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Analysis of the performance of SMEs in the cluster: A case study of footwear cluster

Sri Herliana, Nur Lawiyah, Wawan Dhewanto, Qorri Aina


Abstract. Clusters are the most ideal place for SMEs to compete and work with one another. Therefore, competitive cluster environment will create a positive competitive atmosphere because resources are already available in the cluster. The purpose of this study was to analyze the performance of SMEs in the cluster, so that the results of this study will be known how the performance conditions of SMEs in clusters in developing countries, such as Indonesia. This study uses a case study research, the largest footwear cluster in Indonesia, named Cibaduyut cluster. This study involved primary and secondary data, where primary data obtained from unstructured interviews and observation and secondary data were obtained from literature reviews from various article journals. The results show, there are 4 performance categories of SMEs in the cluster, namely high growth domestic and export performance, high growth export performance, high growth domestic performance, and low performance.

Keywords: SMEs performance; cluster performance; SMEs growth; cluster’s growth


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