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Promoting Sustainable Development Capabilities In The Iranian Project-Oriented Organizations

This study aimed to categorize and analyse the factors promoting sustainable development capabilities in project-oriented organizations of Iran's oil and gas industry and finally provides solutions to improve them. Today, at the international level, increasing the commitment of organizations to their activities has greatly expanded, and the social, environmental and economic impacts (three pillars of sustainability) resulting from the activities of organizations have been considered and the efforts of all UN member states to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through cooperation and interaction. However, the history of sustainability in Iran is more related to environmental impact assessment and less attention has been paid to social and economic sustainability. Therefore, due to the high importance of three sustainability principles in the Iranian oil and gas industry, this study examines the promotion factors. Moreover, it’s an applied research and a descriptive exploratory study in which the qualitative content analysis has been used to analyze the data. By providing a kind of classification (integrating Porter's value chain, organizational capability factors and sustainable development principles), organizational capability factors in each of the stages of feasibility, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and infrastructure from three perspectives: social, economic and environmental were reviewed and ranked in terms of importance, and solutions were provided for each capability. According to the research findings, cultural, strategic, financial, managerial and human resources factors were ranked first, structural, process and technological factors were ranked second, and systemic factors, with third place, had the least impact on promoting sustainable development capabilities.

Seyedeh Fatemeh Azhari Lemraski
Sustainable Development Strategy International Group (SDS)

Mohammad Mahoud
3M-CEPM R&D Institute


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