Spatial Modelling Approach to Clustering the Furniture Industry and Regional Development in Jepara, Indonesia

About 95% of the furniture industry in Indonesia is managed in small-scale and medium enterprises. These enterprises naturally form clusters, but are not necessarily efficiently distributed in terms of obtaining wood material and marketing. This inefficiency can make the industry less competitive. In this presentation, CIFOR researcher Rubeta Andriani provides spatial analysis of small- and medium-sized furniture enterprises in Jepara, Central Java, which contribute 10% to Indonesia's national furniture export value (US$1.5 billion). The spatial analysis provides options for making more efficient enterprise clusters for regional development. She gave this presentation at the MODSIM International Congress on Model and Simulations held on 12-16 December 2011 in Perth. The conference took the theme 'Sustaining Our Future: understanding and living with uncertainty'.

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