Firm Characteristic Determinants of SME Participation in Production Networks

This paper provides an empirical analysis of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) participation in production networks. It gauges firm characteristic determinants of SME participation in production networks. The empirical investigation utilizes results obtained from an ERIA Survey on SME Participation in Production Networks, conducted over a three month period at the end 2009 in most ASEAN countries (i.e., Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos PDR) and China. The results suggest that productivity, foreign ownership, financial characteristics, innovation efforts, and managerial/entrepreneurial attitudes are the important firm characteristics that determine SME participation in production networks.

Provided by: University of Wisconsin–River Falls Topic: SMBs Date Added: Oct 2010 Format: PDF

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