This case follows the experience of an Iranian small business owner facing changing environmental forces. The most notable forces of change are the Iranian economy and policies, internal/external Iranian politics and global competition and relations. In order to save the organisation the owner decides to downsize and decentralise aspects of managing the organisation. These changes are initially unpopular and culturally sensitive. Eventually, the owner succeeds with the changes and gains employee and management support. Copyright

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Keywords Downsizing, Emerging market, Entrepreneurship, Iran, Leadership, Organisationaltheory
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Journal International Journal of Business and Globalisation
Ahmadi, H. (Hadi), McKay, R, & Murphy, S.A. (Steven A.). (2013). Downsizing in Iran: Culture versus necessity. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 10(1), 86–103. doi:10.1504/IJBG.2013.051805