IJIMT 2018 Vol.9(4): 184-188 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.4.811

The Use of Professional Expertise in A Patrimonial Administration

Mehran Sepehri and Mohsen Ghadiri
Abstract— Limited studies in public administration research have addressed the contextual-local problems in non-Western nations. This qualitative research aims at institutional features of Iran public procurement, on the effects of patrimonialism on government procurement as a vulnerable function of the public sector. The patrimonial-rentier authority has a crucial impact on different aspects of Iranian public procurement. In critical purchasing decisions with remarkable economic consequences, a bureaucratic-expert coalition prevails to prevent government from following the ineffective patrimonial-rentier order. Due to the flood of oil revenues, patrimonialism continues to remain the dominant factor in a majority of procurement contracts in Iran, exemplified by the long-term partnerships between the government and a few exclusivist companies.

Index Terms— Patrimonialism, public procurement, rentier state, public sector, public administration.

Mehran Sepehri and Mohsen Ghadiri are Graduate School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (sepehri@sharif.edu, ghadirimohsen@gmail.com).

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Cite: Mehran Sepehri and Mohsen Ghadiri, " The Use of Professional Expertise in A Patrimonial Administration," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 184-188, 2018.

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