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Discusses the idea and practice of small enterprise development in Africa in a changing policy environment. Covers topics such as the impact of adjustment on small enterprise; financial policy reforms and assistance and how to sustain government and NGO assistance.
Part 1 Favorable policies and programs: centralizaed versus decentralized policy toward small and medium enterprises, John Marcum; technological policy for small and medium enterprises - the Canadian experience, Paul Dufour; technology policy for small and medium enterprises in The Netherlands, Walter Zegveld; technological transformation of small and medium enterprises in China, Guan Ze-wen, et al; technology promotion programs for small enterprises - the Philippine experience, Quintin G. Tan. Part 2 Building technological capabilities: innovations and small producers in developing countries, A.S. Bhalla; building indigenous technological capability through foreign assistance to small/medium enterprises, J.M. Hekland; a new approach to innovation in traditional industries - the Italian experience, Danielle Mazzonis and Mario Pianta; building technological capability of Finnish small industry through risk-financing, Veikko O. Vuorikari; technological transformation of small enterprises in Zhejiang province, China, Wu Tianzu; technological characteristics and change in small industrial enterprises in Guangdong province, China, Guan Ze-wen, et al; management and technological capabilities of Malaysian small and medium enterprises - constraints and potential, Ahmad Zahdi Bin Jamil and Rahimah Bt. Md. Said; development of design and manufacturing capabilities in a small Nigerian company, Sam Chukwujekwu. Part 3 Institutions and infrastructure: nurturing microenterprises and technological innovation through business incubation process, Rustam Lalkaka and Hu Ping; institutions for promoting technological modernization of Indian small enterprises, C.V.S. Ratnam;p technical and managerial extension services for Korean small and medium enterprises, Kyung Tae Lee; co-operation between research and educational institutions and small enterprises in China, Cai Liyi; infrastructural requirements of information technology and small and medium enterprises, Karl Ganzhorn.