Small Firm Dynamism in East Asia: Farrukh Iqbal An Introductory Overview Shujiro Urata 1. Introduction policy and the overall business environment such as subcontracting (in Japan), clustering (in Japan This Special Issue presents a collection of papers and Indonesia), government-business coordination which examine the evolution of small and medium (in Malaysia), low cost entry and exit into business enterprises (hereafter SMEs) in East Asia over the (in Taiwan), liberalization of domestic production past quarter century or so. East Asia is of interest and trade (in China), financial and technical because this region has experienced, on average, support from public sources (in Korea and Japan) the highest economic growth rates in the world and so on. Each of the papers does not cover during this period. This has been accompanied by each factor in equal detail. Instead, the few deter- dramatic transformations in sectoral output and minants that are considered most relevant in a employment, in demographic patterns and in the particular case are given most attention. What is flow and composition of domestic and interna- thereby lost in terms of uniformity is compensated tional trade. It is of interest to see to what extent in part by the depth
Small Business Economics – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2004
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