Designing a business model based on competitiveness in the petrochemical industry

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Business Administration, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran



In today's era, businesses are increasingly faced with dynamic and changing environments, and many businesses are not only not creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial, but they are also unable to coordinate with the developments,  advances and changes of this era, and often with Traditional inefficient methods continue their trend and on the other hand, in the international competitive environment, businesses are looking for competitive power to survive. In this research, we seek to investigate and identify the components of the business model based on competitiveness in the petrochemical industry and finally design and present the relevant model for the growth of this field in the petrochemical industry. Therefore, according to the research purpose, future research was conducted using the research synthesis method. Since reviewing and summarizing the findings of past studies is an important step in drawing a comprehensive picture of the implementation of international financial reporting standards, their synthesis will be considered. In the first step, with a comprehensive search of sources, the samples needed for the source will be obtained, and in a 3-step refinement, articles related to the qualitative research method were selected from them. Concepts were extracted from the articles and categories were extracted by rereading the concepts. Finally, 93 sub-codes were extracted that indicate the factors affecting the business model of the petrochemical industry based on competitiveness. In the next stage, using these codes and according to the proximity of their meanings and definitions, 31 axial codes (themes) were defined. In the last stage, the themes were compiled under the four main components of market conditions, customer category, cost and profit, and administrative and organizational structures.


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