Investigating the structure and distribution of power among the institutions in charge for the Fifth Development Plan using Social Network Analysis approach

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate professor of natural resources policy-making, University of Hormozgan

2 Assistant Professor of industrial managemant, University of Tehran


Power is the key component of any system and the distribution of power in a political society determines where the conflicts are and how they should be resolved. The prerequisite for development of a network structure in a system is distribution of power among all its institutions. In this paper we have investigated the quality of power distribution among organizations involved in the economical session of fifth Development Plan of Iran in order to determine if the network view is considered in developing this plan? Preliminary data was gathered from the fifth chapter of the fifth development plan which was related to the economic issues. Legal articles of the chapter which were classified in to 22 sub-issues as well as organizations involved in them were entered in to the 2-mode matrix respectively as columns and rows. Therefore, the network related to the matrix was depicted. Results of the analysis of the network are presented in the end.


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