Prioritization of factors affecting the development of industrial clusters in small and medium industries with a multi-criteria decision approach

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Firoozkooh Branch, Firoozkooh, Iran.

2 استاد / دانشگاه آزاد واحد فیروزکوه

3 Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Firoozkooh Branch, Firoozkooh, Iran

Abstract

Today, the role of industrial clusters as a spatial representation of small and medium industries in providing development in its general sense, both in less developed countries and in more developed countries, is not hidden from anyone because industrial clusters are the location of industries. Small and medium appear in relation to each other and together in a geographical context, due to having wide horizontal and vertical links, provide a high level of productivity and efficiency for business formation. The purpose of this study is to prioritize the factors affecting the development of industrial clusters in small and medium industries. The method used in this research is Analytic network process.The statistical population of the present study is the experts of industrial clusters. Finally, spatial factors were in the first place and policy factors were in the second place and economic factors were in the third place finally practical suggestions were provided

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