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SMEs and production networks – framework

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter develops and presents a framework for analysis of the core

    ingredients/characteristics required to enhance the capability of SMEs participating in regional

    production networks. The framework emphasises the importance of resource factors,

    psychological factors and external environment factors in impacting upon the barriers and

    capability of an SME, and that this determines the business strategy adopted by the SME. One

    of these involves the decision to participate in a production network. The framework provides

    the basis for the empirical analysis, hypotheses testing and profiling developed in subsequent

    chapters, aimed at highlighting the key characteristics of SMEs that participate in production

    networks and, in particular, the characteristics of those SMEs that participate in high quality

    parts of a production network.

    The chapter is structured as follows. Section 2 presents an overview of the framework

    utilised in this study, highlighting factors and relationships that will facilitate subsequent

    quantitative analysis of the key characteristics of SMEs likely to participate in a production

    network, as well as those characteristics which appear to be important in participating in a high

    quality production network. Section 3 highlights key relationships from the framework as a

    focus for subsequent analysis. Section 4 presents a summary of the major conclusions from this

    chapter.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Harvie, C. (2010). SMEs and production networks – framework. In V. Thanh, D. Narjoko & S. Oum (Eds.), ERIA RESEARCH PROJECT 2009 No. 8: Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrated East Asia (pp. 46-67). Jakarta: ERIA.

Book Title


  • ERIA RESEARCH PROJECT 2009 No. 8: Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrated East Asia

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 67

Abstract


  • This chapter develops and presents a framework for analysis of the core

    ingredients/characteristics required to enhance the capability of SMEs participating in regional

    production networks. The framework emphasises the importance of resource factors,

    psychological factors and external environment factors in impacting upon the barriers and

    capability of an SME, and that this determines the business strategy adopted by the SME. One

    of these involves the decision to participate in a production network. The framework provides

    the basis for the empirical analysis, hypotheses testing and profiling developed in subsequent

    chapters, aimed at highlighting the key characteristics of SMEs that participate in production

    networks and, in particular, the characteristics of those SMEs that participate in high quality

    parts of a production network.

    The chapter is structured as follows. Section 2 presents an overview of the framework

    utilised in this study, highlighting factors and relationships that will facilitate subsequent

    quantitative analysis of the key characteristics of SMEs likely to participate in a production

    network, as well as those characteristics which appear to be important in participating in a high

    quality production network. Section 3 highlights key relationships from the framework as a

    focus for subsequent analysis. Section 4 presents a summary of the major conclusions from this

    chapter.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Harvie, C. (2010). SMEs and production networks – framework. In V. Thanh, D. Narjoko & S. Oum (Eds.), ERIA RESEARCH PROJECT 2009 No. 8: Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrated East Asia (pp. 46-67). Jakarta: ERIA.

Book Title


  • ERIA RESEARCH PROJECT 2009 No. 8: Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrated East Asia

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 67