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Globalisation and SMEs in East Asia

Edited by Charles Harvie, Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Small Business and Regional Research, University of Wollongong, Australia and Boon-Chye Lee, former Planning & Corporate Performance Directorate, Community Services, NSW Department of Human Services, Australia
In this timely book, a distinguished group of contributors discusses the role of SMEs in the globalisation of the East Asian economies, and assess how the financial crisis has impacted on them.
Extent: 336 pp
Hardback Price: $155.00 Web: $139.50
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 323 7
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The 1997 financial and economic crisis in East Asia provided the catalyst for an important reappraisal of the Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) sector across the region. In this timely book, a distinguished group of contributors discusses the role of SMEs in the globalisation of the East Asian economies, and assess how the financial crisis has impacted on them. They focus on a number of key aspects of SMEs in the region, including:

• financing issues
• the role of entrepreneurship
• the diffusion of technology in the region
• Chinese small businesses
• SME requirements for information technology
• the opportunities afforded by electronic commerce
• regional labour markets and their impact on SMEs.

Globalisation and SMEs in East Asia will appeal to academics and researchers of Asian economies and studies, globalisation and those interested in industrial organisation.
‘. . . I consider the book a good general reference on SME conditions in the Asia-Pacific region. . .’
– Aegean Leung, ASEAN Economic Bulletin
Contributors: G.S. Bhabra, H.-B. Cheah, C. Conca, L.P. Dana, H. Etemad, L. Fulop, C Harvie, D. Ip, B.-C. Lee, C. Lever-Tracy, J.G. Powell, D. Richards, D.G. Ross, H. Sandee, J. Shi, K. Trimmer, T. Turpin, P. van Diermen, C. Van Slyke, H. Wan, Jr., R.W. Wright, T. Ze
Contents: 1. The Study of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in East Asia 2. The Asian Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Regional SMEs 3. SMEs in the Globalised Developing Economies: Some Asia-Pacific Examples 4. SMEs in Southeast Asia: Issues and Constraints in the Pre- and Post-Crisis Environments 5. Trade Finance for East Asian SMEs and the Asian Financial Crisis 6. Financing Issues: SME IPOs in China and Australia 7. Small and Medium Enterprises: Evaluating Foreign Direct Investments in the Presence of Political Risk 8. The Role of SMEs in the Diffusion of Technology among East Asian Economies 9. Requirements for SME Information Technology 10. Electronic Commerce and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in East Asia 11. SMEs and Regional Labour Markets: Major Trends Since 1997 12. From Miracle to Crisis and Beyond: The Role of Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Asia 13. Small Chinese Businesses after the Asian Crisis: Surviving and Reviving 14. Connections, Culture and Context: Business Relationships and Networks in the Asia-Pacific Region 15. Franchising: An Interdependent Alternative to Independent SMEs Index