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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, 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

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