PROPOSAL: SME CLUSTER. Noor Hazlina Ahmad, PhD School of Management Email: [email protected] Date: 7 th May 2009. Contents. Definitions of SMEs Unique Features of SMEs Importance of SMEs Some Facts and Figures Current SME Projects @ SOM & GSB
Definitions of SMEs
Unique Features of SMEs
Importance of SMEs
Some Facts and Figures
Current SME Projects @ SOM & GSB
Transdisciplinary Agenda: Avenue for future SME-related research
Towards SME Sustainability
Triple Bottom Line Agenda of SMEs
Some Neglected Issues
Potential SME Research
have an owner/manager with few generic business skills or a particular technical expertise
SMEs play a vital complementary role in relation to larger firms--as suppliers and distributors.
A total of 99.2% (552,849 companies in operation) of all manufacturing and service businesses are SMEs and the majority of SMEs (86.6%) are in the services sector.
(Ref: SMIDEC 2009)
Based on Census on Establishments and Enterprise 2005, out of 99.2% of SMEs, the services sector comprise 474,706 (86.6 per cent), followed by 39,376 (7.2 per cent) in the manufacturing sector and 34,225 (6.2%) in the agriculture sector.
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A concept that acknowledges the importance of economic, social, and environmental agenda (Colbert & Kurucz, 2008).
SOM/GSB-study on the behavioral aspects, perceptions, as well as the practices of SMEs in regards to the 3 bottom lines…
Transdisciplinary research to generate successful and sustainable SMEs