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Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Business Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Business Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.

10.22050/pbr.2021.281306.1178

Abstract

Organizations enter international competitive markets because of different motivations such as: gaining international fame, long-term growth, increasing profitability, taking advantages of economies of scale, maturing domestic market, the intensity of competition in a domestic market, governmental rules and regulations; but actually, all of the companies aim to export performance improvement. According to the oil industry situation in Iran's vision, the 4th paragraph of general energy policies and, not having a comprehensive model of Iranian oil products export performance, this research could improve and develop this industry in international markets. This research method is phenomenology and statistical society includes export and marketing managers and experts in the oil industry. Non-probable sampling and snowball sampling method was used in this research. Regarding this qualitative research, semi-structured depth interview was used to gather information and 7 deep interviews were done regarding saturated rule. Structure, internal, interpretive and descriptive validity were used in order to Validation; for surveying reliability, revision while coding and surveying by another informed person were used to insure correct coding. After open, axial and selective coding and using Atlas.ti qualitative software, suggested antecedents of Iranian oil products export performance includes: market orientation, company resources, marketing mix, macro environment and items of Iranian oil products export performance includes: financial performance, customer satisfaction and customer retention. Most of the previous studies have focused on positivism and quantitative research methodology while we used the qualitative method in this research.

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