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Industrial clusters and SME promotion in developing countries

Author: Eileen Fischer; Rebecca Reuber
Publisher: London : Commonwealth Secretariat, 2000.
Series: Commonwealth trade and enterprise paper, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : National government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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SMEs make up the bulk of enterprises in developing countries and make a significant contribution to employment and economic growth. This paper takes stock of best practices in industrial clustering and SME promotion in Commonwealth developing countries. It provides examples of cluster formation, policies to stimulate cluster development and guidelines for business development services for SMEs.
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Fischer; Rebecca Reuber
ISBN: 0850926483 9780850926484 9781848597266 1848597266
OCLC Number: 50198476
Description: vi, 42 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
SMEs and their Role in Economic Development --
A Cluster Perspective --
Case Studies of Clusters Underlying Economic Development --
Best Practice Programmes for SME Development --
Delivering Business Development Services to SMEs --
Summary and Conclusions: Maintaining a Balance --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Commonwealth trade and enterprise paper, no. 3.
Responsibility: Eileen Fisher and Rebecca Reuber.
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often account for the highest proportion of employment. But in developing countries, they find it hard to become internationally competitive. This paper  Read more...

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