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SME Export Performance in Indonesia After the Crisis

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  • Jan Wengel

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  • Edgard Rodriguez

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Firms in export-oriented sectors with more exporters and more foreign investment, or firms with more access/use of credit, tend to export a higher share of their output, whether they are small or large. The latter points out that the benefits of size-neutral policies that improve the overall business and foreign investment climate and secure access to formal credit for all enterprises produce benefits for the entire economy. Small firms with higher use of machinery and higher use of domestic inputs displayed a higher likelihood to increase the share of their output exported. SMEs show rising productivity with access and use of appropriate production inputs. Decades of protective size-specific policies, such as the reservation scheme for SMEs still in place in Indonesia’s manufacturing may have distorted, more than supported, adoption of appropriate technologies among SMEs. These policies may need to be revisited and refocused on more size-neutral policies such as improved access to collateral or reduced cost of business registration and licensing. Copyright Springer 2006

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 25-37

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Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:26:y:2006:i:1:p:25-37

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Keywords: O240-development planning and policy: trade policy; O530-economywide country studies: Indonesia; O470-measurement of economic growth: aggregate productivity; O330-technological change: choices and consequences;

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