Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101212
Authors: 
Wignaraja, Ganeshan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 361
Abstract: 
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are under scrutiny for their engagement in production networks following recent emphasis on increasing intra-regional trade, rebalancing, and inclusive growth in Asia. Using a data set covering 5,900 firms in five ASEAN economies at different stages of development, this paper analyses the participation of SMEs in production networks, determinants, and policy implications. It finds that although large firms dominate production network engagement in ASEAN economies, there are signs that SMEs have modestly increased their participation since the late-1990s. This is linked to firm-specific factors (e.g., firm size, foreign ownership, skills, technological capabilities, and access to credit) as well as a supportive business environment. Tackling residual supply-side and policy constraints can further the participation of ASEAN SMEs in production networks.
Subjects: 
small and medium enterprises
production networks
asean
intra-regional trade
JEL: 
F10
F23
O14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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