Analysis of the Enterprises Institutional Environment on Industrial Clusters Development Case Study: Stone Industrial Clusters of Isfahan Metropolitan Region

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The aim of this paper is to analysis of the enterprises institutional environment impacts on stone industrial clusters development of Isfahan metropolitan region (Mahmmoudabad, Najafabad, Dolatabad, and Khomeinishahr) in order to determine what extent is the impacts of enterprises institutional environment on stone industrial clusters development of Isfahan metropolitan region in term of its intensity and desirability. In this regard, the literature about “industrial clusters”, “institutional environment” and “the role of institutional environment on industrial clusters” were reviewed and a multi stage sampling method (stratified random sampling and systematic sampling methods) were used for data collection. Then, second order confirmatory factor analysis (as one of the structural equation modeling techniques) and linear scaling transformation technique were used for data anlysis. The results show that despite the potential influence of enterprises institutional environment on stone industrial clusters development of Isfahan metropolitan region, the enterprises institutional environment of selected industrial clusters have not still a very favorable impact in "enterprises regulations status", "enterprises worker’s characteristics", "enterprises manager’s characteristics" and "relationship between workers and managers status" and the impact remains in moderate level. In addition, "vision and goal clarification for managers", "awarenaess of workers about their work", "awarenaess of managers about their work" and "the relationships between managers and workers" have more role than "vision and goal clarification for workers", "workers satisfaction about their work", "managers satisfaction about their work", and "workers relationships" on the industrial clusters development within enterprises institutional environment respectively. Thus, it can be said that the institutional environment of selected industrial clusters is still at the primary level especially in workers status and need improving actions.


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