Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Southeast Asia

Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Southeast Asia
Date of publication:  2004
Number of pages:  244
Code:  PIC116


"[This book] is not just highly informative; it is also analytical, rigorous and well grounded in sound theory and empirical data. Overall, the book is very well written and readable" (Entrepreneurship and Innovation).

About the publication

Economic development in Southeast Asia was until recently largely driven by multinational corporations and by strategies that favoured foreign direct investment. However, the financial crisis of 1997-98 and the subsequent regional economic slowdown in 2001 forced policy-makers to re-evaluate their economic policies.
           This study looks at the increasingly important role of entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as agents of development. The book also focuses on the new policy initiatives by the different governments as they address the issues affecting the development of SMEs themselves.


  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Southeast Asia
  • Preliminary pages with Foreword by Tharman Shanmugaratnam
  • 1. Introduction: Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Southeast Asia's Economic Development, by Denis Hew Wei-Yen, author
  • 2. Entrepreneurial Development: The Necessary Conditions, by Tan Wee Liang, author
  • 3. SMEs in Southeast Asia since the Asian Financial Crisis, by Henry Sandee, Jan ter Wengel, authors
  • 4. Financing SMEs in Southeast Asia During the Crisis Period: The Cases of Thailand and Malaysia, by Shujiro Urata, author
  • 5. An Overview of Donor's Role in SME Development in Southeast Asia after the Crisis, by Edgard R Rodriguez, author
  • 6. Strengthening SMEs in Southeast Asia's Agricultural Sector, by Anne Booth, author
  • 7. The Development of SME Clusters inIndonesia, by Hendrawan Supratikno, author
  • 8. Entrepreneurship in Malaysia's Electronics Industry: The Role of SMEs, by Vijayakumari Kanapathy, author
  • 9. Government's Role in Developing Entrepreneurship and SMEs in the Philippines, by Brenda Mendoza, Gilberto Llanto, authors
  • 10. SME Policies and SME Linkage Development in Singapore, by Denis Hew Wei-Yen, author
  • 11. SME Development in Thailand's Automotive Industry, by Somkiat Tangkitvanich, author
  • 12. Developing Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Southeast Asia's Transitional Economies, by Nick J Freeman, author

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