Analytic Study of factories and manufacturers in Northwestern Syria (2)
The primary role to be played by factories in Syria at the moment is the production of food and pharmaceutical commodities to meet the basic needs of the Syrian people, in addition to providing job opportunities for the local population.
The Syrian crisis has had a very serious effect on all types of factories. This study will demonstrate this effect by determining which factories are currently operating, which are not, and which factories could benefit more than others when financing the rehabilitation process for these factories.
Importance of the Research:
This research presents the most important damages that occurred to factories, including the destruction caused by bombing, the theft of raw materials, workers’ irregular schedules and payment of salaries, and dangerous working conditions, among other factors.
Objective of the Research:
This research aims to identify the most important strategies for contributing to the rehabilitation of these factories or others, in order to revive their essential role in the local economy.
This research relies on a descriptive analytical method which is based on field data collection and analyzing it using the SPSS program (data analytics software).
Sample and Limits of the Research:
In this study, SEF researchers took a random sample consisting of 1,017 factories located in the northwest of Syria. The data were collected in two phases; during the first phase in September 2013, researchers collected data from 734 factories. At that time, researchers could not access all factories in the studied area due to unsafe conditions. SEF analyzed the data for these factories and issued a report of plants and factories in northwestern Syria. Subsequently, SEF trained three field researchers who were able to access the remaining hazardous areas. In March 2014, these individuals collected data from 283 additional factories. SEF collected the factories’ data in both phases and analyzed it.
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