Regionalization strategies of SME sector : an empirical study of Singapore managers / Samir Ranjan Chatterjee and Lim Cheng Hwa

Chatterjee, Samir Ranjan and Lim, Cheng Hwa (2000) Regionalization strategies of SME sector : an empirical study of Singapore managers / Samir Ranjan Chatterjee and Lim Cheng Hwa. Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE), 8 (2). pp. 15-31. ISSN 0128-7494

Abstract

The closing years of the twentieth century have been marked by an unprecedented intensification of global integration for national economies. In recent years, the government of Singapore had responded to this global imperative by vigorously encouraging the regionalization of SME sector. The professionalisation of the management in the SME sector was emphasised as the critical factor in achieving this strategic shift. The study reported in this paper, presents empirical evidency of managerial perceptions and the explorations of this challenge. Considerable range of factors were identified as being the facilitators and roadblocks .to the regionalization of SMEs as they responded to new challenges. The driving force of new market opportunity, alliances with other firms, quality of product and design, innovative shift to new industries and similar ideas were considered. The findings outlined in this paper tends to indicate that side by side with domestic growth; regional strategy was becoming more significant in the recent years.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Chatterjee, Samir RanjanUNSPECIFIED
Lim, Cheng HwaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty > Singapore
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Executives > Singapore
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship
ISSN: 0128-7494
Volume: 8
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 15-31
Official URL: https://jibe.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 11426
Uncontrolled Keywords: SME, Singapore, Managers
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11426

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