Title: Top ten Iranian companies' mission statement analysis

Authors: Alireza Fazlzadeh; Mehdi Malekpour

Addresses: University of Tabriz, 29 Bahman Boulevard, Tabriz, Iran ' University of Tabriz, 29 Bahman Boulevard, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract: In this paper, mission statements of top ten Iranian companies have been analysed. These companies are chosen by Industrial Management Organization (IMO) of Iran. We have mentioned to different components of a mission statement established by different researchers, and then we have chosen David's nine components to analyse these mission statements. After mentioning to each company's mission statement, we have broken these statements into their components and gathered them in a brief table. One can see that which components are more important and frequent between top Iranian companies, and which ones are not mentioned so much. At the end, we have given some recommendations to companies to develop a comprehensive mission statements by using almost all components alluded by David.

Keywords: strategy; mission statements; vision; management; Iran; mission statement analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/EMJM.2015.072585

EuroMed Journal of Management, 2015 Vol.1 No.1, pp.92 - 104

Received: 09 Jun 2015
Accepted: 05 Jul 2015

Published online: 19 Oct 2015 *

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