Identifying Strategies and Applicable Policies to Improve the Standardization and Quality Management System to Achieve the Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Horizon of 1404

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.


In the era of globalized markets, international standards play a crucial role in the development of business processes and ensuring adherence to export and import regulations, efficiency, and safety measures. Actively engaging in the formulation of international standards and harmonizing assessment methodologies can lead to enhanced product competitiveness, cost reduction, and the infusion of cutting-edge global knowledge and technology into a country. The objective of this research is to identify strategies in various domains of the standardization and quality management system, aiming to achieve the vision of "Development, Progress, and Social Welfare through Standards" in Iran. The research employs a qualitative approach and utilizes the research synthesis method. The research population encompasses all higher-level laws and documents of the Islamic Republic of Iran, international documents, and strategic documents from other countries pertaining to standards and quality. A systematic selection process led to the identification of 16 documents based on predefined criteria, saturating the data collection. Thematic analysis, facilitated by "Max Quda" software version 17, extracted 18 strategies across three primary categories and 57 actionable policy directives within the framework of the "National Standards Organization of Iran." The outcomes of this study hold direct utility for senior managers within the Standard Organization, members of the Supreme Policy Council, and regulatory and inspection entities.


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