Workshop on Trade, Global Value Chains, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Event | 6 - 7 February 2020
ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Time of event

Day 1: 09:00–17:20
Day 2: 09:00–12:10

Background

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are boosting their production and sales by taking advantage of trade and supply chain opportunities provided by the globalized economic environment. For example, some SMEs are increasingly exporting to foreign markets while others are tapping into global value chains (GVCs) developed by large international companies.

Through these activities, SMEs are obtaining technology and management know-how, sales and procurement network access, and enhanced growth capacity. However, relatively few SMEs are fully capitalizing given obstacles including financial, technical, and human-resource constraints.

This research workshop will investigate how SMEs are responding to the globalized economic environment and its importance to developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. The focus will be on paper findings that assess SMEs' export and GVC participation, barriers, and how firms can overcome them. This includes drawing upon papers’ detailed, statistical research and/or case studies using firm-level/plant-level data for a selected country/economy.

Objectives
  • Explore the results of research papers on trade, GVCs, and SMEs
  • Examine SME export and GVC participation, barriers, supporting institutions, and economic impacts
Participants
  • Government officials and researchers think tanks, universities, and international institutions
Output
  • Identification of ways to strengthen SME export and GVC participation
  • Articles to be considered for publication as ADBI working papers and in an edited book
How to register

Register here.

Observers from overseas are welcome on a self-financing basis.

To ensure the health and safety of event participants as the new coronavirus situation develops, registrants will be required to complete health clearance procedures and, depending on the result, may be refused entry to the event venue. The health clearance procedures are subject to change. Related questions may be directed to the event contact(s) above.

Venue

Click here for ADBI’s address and directions.

Conference Presentations

The Determinants of Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs): A Cross-Country, Firm-Level Analysis
Shujiro Urata, ADBI and Waseda University
Youngmin Baek, Waseda University

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Comments on The Determinants of Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs): A Cross-Country, Firm-Level Analysis
Shandre Thangavelu, University of Adelaide

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Firm Size and Participation in the International Economy: Evidence from Bangladesh
Ben Shepherd, Principal Developing Trade Consultants

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Comments on Firm Size and Participation in the International Economy: Evidence from Bangladesh
Ayako Obashi, Aoyama Gakuin University

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Trade, Global Value Chains and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Thailand: A Firm-Level Panel Analysis
Upalat Korwatanasakul, ASEAN-Japan Centre and Sasiwimon
Warunsiri Paweenawat, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

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Comments on Trade, Global Value Chains and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Thailand: A Firm-Level Panel Analysis
Doan Thi Thanh Ha, ERIA

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Small vs Medium vs Large Firms in Nepal: Internationalization and Participation in Global Value Chains
Paras Kharel, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)

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Comments on Small vs Medium vs Large Firms in Nepal: Internationalization and Participation in Global Value Chains
Ayako Obashi, Aoyama Gakuin University

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Determinants of SME Upgrading from Local to International Market: Evidence from Kyrgyz Republic
Kamalbek Karymshakov, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

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Comments on Determinants of SME Upgrading from Local to International Market: Evidence from Kyrgyz Republic
Cassey Lee, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

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Comments on Connecting Cambodia’s SMEs to ASEAN Regional Value Chains: ‘Bridging Gap’ and ‘Missing Link’
Sothea Oum, UNDP Cambodia

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Comments on Global Value Chains and Firms’ Innovation: Evidence from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Viet Nam
Doan Thi Thanh Ha, ERIA

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Comments on Financial Constraints and Global Value Chain Participation: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing
Cassey Lee, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

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Leveraging the Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises in Global Value Chains of Automotive Industry: Insights from Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Falenda Kumar Sudan, University of Jammu

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Entry, Survival and Exit of Firms in Global Value Chains: The Case of Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers from the Philippines
Adrian R. Mendoza, University of the Philippines

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Comments on Entry, Survival and Exit of Firms in Global Value Chains: The Case of Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers from the Philippines
Sothea Oum, UNDP Cambodia

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Impact of Global Value Chains on Small and Medium Enterprises Development in Sri Lanka: Evidence from Uva and Central Provinces of Sri Lanka
N.P. Ravindra Deyshappriya, Uva Wellassa University

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The Impact of Involvement in Global Value Chain to Coffee Farmer in Indonesia
Amzul Rifin, Bogor Agricultural University

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