SME DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY UPGRADING IN MALAYSIA: LESSONS FOR THE PHILIPPINES by ProQuest

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           SME DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
                UPGRADING IN MALAYSIA:
              LESSONS FOR THE PHILIPPINES
             Raymund B. Habaradas, De La Salle University – Manila

                                           ABSTRACT

       As developing countries striving for greater economic competitiveness in a global business
environment, both Malaysia and the Philippines have formulated policies and implemented
programs to support small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) – the backbone of vibrant
economies.
       The Philippines can learn from the experience of Malaysia, which has clearly linked SME
development efforts to its industrial development goals, and has set up effective mechanisms to
coordinate various efforts to assist SMEs. Worth noting are programs to improve p
								
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