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  • SME Policies and Performance in Malaysia 

    Chin, Yee-Whah; Lim, Ee-Shiang (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-07-30)
    This study aims to achieve two major objectives. First, to assess policies and initiatives implemented for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia from the Eighth Malaysia Plan (2001-2005) to the Eleventh Malaysia Plan ...
  • Territorial Complementarities and Competition for Oil and Gas FDI in the SIJORI Growth Triangle 

    Diez, Javier Revilla; Breul, Moritz; Moneke, Jana (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-05-30)
    After the initial euphoria, the SIJORI Triangle - formed by Singapore, Johor (Malaysia) and Riau Islands (Indonesia) - seems to have been completely forgotten. The growth triangle concept was initiated to enhance foreign investment. This paper aims to ...
  • Services Liberalization and Export Quality: Evidence from China 

    Hayakawa, Kazunobu; Mukunoki, Hiroshi; Yang, Chih-Hai (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-03-30)
    Using firm-level export data from China, this paper empirically examines the effect of domestic liberalization of services on exporting firms’ quality upgrading. We examine a number of other trade policies, including: tariffs in export destination ...
  • Mind the Gap: Explaining Implementation Shortfalls in the ASEAN Economic Community 

    Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-09-30)
    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is at a critical crossroad in terms of policy implementation. ASEAN announced of a significant achievement rate of 93 per cent at the end of 2015. However, effective implementation, described as policy execution that ...

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