عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the regional development strategies is to pay attention to synergistic policies to achieve economic development, based on win-win strategies based on collaborative advantages. To evaluate economic synergy, we have to analyze the spatial system of activity from the perspective of theories that are based on space economics. Therefore, the present study seeks to evaluate the spatial-economic synergistic potentials in the metropolitan region of Tehran. The metropolitan region was selected as the study area due to its important role and the beating heart of the country's economy. The research method is quantitative. To measure synergistic potentials from the indicators of coefficient of specialization, concentration, agglomeration, diversity and clustering, and to measure functional relationships, which is another aspect of economic synergy, from network analysis and internal links. The results show that besides Tehran, other cities in the province also tend to specialize. On the other hand, the spatial distribution of enterprises tends to balance in the metropolitan region, which provides the basis for the development of manufacturing enterprises due to the creation of a synergistic condition. Clustering coefficient as one of the economic outcomes shows that the major manufacturing enterprises in the region tend to clustering. The tendency to form functional relationships and the creation of weak centers is further evidence of the ability of the metropolitan area to develop synergistically. Finally, it can be stated that the various advantages, accumulation and functional diversity are important potentials for spatial-economic integration.