Small- and Medium-Scale Industries in the ASEAN Countries is a comparative study of SMIs in the five member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), analyzing the performance of SMIs to generate income and employment.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Plant Size Structure: Static and Dynamic Issues -- Contribution to Employment, Output, and Income Generation -- The Growth Potential of SMIs -- The Impact of Economic Policy Measures on the Development of SMIs -- SMI Promotion Policies -- Impediments to SMI Development: A Micro View -- Mobilizing the Development Potential of SMIs -- Summary of Main Findings
In this comparative study of SMIs in the five member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Drs. Bruch and Hiemenz use data on performance of SMIs in the 1970s to show that they can significantly contribute to industrial growth and employment creation--but success is dependent on upgrading technology and adjusting product mix.