First published in 1999, this volume focuses on the contributions of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to Malaysia and they can be best supported. Moha Asri Abdullah examines solutions in the form of policy supports in developing countries, financial and credit assistance, entrepreneurial development, business management training, human resources development, technical and vocational programmes, local and infrastructure facilities, fiscal policy and incentives for SMEs and the accessibility of SME support programmes. Abdullah ends with recommendations for the sector.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Policy Supports for Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries: Rationale and Practice. 3. Financial and Credit Assistance. 4. Entrepreneurial Development and Business Management Training. 5. Human Resources Development, Technical and Vocational Programmes. 6. Location and Infrastructure Facilities. 7. Fiscal Policy and Incentives for SMEs. 8. The Accessibility of Support Programmes for SMEs. 9. Conclusions and Recommendations.