Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise in Malaysia: Role and Issues
Editor: Mohd. Khairuddin Hashim, 2002
ISBN 983-2479-23-1, 203 pages, RM 25.00
Collectively, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) form an important part of most economies. However, in Malaysia, despite their significant role in the development process of the national economy, studies involving SMEs appear to be limited as well as neglected. The 13 articles represented in this book were previously published in journals and presented at various conferences.
These articles address various important issues concerning SMEs such as their definitions, development, role, strategic factors, weaknesses, skills and knowledge requirements, assistance programmes, firm characteristics, business strategies, export activities and distinctive capabilities. It is believed that this book is useful both as the basic introduction to the subject for those studying small business management and entrepreneurship, and as a reference work for owners and managers of SMEs.