Authors : Gatot Yudoko
Abstract: One of the Indonesias economic growth drivers comes from domestic and foreign firms operating in industrial estates. These firms produce goods for both domestic markets and exports. Because of its strategic roles for economic growth, the Ministry of Industry, Indonesia has been keen on improving performance and sustaining these firms. One of the ministrys initiatives was the Indonesia Industrial Estate Firm Award(s) in 2013 and 2015. This study discusses this voluntary award from the perspective of theory building and testing. The proposed theory on industrial sustainability consists of inputs, (i.e., resources) processes, (i.e., management and services, infrastructure and facilities, environmental management and corporate social responsibility) and output, (i.e., sustainable business and industry). There were five kinds of awards, namely the best in management and services, the best in infrastructure and facilities, the best in environmental management and the best in outside Java island and the best overall in Indonesia. Model testing is done through questionnaires distributed to industrial estate firms in 2013 and 2015. Results of the award in 2013 and 2015 showed that during the span of 2 year, most of the nominees in 2013 were able to maintain their performance. One notable finding was a change in the best overall from 2013-2015 and this was mainly due the superior environmental management investment and efforts put in 2013 by the winner of the 2015.
Gatot Yudoko , 2016. The Indonesia Industrial Estate Firm Awards: Theory Building and Testing. The Social Sciences, 11: 7341-7345.