JESR 2019,18(2):116-127

Original Article in Journal of Economic and Social Research


Authors: Elham Amiri Motlagh1, Seyed Kamran Nourbakhsh2

Central Tehran branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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2 Ph.D., Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Food and Drug Administration’s pricing intervention of cancer drugs on import and domestic production. This study is functional in terms of classifying based on purpose and in terms of classifying based on the method, it is a descriptive survey research. The population of the survey is 130 managers and experts in the Food and Drug Administration. The sampling method is being the available method and the sample size is calculated 97 by using Cochran formula. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS and Smart-pls software and the research hypotheses were studied with the help of structural equation modeling. The results of the research showed that pricing based on cost and competition has a significant effect on the amount of domestic production. Pricing based on cost, competition, and customer value has a significant impact on import.

Keywords:  Pricing, Import, Domestic Production


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