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SMEs’ Participation in Global Production Chains

SMEs’ Participation in Global Production Chains

PUBLICATION NUMBER
APEC#213-SE-01.3
YEAR
2013
PUBLISHED DATE
March 2013
TYPE OF PUBLICATION
Reports
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PAGES
52
ACCESSED
30043

 

Individual Files

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. SME Particitpation in GPC

4. Addressing barriers to particitpation in GPCs

5. APEC's involvement in SME issues

6. Conclusion and recommendations



Description

Rising globalization and economic integration have enabled SMEs to increase their contributions to the region’s development through greater participation in global production chains (GPCs). More and more SMEs are engaged in activities that link up with multi-national corporations, providing intermediate goods or services that are used to build the final products. SMEs’ participation in GPCs yields substantial benefits; however, currently the level of SMEs participation in GPCs is still quite low.

To enter and to stay in GPCs require SMEs to overcome various challenges, such as finance, human resources, global standards, and changing international business practices. APEC Governments can play a supporting role to facilitate the gainful participation of SMEs in GPCs: (i) provide an enabling business environment for SMEs; (ii) improve access to financing for SMEs; (iii) strengthen (global) cooperation and network among SMEs as well as between MNCs and SMEs; and (iv) increase knowledge of SMEs about FTAs.




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INDIVIDUAL FILES

Individual Files

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. SME Particitpation in GPC

4. Addressing barriers to particitpation in GPCs

5. APEC's involvement in SME issues

6. Conclusion and recommendations


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Description

Rising globalization and economic integration have enabled SMEs to increase their contributions to the region’s development through greater participation in global production chains (GPCs). More and more SMEs are engaged in activities that link up with multi-national corporations, providing intermediate goods or services that are used to build the final products. SMEs’ participation in GPCs yields substantial benefits; however, currently the level of SMEs participation in GPCs is still quite low.

To enter and to stay in GPCs require SMEs to overcome various challenges, such as finance, human resources, global standards, and changing international business practices. APEC Governments can play a supporting role to facilitate the gainful participation of SMEs in GPCs: (i) provide an enabling business environment for SMEs; (ii) improve access to financing for SMEs; (iii) strengthen (global) cooperation and network among SMEs as well as between MNCs and SMEs; and (iv) increase knowledge of SMEs about FTAs.

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