• ISSN: 2010-0248
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Innov.  Manag. Technol.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIMT
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IJIMT 2019 Vol.10(2): 80-86 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2019.10.2.840

Determinants of Consultant, Leader and Member by Micro-enterprise Cluster Relationship and the Development of Cluster’s Performance

Yao-Chin Lin, Wei-Hung Chen, and Ching-Feng Lin
Abstract— The main purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between leaders, consultants and members in micro-enterprise cluster, and the impact on cluster performance. This study believes that the role of cluster consultants should be added, so this study explores the impact of micro-enterprise clustering on the relationship between the three roles. The research object is the clustering of micro-enterprises in various regions of Taiwan (north, central, southern, and eastern), and explores the relationship between members, external consultants, and internal cluster leaders. The study found that cluster leaders mainly influence members in terms of attitudes, and consultants influence members in terms of ability. The attitude of members (behavior factors) of the cluster to invest in cluster activities is an important key to the development of clusters. This study presents the success factors of cluster, the importance of the consultant, the study found that the key factor affecting the performance of clustering is the sense of belonging and cognition of clustering, and finally, the management implications, recommendations and future research recommendations.

Index Terms— Cluster leaders, consultants, clusters, micro-enterprises.

The authors are with the Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan (e-mail: lyaochin@gmail.com, wehchen123@gmail.com, sandergoog@gmail.com).

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Cite: Yao-Chin Lin, Wei-Hung Chen, and Ching-Feng Lin, " Determinants of Consultant, Leader and Member by Micro-enterprise Cluster Relationship and the Development of Cluster’s Performance," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 80-86, 2019.

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