Market Assessment

BDS for Small and Cottage Industry Clusters in Central Java, Indonesia, 2000

    This paper presents evidence on the contribution of business development services to successful development of small and cottage industry clusters in Indonesia. Successful cluster development is characterised by technological change through process and product innovations. First, we present cases in which the role of traders has been very prominent. Traders can be important providers of BDS to small-scale enterprises. Second, cases are reviewed that highlight an additional role that leading producers may play in provision of BDS to their colleagues. At the end of the paper, we draw some lessons from the cases, and discuss the role of private vis-à-vis public BDS for cluster development. A distinction is made between BDS in buyer-driven and producer-driven change processes in clusters.

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    Secondary source research

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    »Hanoi DC Conference, 2000