the policies such as directing, coordinating, fulfilling public benefit, evaluating and controlling of programs have not been properly realized. According to the findings, impropriety of objective and subjective dimentions of industrial policy structure has significantly decreased the quality and efficiency of the SME policies.


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