Critical Factors of Competitive Intelligence in the Power Plant Industry: The Case Study of MAPNA Group

Afrooz Momeni, Mehdi Mehrafzoon


This paper aims to discuss the critical factors of competitive intelligence that influences the Iran’s power plant industry (MAPNA Group). Design/methodology/ approach: The paper has identified critical factors of competitive intelligence through Iran’s power plant industry based on a comprehensive review of recent literature. For this purpose, a questionnaire was designed, applied and analyzed by the use of statistical methods. The results discuss various perspectives from a competitive intelligence point of view, and provide critical factors and a regression model for showing essential issues on the subject. Findings: The statistical analysis determines seven factors as critical issues in this case study. These factors are “Proportion of company’s structure and goal”, “Company’s competitive conditions”, “International Policies about foreign trade”, and “Economics and Politics condition of country”. Research limitation/ implications: The extracted factors can act as a guideline to design a strategic plan. This helps to ensure that the essential issues are covered during design and implementation of the plan. For academics, it provides a common language to discuss the factors crucial for competitive intelligence in this industry. Originality/ Value: The paper may represent high value to researchers in the competitive intelligence and strategic management fields. This study further provides an integrated perspective of critical issues for competitive intelligence in the power plant industry. It gives valuable information and guidelines that can help leaders consider the important issues during strategic planning.



Competitive intelligence, Factor analysis, Strategic management, power plant industry, Iran

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