Typology of Dual Use defense industry Policies in The Iran

Document Type : Research Article (with qualitative approaches)


1 PhD. Graduate

2 Faculty of Management and Accounting, Qazvin Unit, Islamic Azad University

3 Faculty of Management and Accounting, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Qom,


Objective: in the Sixth Development Plan of the I.R Iran has emphasized the use of surplus defense industry capacities to assist the non-defense industry sector under the title of The Dual Use Defense Industry. Iran's defense industry is one of the leading productive sectors in the field of science and technology and advanced products that can simultaneously be employed in the production of defense and non-defense products and technology. The main question, however, the key question: Under what circumstances and under what types of policies can the defense industry experience nonprofit industry activity? Because, if these policies are not embedded in scientific and practical considerations, defense industry activity in the nonprofit sector would not be effective.Design / Methodology / Approach: in this study, with a qualitative approach and thematic analysis strategy, by identifying the requirements of Iranian Dual Use Defense Industry policy making, we attempted to design a model for typology of Iranian Dual Use Defense Industry policies as a practical guide for policy makers in this field.Research Findings: Policies through two-step element routing, including the reasons for Dual Use Defense Industry and the orienting factors affecting Dual Use, and using matrix tools, has identified: single-use, diffusion, constraint, conservative and permanent policies for Dual Use Defense Industry as a variant of Iran's defense industry's dual Use policy.Limitations and Consequences: The results of this study can be incorporated into the strategic documents of related agencies in policymaking in this field and according to the findings of this study, the Iranian dual use defense industry policies can be formulated, implemented and evaluated. Therefore, a proper model for implementation and evaluation needs to be drawn.Practical implications: Moving to a more transparent space for economic and civilian activities of the Iranian defense industry, as well as maximizing the scientific, logical utilization of defense capabilities for the non-defense sector, is a practical implications of this research.Initiative or Article Value: Practically the contribution of this research empowers public policy makers and especially defense industry managers in policy making capabilities. Also, scientifically, this research reduces the gap due to the lack of research and modeling in the field of industrial policy making process, especially in the field of Dual Use defense industries of Iran.


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