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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.
This site contains a list of key references on Japan. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
This book includes the papers presented at the workshop with report of some successful cases of regional employment development in each country, which was added to the papers based on the discussions at the workshop...
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Background report on the Review of Japan's national tourism Policy.
Japan’s SME policies have reached a turning point and have changed into a more pro-competitive policy to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in SMEs. This paper evaluates this policy and new innovation promotion schemes through an examination of plant-level micro data.