Publication Workshop 3

List of papers presented during the 3rd RRPG meeting and workshop

Cluster Development in Benefiting the Local and Regional Societies and Economic: Revisiting the Challenges and Way Forward”

1-2nd October 2012, USM Penang, Malaysia

Keynote Address:

  1. Ngah, I., Ghazali, S. Sheikh Dawood, S. R., Samat, N. and Preston, D. (2012). Cluster development in benefiting the local and regional societies and economies: Revisiting the challenges and way forward. USM, Penang, Malaysia.


  1. Igusa, K. (2012). Industrial clustering of local industries in Hamamatsu and Yamaha business: How Japanese local companies were able to develop in the cluster. (MJIIT-UTM and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan).
  2. Ismalina, P. (2012). Local strategic leaders in developing country industrial clusters: Do they exist? A conceptual paper. (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia).
  3. Wijaya, H. B. and Ngah, I. (2012). Value chain analysis of rural product clusters in Perak, Malaysia. (Universitas Diponegoro and UTM).
  4. Yasmin, T., Omar, R., Sutan Saidi, N. S. and Ngah, I. (2012). Issues and challenges in cluster development benefiting local communities and economy in Malaysia. (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).
  5. Mohd, S. (2012). Community of enterprises – An approach towards rural development. (Universiti Sains Malaysia).
  6. Syahbana, J. A. (2012). Enriching local economic development concepts from the business linkages of textile and Batik’s home industries in Pekalongan, Central Java, Indonesia. (Universitas Deponegoro).
  7. Khalid, H. N., Muhammad, Z., Md. Nor, N. and Abdullah, M. A. (2012). Cluster development in promoting medium and small scale enterprises (SMEs) growth: Experience from Jengka Triangle, Pahang. (Universiti Sains Malaysia and International Islamic University Malaysia).
  8. Ardsmiti, N. (2012). Creative economy and SMCE: The way to preserve tai dam cloth cultures. (Mahidol University, Thailand).
  9. Sheikh Dawood, S. R., Ghazali, S. and Samat, N. (2012). Institutional thickness ans SMEs support mechanism: How far are they benefiting from the clustering dynamics? (USM).
  10. Van Suu, N. (2012). Development of industrial zones, new urban zones and the formation of board house clusters: A comparative study of two villages in the peri-urban area of Hanoi. (Vietnam National University).
  11. Untari, R. (2012). The diffusion of technology within cluster: Case on natural dyes for Batik Colouring in Java. (Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia).
  12. Samat, N., Ghazali, S., Sheikh Dawood, S. R. and Khoo, S. L. (2012). Spatial clustering of SMEs in Penang state. (USM).
  13. Rudiarto, I. and Handayani, W. (2012). Clustering and its spatial implications: An economic development challenges from local perspective. (Universitas Diponegoro).
  14. Kamarudin, K. H. (2012). The economics of community based rural tourism: Case studies of three villages in the East Coast of Malaysia. (UTM Razak School).
  15. Harun, U. R. (2012). The changing of traditional settlement pattern (rural center of development). (Bandung Islamic University, Indonesia).
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