Extroversion Means Interaction with the World
Naturally, for getting out of recession and reaching prosperity, it
is necessary for the side of demand to be activated and expanded.
In my opinion, extroversion means interaction with the world and the
surrounding environment. This keyword, contrary to introversion, which means
directing one’s attention within oneself, has different dimensions;
interaction for the exchange of commodities and services, knowledge and
technology are among these dimensions and attainment of this kind of
interaction with the world is essential for a society.
The reason is also clear. Development of science, technology, economic
progress and so on is prevalent in every corner of the world and no country
could claim it has all the achievements within itself.
As a result, if domestic goods, services, and competitive advantages could
be presented at the world level and, advantage could be taken from the top
commodities and services of others, this will cause progress. In addition,
in interacting with the world, findings and results of research works could
be exchanged and this trend will accelerate progress of the society in
scientific, technological and economic fields.
In fact, this issue in the contemporary world is imperative. In other words,
if a country neglects extroversion it can hardly keep pace with the humanity
and will be affected by some sort of backwardness. Now, if a country lags
behind other societies, then its economic, political and military security
will be overshadowed. Therefore, extroversion is one of the necessities of
each society, a requirement which has soundly been referred to in general
policies of the Economy of Resistance.
In Iran’s economy, now there are a number of small and big problems. One of
these problems is recession which alone causes another complication called
unemployment. Naturally, for getting out of recession and reaching
prosperity, it is necessary for the side of demand to be activated and
expanded. To this end, it is also necessary that work and job be created and
investment be made, in order to motivate the general demand and make exit
from recession possible.
Meanwhile, capital resources within the country are limited to such an
extent that government investment with regard to the outstanding drop in oil
revenues has remarkably decreased. On the one hand, due to the existence of
recession investment making will be faced with reduction. Because,
investment is made when in response to the existing demand, capacities will
need to be developed. Therefore, with regard to the recession and lack of
capital and of course absence of demand, development of exports can be
helpful: Exports that will surely be achieved in the light of extroversion.
As it was mentioned, extroversion means interaction with different countries
and in different geographical locations. In interacting with these
countries, we can link their existing or potential demand with our
production capacities, and by relying on foreign demand, we can come out of
the recession sooner.
Another point with regard to the shortcomings of domestic investment is the
need of the economy for foreign investment. In an effort to expand some
sectors such as oil and gas, mines and energy-consuming sectors, investment
is needed. Therefore, if constructive and honorable interaction is forged
with the world, the current of investments from the other side of the
borders can be directed inside the country.
In this way, both infrastructures will be developed and domestic demands
will increase. This will bring prosperity to the country in the short run
and in the long-term will prepare the ground for appropriate economic
The other important point is the necessity of absorbing technology in
different fields with an aim of modernizing the mainly old industries of the
country, which are operating at high costs.
Certainly, due to interaction with countries owning technology, the
country’s industries can be renovated quickly through transfer of
technology. This technology of course is not confined to product and
production processes. In fact, we need the technology for improvement of
management in our organizations.
Now it is necessary that managerial systems in different organizations of
the country – especially in larger organizations, which of course need
further complicated management and are mainly active with meager efficiency
– be reformed.
On the one hand, acceleration of the management reform of these
organizations is highly important and this will be attained in the light of
interaction with the world. Therefore, in all the mentioned dimensions
extroversion can help exit from the recession and realization of acceptable