1 Designing a Business Management Competency Model for Iranian Industrial and Manufacturing Organizations, Abaselat Khorasani / Kourosh Fathi Vajargah / Hossein Zahedi
This study aims to design a management competency model for Iranian industrial and manufacturing organizations. This study uses a descriptive-survey method in which 256 managers of Iranian industrial and manufacturing organizations were sampled by purposive sampling and then studied in 2012 and 2013. Data collection was carried out by a research-made questionnaire. The instrument validity was assessed and verified based on the comments of university professors who were dealing with the subject of this study, while taking advantage of principal component analysis method and latent variables measurement fit using confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability was measured by Cronbach’s alpha which revealed a reliability of (R=90%), and as it can be claimed that the instrument enjoys a good reliability. To test the hypotheses of this research, structural equation modeling was used. The results verify all leading and alternative hypotheses of this study and reveal the existence of relationship between the competencies of management competency model for Iranian industrial and manufacturing organizations. The variable of business management enjoys the highest level of effectiveness. In other words, it enjoys the most significant relationship with management competency and then come the variables of managing others and managing self, respectively.
2 The Impacts of Implementing ISO Certification 9000 Series on Productivity of Barez Industrial Group, Rouhollah-alreza Nematollahi / Abbas Abbasi /Mohammad Ali Forghani
Quality management systems especially ISO 9000 has gained great importance in today business with the purpose of offering higher value to the stakeholders. This retrospective study analyzed productivity records of the Barez Industrial Group consisted of eleven companies in Iran, from 1994 to 2001 by the means of Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS 15). One-Sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test was used for data normality. The non-parametric 2-related samples Wilcoxon Test was performed. The results show that the implication of ISO 9000 series did not have any significant impact on productivity. The findings of this study show that if quality management systems are considered as a tool for achieving excellence and not as a goal, they can give maximum efficiency and effectiveness; otherwise they would give low or even negative efficiency and effectiveness. This study is based on real achievements not respondents' perceptions. This study will be useful for all sectors of business.
3 The Survey on Combined Approaches FAHP-TOPSIS and FAHP-DEA in Ranking and Efficiency Survey Accepted Companies in Tehran Stock Exchange (Case Study: Automotive and Petrochemical Companies) , Naser Jamshidi / Mahmood Ramshini
This study analyzes a barrier of developing Exchange named lack of information related to performance of organization. This paper proposes a combined approach to decision making that Examine companies financial performance and offers an optimal way to solve the problem of ranking and efficiency survey. FAHP-TOPSIS approach is used to rating companies and FAHP-DEA approach is used for efficiency survey of companies. These approaches were used for efficiency measurement and rating of the companies in the two industries including automobile and petrochemical industry in 6-year period from 1385 to 1390. Based on the results, Maroon Co., Persian Gulf, and Kharg and in automobile industry Saze Pooyesh CO, Bahman group and Iran Auto Parts gained the best place in the ranking of corporate financial performance. Also, in terms of efficiency, in petrochemical industry Maroon Co., Persian Gulf, Jahrom and Kharg and in automobile industry Saze Pooyesh CO, Iran Auto Parts, Nasir Machin and Saipa Dizel are efficient.
4 Clustering the Costumers and Assigning Goods to the Clusters through MODM 0/1 Model, Ali Mohaghar / Hasan Zarei Matin /Meisam Molavi
In today’s competitive market and in service organizations in particular, attending the customer is developing, and institutions invest substantially to recognize behavioral patterns of customers. Since no all customers possess equal value for the organization, clustering the customers, investigating the specific pattern of each cluster, and finally, adopting proper strategies for each cluster can influence the organizational profitability. The development in science and technology, also, has created a wide range of tastes and desires in individuals. As a result, the organization comes across a great number of customers’ needs and tastes whose complete responding will be impossible. The researcher aims to take a thorough look at diverse customers through maintenance of comprehensive, relevant, and reasonable criteria for clustering the customers, and to cluster them according to their most similarities in one group (cluster) and most differences in separate groups. Consequently, recognizing the features of customers with different clusters will facilitate, and more appropriate decisions will be made.
5 The Legal Gaps in Contemporary Iran, Amirhossein Ebrahimi / Mohammad Jalali
Generally talking people remember the political sociology as legal gaps by discriminating borders between social powers for the main principal and goals of legal systems which can make social and political and legal groups. This social-legal phenomenon which is mainly being analyzed in legal-based research studies has been in contemporary history of Iran. So that, one can say main legal gaps in conditional era is a gap which can be called necessity or unnecessity of law government, and in First Pahlavi Era, this gap, the clash between government meaning and the rule has been in the meaning of policy and law. At the time of Mohammad Reza Shah being in office, the main gap was the gap between the believers of constitutional law with two conservative and reformist approaches and the opponents of constitutional law, after Islamic revolution the gap between Islamists andmystics turned to a legal gap. It has been created also a similar gap to that of Phlavi’s in recent years in the subject of constitutional law.
6 Vendor Selection via Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process: A Case Study, Hossein Moeini
Companies in order to attain the goals of competition have been increasingly considering better vendor selection approaches. Vendor selection problem (VSP) is a Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) problems involving high degree of fuzziness. Fuzziness is involved in the multiple criteria used for selecting and ranking the best vendor. To solve this decision problem, Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process applied to a situation involving the nationwide wholesale distribution of grocery products.
7 Determinants of Inflation: The Case of Iran, Seyed Mohammad Alavinasab
This study examines the factors that affect the rate of inflation in Iran. The data used in this study were collected from the period of 1965 to 2012. Using Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) test for ascertaining the presence of unit root and stationarity of the series and Johansen co-integration test is used to explore the presence of long-run relationship among the series. An Error Correction Model is also used to capture the convergence of the inflation determining factors to achieving long run equilibrium. Findings show there exist a long run relationship between variables of money supply, gross domestic product, oil export revenue and Inflation. Error correction model shows short-run equilibrium takes place to equalize the model in long-run.