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Effectiveness of HRD for developing SMEs in South Asia

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  • Ahmed, Vaqar
  • Wahab, Mohammad Abdul
  • Mahmood, Hamid

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Today South Asia is host to a large youth bulge which is entering the labor market every year posing challenging questions for the national governments in the context of employable skills, space for entrepreneurship, innovation and economic freedom. SME sector provides an opportunity for the young to exercise their ideas and ideals. However a prerequisite for the young to be innovate is the how countries produce and retain a high end human capital. This study provides a review of national socio-economic policies in South Asian region - which answer such challenges.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30780.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30780

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Keywords: human resource development; small and medium enterprises; economic growth; competitiveness;

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