The role of SMEs in national economies in East Asia
This volume presents detailed analyses of the role and significance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the economies of East Asia. Various aspects of SME operations are studied, including: the role and significance of networking in the conduct of business; the contribution of culture to business acumen and entrepreneurialism; human resource development constraints and issues; technology transfer processes; the utilization and application of information technology by SMEs; the impact of electronic commerce; and the policy framework needed to simulate the growth of the SME sector. A common framework is adopted between the different studies, enabling substantive lessons to be derived and policy measures to be identified. "The Role of SMEs in National Economies in East Asia" should be of interest to academics and researchers of industrial organization, Asian economies and Asian studies as well as policymakers concerned with SME growth in the area.