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Promoting clusters and networks for small and medium enterprises to economic development in the globalization era

Foghani, S. and Mahadi, B. and Omar, R. (2017) Promoting clusters and networks for small and medium enterprises to economic development in the globalization era. SAGE Open, 7 (1). ISSN 2158-2440

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Abstract

This research attempts to explore the importance of cluster-based systems in preparation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to go global, and it is an ongoing research. The findings of this research are aimed at providing insights to policy makers, academicians, and practitioners with the objective of creating initiatives, strategies, and policies, which reflect the primary aim of supporting SMEs in managing global challenges. SMEs that are cluster-based have the potential to facilitate the successful inclusion of SMEs in the growth of productivity and networks of global distribution. Most Asian developing countries are in the dark when it comes to this matter. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relations between the capabilities of the networks and clusters in developing SMEs’ preparedness in facing business players in the global arena. This study’s scope includes specific Asian developing countries. Even though the issue of clusters in SMEs has been well researched in developed countries, such empirical studies are still lacking in the Asian region despite its prevalent collectivism practice. In the concluding analysis, the study intends to develop a model emphasizing the cluster-based industrial SMEs toward globalization.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Asian countries, Clusters, Competitiveness, Global, Globalization, Networks, Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management
ID Code:75743
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Apr 2018 21:13
Last Modified:30 Apr 2018 21:13

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