SMEs	and	Economic	Integration	in	Southeast	Asia

SMEs and Economic Integration in Southeast Asia

by Cassey Lee

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for about 97–99 per cent of total enterprises and 60–80 per cent of total employment in ASEAN countries. The participation of SMEs is thus crucial for achieving greater regional economic integration amongst ASEAN countries. SMEs are, however, often constrained by many disadvantages that limit their abilities to become importers and exporters. This is well documented in the research literature on trade and firm size. This volume contains selected ASEAN country studies on the participation of SMEs in regional economic integration based on primary microdata. This is supplemented by empirical studies on the role played by East Asian multinational enterprises in the region. 

"The editors and authors of SMEs and Economic Integration in Southeast Asia are to be congratulated for this major contribution to the scholarly and policy literature on a subject of much public discussion but limited analytical research. The emphasis on economic integration highlights the importance of these firms in Southeast Asia’s growing regional and global engagement. The thirteen chapters, by leading authors in the field, comprise both insightful country analyses and careful examination of the links between SMEs and foreign investment." 
—Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies, Australian National University

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction
2. SME Participation in ASEAN and East Asian Integration: Case of Cambodia
3. Indonesian Small and Medium Enterprise Participation in ASEAN Economic Integration
4. Lao SME Participation in Regional Economic Integration
5. Government Policies, Regional Trading Agreements and Economic Performance of National Electronic Components Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Malaysia
6. Myanmar SMEs’ Participation in ASEAN and East Asian Regional Economic Integration: With a Focus on Food and Apparel Manufacturing
7. Philippine SME Participation in ASEAN and East Asian Regional Economic Integration
8. Thailand’s SME Participation in ASEAN and East Asian Regional Economic Integration
9. Vietnam SMEs’ Participation in Regional Economic Integration: Survey Results of Three Manufacturing Sectors
10. Use of Preference at Export Platform: Evidence from Export to China by Japanese Affiliates in ASEAN
11. South Korean Multinational Enterprises and Vietnam SMEs’ Participation in Global Production Networks in the Context of Increased ASEAN and East Asian Regional Economic Integration
12. The Evolution of Taiwan’s Economic Links with ASEAN
13. Chinese Multinational Firms in Southeast Asia: A Study of Chery in Malaysia

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  • Number of Pages : 635
  • Publisher : ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Weight : 831g
  • Product Code : 9789814818780
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Cassey Lee

Cassey Lee is Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.