Journal of International Development and Cooperation Volume 6 Issue 1
2000-03 発行

Alternative growth of Asian SMEs 【Article】

Kimbara, Tatsuo
This article analyzes the process of growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in Asian countries.Based on the accumulation of capabilities and resources through subcontracting, OEM or joint venture,SMEs often obtain competitive advantage to lead to growth. The types of growth process vary depend-ing on the stage of economic development, socio-cultural conditions and corporate strategy. The sub-contracting and OEM are quite effective approach for SMEs with limited resource to enter into overseasmarket. Firms can upgrade the technological capabilities and then proceed into manufacturing with ownbrand.