The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Iranian Olive Industrial Cluster

Azizi Jafar, T Aref Eshghi


The cluster development method is one of the successful developing methods in agricultural industries section
and small industries, which is based on communication and creation cooperation network between cluster
beneficiaries by increasing the social capital. In this research the data were collected by using census two stage
survey from olive industrial units in mentioned geographical zone(North Iran) in 2007. The results of this
research showed that the social capital in some of beneficiaries groups is weak and brittle, but because of their
statements there is background of cooperation and increase of their social capital. After recognition and
strengthening the effective factors on increase of social capital, can prepare the background for developing of
new connective and informative technologies. Naturally economic discompetition of units, diseconomies of scale,
negative competition in industry and the other problems which are investigated in the olive industrial cluster is
resulting from the lack of information and connection between cluster actives. The aim of industrial cluster
method is increasing the cooperation network between cluster members by increasing the communication and
information which by increase in using information and communication technology will fallow social capital and
then industrial cluster development method.

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Journal of Agricultural Science ISSN 1916-9752 (Print) ISSN 1916-9760 (Online)

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