Technological and Economic Mobility in Iranian Industries: The Case of Firms Listed in Tehran Stock Exchange

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 Departmet of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Shiraz university, Shiraz, Iran


Competitiveness is one of the main and important issues in the economy which is considered as a tool for optimal growth and sustainable development. In present research Competitiveness of Iranian Industries listed in Tehran stock exchange which have had more than two firms during the period of 2007 to 2016 was studied. To study the competitiveness, mobility of productivity score and normalized market share have been applied with two methods: salter curve and mobility indices obtained from the Markov chain. First method is a Qualitative method and the latter is a quantitative one. The result showed that technological mobility is more than Economic mobility in studied industries. The results of mobility indices obtained from the Markov chain also showed that Computer and real property industries have higher Technological mobility Compared to other industries. Also economic mobility is higher in Transportation industry Compared to others.
JEL Classification: D22, D41, D21, D24, C81


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  • Receive Date: 07 November 2017
  • Revise Date: 21 October 2018
  • Accept Date: 04 February 2019
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2019