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Author Iwasaki, Yōko,
Title Industrial organization in Iran : the weakly organized system of the iranian apparel industry / Yoko Iwasaki.
Imprint Singapore : Springer, 2017.

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Author Iwasaki, Yōko,
Series SpringerBriefs in economics
SpringerBriefs in economics.
Subject Industrial organization -- Iran.
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Author Iwasaki, Yōko,
Series SpringerBriefs in economics
SpringerBriefs in economics.
Subject Industrial organization -- Iran.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1 Introduction; Abstract; References; 2 Outlook for Iran's Apparel Industry; Abstract; 2.1 Historical Development of the Textile and Apparel Industries and Their Business Environment; 2.1.1 Modernization Era; 2.1.2 Post-World War II Period; 2.1.3 Textile and Apparel Industry After the 1979 Revolution; 2.2 Iran's Apparel Industry According to Recent Statistical Data; 2.2.1 Scale of the Apparel Industry; 2.2.2 Apparel Production and Import Liberalization; References; 3 Characteristics of Apparel-Producing Organization; Abstract.
3.1 Tehran: The Biggest Producing Center3.2 Patterns of Apparel-Producing Firms Based on Interviews in 1998; 3.2.1 Firm Scale; 3.2.2 Degree of Reliance on Outsourcing; 3.2.3 Product Planning Methods; 3.2.4 Market Development; 3.3 Apparel-Producing Firms in Tehran: Overview of Results from the Questionnaire Survey 2010; 3.3.1 Survey Design; 3.3.2 Main Findings; 3.3.2.1 Location and Scale of Large-Scale Firms; 3.3.2.2 Supply Chain Characteristics; 3.3.2.3 Cooperation with Other Firms; 3.3.2.4 Main Customers and Markets; 3.3.2.5 Marketing.
3.3.2.6 Summary of Questionnaire and Supplementary Interview Surveys During 2009-20113.4 Typical Pattern of Firms; References; 4 The Apparel Production Process in Iran; Abstract; 4.1 Process from Production to Sale; 4.2 Characteristics of the Production Process; 4.2.1 The Japanese Case; 4.2.2 Firm Scale and Degree of Reliance on Outsourcing; 4.2.3 Initiative in Product Planning; 4.3 Procurement System for Machinery and Raw Materials Through Namayande; 4.3.1 1990s Field Survey on Namayande; 4.3.2 The Legal Standing of Namayande; 4.3.3 Namayande's Business Activities.
4.3.4 Information Provided by the Namayande4.3.5 Namayande's Information Collection Methods; 4.3.6 The Namayande and His Clients; 4.3.7 Namayande's Functions; 4.4 Why Was Namayande Needed?; References; 5 Distribution Network of Bonak-dars; Abstract; 5.1 Retailers and Apparel-Producing Firms; 5.2 Clusters of Bonak-dar Shops; 5.3 Collection and Sales of Apparel Products by Bonak-dar; 5.4 Function of the Bonak-dar; 5.4.1 Setting up and Management of the Marketplace; 5.4.2 Selection of Merchandise and Price Determination; 5.5 Bonak-dar as an Auctioneer; References.
6 The Apparel-Producing Center After Import LiberalizationAbstract; 6.1 The Age of Import Liberalization; 6.2 Emergence of Wholesale Clusters Specializing in Foreign Apparel Products; 6.2.1 Clusters of Wholesale Shops Trading in Foreign Apparel Products; 6.2.2 Inflow Channels and Sales Networks; 6.3 The Weakly Organized System as the Origin of Transition; 6.3.1 Rise of Newcomers; 6.3.2 "Order Production" Realized by "Specialized Markets"; 6.3.3 An Open Market in Production and Distribution; References; 7 Conclusion; Abstract; 7.1 Self-reliant Business Style.
Summary 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.-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9789811045790 (electronic bk.)
9811045798 (electronic bk.)
981104578X
9789811045783
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-981-10-4579-0
OCLC # 993755364
Additional Format Print version: Iwasaki, Yoko. Industrial organization in Iran. Singapore : Springer, 2017 981104578X 9789811045783 (OCoLC)978689830


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