Fulfilling the Export Potential of Small and Medium Firms

  • Brian Levy
  • Albert Berry
  • Jeffrey B. Nugent
  • Jose Francisco Escandon
  • Motoshige Itoh
  • Linsu Kim
  • Shujiro Urata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. L. Kim, J. Nugent
    Pages 115-167
  3. B. Levy, A. Berry, J. Nugent
    Pages 221-259
  4. J. Nugent, A. Berry, B. Levy
    Pages 261-275
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-290

About this book


Fulfilling the Export Potential of Small and Medium Firms addresses the question, `How can economic policy contribute to a strong export performance by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries?' In today's increasingly integrated world economy, such a performance can make a significant difference to the growth, employment creation and income distribution of many developing countries. The study uses information from specifically designed surveys of SME exporters in Japan, Indonesia, Korea and Colombia, together with a range of evidence from other sources, to ascertain what types of support within the areas of technology, marketing and finance are most useful to SME exporters and how such support can best be provided to them. The quality of the support systems is found to vary widely among the four countries. Finally, a number of policy conclusions are put forward.


Developing Countries Export Japan growth income distribution marketing performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Levy
    • 1
  • Albert Berry
    • 2
  • Jeffrey B. Nugent
    • 3
  • Jose Francisco Escandon
  • Motoshige Itoh
    • 4
  • Linsu Kim
    • 5
  • Shujiro Urata
    • 6
  1. 1.World BankWashington, D.C.USA
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  5. 5.School of Business AdministrationKorea UniversitySeoulKorea
  6. 6.School of Social SciencesWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5169-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7354-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5169-0
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