Title

Growth Strategies and Counter-Economic Development: The Case of Pre-Revolutionary Iran

Department

Management & Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Strategic choices made for the purpose of economic development may have unintended consequences. Such consequences are the result of interplay between noneconomic and economic factors. It is argued that growth strategies that ignore noneconomic factors may result in a counter-economic development. To illustrate such a possibility, a Counter-Economic Development Model is proposed. Using this model as a framework, social, cultural, political, and economic situations in pre-revolutionary Iran are analyzed, and implications for the process of economic development in developing countries are presented.

Journal

Journal of Transnational Management

Journal ISSN

1547-5778

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

195

Last Page

225

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15475770802402216