Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations
Urata, Shujiro | March 2021
This book examines the pattern and evolution of SMEs’ participation in international trade, particularly in GVCs. We also examine the factors that determine their participation in trade and GVCs, as well as identify obstacles and how SMEs deal with these obstacles. Our analysis adopts two approaches. One is a quantitative, statistical approach; the other is a qualitative, case study approach. A mix of these two approaches is expected to yield meaningful results. We selected 10 developing countries from Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam (in alphabetical order). A study of these 10 countries, which vary greatly in many respects, such as their level of economic development, economic size, industrial structure, and geographical characteristics, would contribute to deepening our understanding of the issues related to the participation of SMEs in GVCs.
CitationUrata, Shujiro. 2021. Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations. © Asian Development Bank Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/13257.
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