International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


Using location quotient to analyze post-disaster economic potential in the Pasigala region, central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Author(s): Santi Yunus, Meity Ferdiana Paskual, Nurnaningsih, Laendatu Paembonan, Nuryana Haprin

The purpose of this study is to identify basic and potential economic sectors in the three affected regions following the Earthquake, Tsunami, Liquefaction, including Palu, Sigi and Donggala, on 28 September 2018. This research is categorized as a quantitative study by applying several analyses, such as, descriptive, LQ, DLQ and shift-share. The findings showed that there was a shift in the value of LQ in both the basic and non-basic sectors, both before and after the earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction in Palu, Sigi and Donggala. In addition, the findings of the analysis also revealed a variety of possible baseline sectors in Palu, Sigi and Donggala. The sectors involved are the building sector; the firm services sector; and the health and social sector for the City of Palu, the financial and insurance services sector, the real estate sector and the educational services sector for Sigi, as well as the water supply sector and the government administration, defense and compulsory social security sector for Donggala. It is also recommended that local governments improve production and adopt strategies that will accelerate economic development in these industries.

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