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Regional Integration In Asia And The Contribution Of Smes: A Review Of The Key Issues And Policy Imperatives, Charles Harvie
Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)
Over the past decade the economies of East Asia and APEC more generally have beenincreasingly opening up their markets, and in the process have achieved significantgains in exports and economic growth. In conjunction with this increased economicintegration, there has been increased recognition by regional governments of thepotential for a substantial increase in the participation by small businesses in thegeneration of regional income, employment, exports, investment and expandedeconomic growth. Advances in information and communications technology addcredence to this potential. In addition, developing economies are especially seeingsmall businesses as potential instruments for the alleviation of poverty and regionaldevelopment. While in developed economies ...