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Les PME iraniennes : un potentiel à l'exportation inexploité ?


  • Thierry Coville


SMEs represent the vast majority of companies in Iran but they are, on average, characterized by a very small size. They contribute for a very modest part of non-oil exports. This situation is due to an institutional environment which gives the biggest incentives to rent-seeking behavior. Besides, in this environment, property rights are weakly protected and the financial system works mainly for the large state companies. The reforms presently engaged by the Iranian government will not be successful as they will not address these institutional deficiencies.

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  • Thierry Coville, 2012. "Les PME iraniennes : un potentiel à l'exportation inexploité ?," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 205-222.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_211_0205

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    1. Josée St-Pierre & Martine Boutary & Tinasoa Razafindrazaka & Marie-Christine Monnoyer, 2017. "Économies en developpement et internationalisation des PME : le cas de Madagascar," Post-Print hal-01703465, HAL.

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    SME; Iran; exports; oil; rent-seeking; property; banks; state;


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