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SMEs

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is a big part of the economy in many Asian countries. ERIA examines factors that could help improve SMEs, such as effective knowledge sources, productivity nexus, innovation constraints and determinants for SMEs, and  access to finance. ERIA also leads research around government policies and regulatory support for SMEs like SME trade policy, SME investment policy, and competition laws.

SMEs and Economic Integration in Southeast Asia

25 October 2019

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 … Read More

Innovation, Green Technology, Technology, Eco-efficiency, SMEs, Financial de-risking

Innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking

22 March 2018

As the G20/OECD High-Level Principles of SMEs Financing state, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises, are core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and … Read More

SMEs, asean

Accounting Standards for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in ASEAN

11 April 2017

The goal of every business, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is success. To succeed, SMEs must have good financial management; able to secure and … Read More

Macroeconomy, SMEs

Globalization and Performance of Small and Large Firms

23 May 2016

ERIA Microdata Research FY 2013 examines whether and how globalization has differential effects on small and (or versus) large firms and aims at … Read More

Human Capital, industry and manufacturing

Investing in Workers and Firms as Learning Centres for Industrial Upgrading

10 December 2015

Investing in workers and firms as learning centres for industrial upgrading is important for economic, social, and cultural development in the context of … Read More

SMEs, East Asia, Routledge

Economic Integration in East Asia

04 December 2015

International production networks in manufacturing, particularly in machinery industries, have rapidly developed over the last two decades, resulting in dramatic increases in intra-regional and intra-industry … Read More

Development of Competition Laws in Korea

26 November 2015

Abstract Economic development policies that were export-focused and biased toward unbalanced growth were initially implemented through government-led initiatives in Korea since the 1960s. These resulted … Read More

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Non-Tariff Measures and Non-Tariff Barriers

07 May 2015

Abstract ASEAN has successfully reduced tariffs but not non-tariff measures (NTMs). Efforts to reduce NTMs always hit the debate surrounding justification of application of the … Read More

Innovation, Technology Transfers, Finance, and Internationalization of SMEs' Trade and Investment Policy Best Practices for ASEAN and East Asia

25 March 2015

Abstract The ASEAN Policy Index study revealed that a lot is to be done to towards adopting best practices in each policy area of small … Read More

Japanese Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises' Export Decisions: The Role of Overseas Market Information

02 July 2014

This paper examines how the Japanese firms' export decision is affected by the availability of information on export markets, focusing on whether the … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

ASEAN SME Policy Index 2014 Towards Competitive and Innovative ASEAN SMEs

05 June 2014

List of Project Members Working Group Members PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), … Read More

Productivity Evolution of Chinese Large and Small Firms in the Era of Globalisation

20 May 2014

Abstract Using a large firm-level dataset from the Chinese manufacturing industry, this paper studies the productivity gap and productivity convergence between large and small firms … Read More

SMEs, Trade

The Exporting and Productivity Nexus: Does Firm Size Matter?

20 May 2014

The main purpose of this study is to examine whether the relationship between exporting and productivity differs across firm sizes in the Malaysian … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology

Constraints, Determinants of SME Innovation, and the Role of Government Support

08 May 2014

This paper provides an empirical analysis of potential constraints to SMEs upgrading their capability to innovate, and assesses the effectiveness of government support … Read More

Dynamic Two-way Relationship between Exporting and Importing: Evidence from Japan

02 May 2014

Abstract In this paper, we investigate the dynamic nature of trading using Japanese firm-level data. Specifically, we examine state dependence and cross effects in … Read More

Small and Medium Enterprises' Access to Finance: Evidence from Selected Asia Economies

11 October 2013

Abstract This paper sheds light on the issue of SME financing in selected Asian economies using a unique sample survey. It elaborates on (i) … Read More

Success Cases of Japanese SMEs in IP Commercialization in the Creative Industry Applicable to ASEAN

26 December 2012

Outline A common trend in the ASEAN region is that there are a small number of large corporations that have a potential for growth and … Read More

The Link between Innovation and Export: Evidence from Australia's Small and Medium Enterprises

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates the direction of causality between export market participation and innovation using firm level data from Australia. Using the propensity score matching … Read More

industry and manufacturing, SMEs

Dynamics of Firm Selection Process in Globalized Economies

01 May 2012

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … Read More

Innovation and Technology, SMEs

Globalization and Innovation in East Asia

01 March 2011

How is globalization related to innovation? Is globalization a cause of innovation, or is innovation a cause of globalization, or both? Does increased … Read More

Macroeconomy, SMEs, Competitiveness

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Access to Finance in Selected East Asian Economies

01 March 2011

Abstract Findings from ERIA's SME research project in FY 2009 confirms that access to finance is amongst the most critical factors determining the competitive readiness … Read More

SMEs, Innovation and Technology

Firm Characteristic Determinants of SME Participation in Production Networks

02 October 2010

This paper provides an empirical analysis of small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in production networks. It gauges firm characteristic determinants of SME … Read More

Detecting Effective Knowledge Sources in Product Innovation: Evidence from Local Firms and MNCs/JVs in Southeast Asia

02 August 2010

Abstract This paper examines the effects of internal and external sources of knowledge on the introduction of new products based on new technologies or … Read More

SMEs

Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrated East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members PROFESSOR FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institutefor ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Research on Development Strategies for CLMV Countries

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-5 Contents Front cover Project Members Contents Executive Summary Chapter 1 Industrial Development Strategy in CLMV Chapter 2 Special Economic Zones and Economic … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Infrastructure

Developing a Roadmap toward East Asian Economic Integration

01 March 2008

List of Project Members DR. JENNY CORBETT: Executive Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC), Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (ANU), Australia. … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

SMEs in Asia and Globalization

01 March 2008

List of Project Members MR. PETER BAILEY: Research Economist, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), New Zealand. DR. LIU XIANGFENG : Senior Fellow, … Read More

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