A comparative study in presenting the growth pattern of small and medium businesses in Iran's poultry industry

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Mazandaran. Iran

2 Faculty of HumanitiesŲŒIslamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Sari, Iran

3 , Department of Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Mazandaran. Iran.



The purpose of this study is to present the growth pattern of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Iranian poultry industry. For this purpose, with the qualitative research approach and meta-synthesis tools, which include seven steps, the results and findings of the previous research were systematically evaluated and analyzed. In this study, various databases between 2004 and 2019 and 1391 to 1400 (Solar Hijri Calendar) were examined. Various keywords were used to search for articles in the research and an attempt was made to select a diverse set of keywords to search for maximum retrieval. As a result of searching in different databases, 862 publications were found, of which only 31 were in the field of SMEs growth and were both in terms of title and content in line with the purpose of the present study. By carefully studying the finalizing sources and in accordance with the objectives and questions of the research, relevant findings were extracted from each of the sources, including components and growth indicators of SMEs in the Iranian poultry industry. In total, the concept of SMEs growth in the Iranian poultry industry were identified and classified in 6 dimensions, 19 components and 47 indicators.


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