Determining an Index to Evaluate the Resistance of the Iranian Economy

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


The Supreme Leader of Iran (Ayatollah Khamenei) proposed discourse of economic resistance in order to achieve goals of Islamic republic system and create new Islamic civilization, and in February 2014, notified the general policy of resistive economy to the heads of the three branches and chairman of the expediency council. Now with specifying economic model of Iran, it is necessary to determine reasonable and inclusive assessment of the country's economy on track to meet the aspirations of the resistive economy. Study ahead Intends to examine situation of the country in some international indicators that have affinity with the general policies of resistive economic, using the method of logical analysis, evaluation of statistical data and time series and as well as to introduce the index entitled "Economic Resistance Index", by composition of the indicators, in order to determine the resistance rate of the Iran economy. In this study, 5 International index of entrepreneurship: knowledge-based economy, innovation, competitiveness and economic transparency, are used. Looking at the index in 2014, Iran had 24.1 point out of 100 in entrepreneurship index, 4,04 point out of 7 in the index of competitiveness, 26.14 point out of 100 in the innovation index, 3.91 point out of 10 in the knowledge economy index, and 27 point out of 100 economic transparency index and by taking every 5 index in the form of economic resistance index, Iran’s point is 1.74 out of 5, which equals 35% of the total points. In general, we can say that the resistance of the economy is bad and it is necessary to review management style of country's economy.


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