Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in East Asia: Sectoral and Regional Dimensions

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Charles Harvie, Boon-Chye Lee
Edward Elgar, 2008 - Business & Economics - 442 pages
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This fourth volume in the Studies of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in East Asia series focuses on regional and sectoral dimensions in a number of regional economies and economic sectors. The contributors place special emphasis on the importance of SME networking and clustering initiatives and activities. They argue that these initiatives support and nurture the global competitiveness of local SMEs in various economic sectors across the East Asian region. The book goes on to illustrate the increasing recognition that important local, regional and sectoral dimensions of SMEs, activities require their own specific micro policy measures. This is significant as the vitality of many local regional economies depends upon the activities of these local SMEs. The importance and inherent potential of SMEs as small but significant players in national economies and industries is increasingly recognised by policymakers and scholars around the world. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in East Asia will therefore strongly appeal to both academics and practitioners involved with business and management, Asian studies, industrial organization and entrepreneurship.

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Contents

Introduction and Overview Small and Medium Sized
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SME Export Competitiveness in Developing Countries
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The Internationalization of SMEs in European Transformation
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Edited by Charles Harvie, Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Small Business and Regional Research, University of Wollongong, Australia and Boon-Chye Lee, former Planning & Corporate Performance Directorate, Community Services, NSW Department of Human Services, Australia

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