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Rising concentration in Asia-Latin American value chains: Can small firms turn the tide?



Foreword .-- Introduction .-- Chapter I. Trade and investment between Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean / Andrew Berry, Keiji Inoue .-- Chapter II. The role of small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin American exports to Asia / Antonio Martner, Nanno Mulder, Roberto Urmeneta .-- Chapter III. Asian investors and their small and medium-sized suppliers in Chile / Hyuk Ju Kwon .-- Chapter IV. Backward linkages of Korean multinationals to local small and medium-sized enterprises in the automobile and textile sectors in Brazil and Guatemala / Jae Sung Kwak .-- Chapter V. Trans-Latin value chains in Asia: the role of small and medium-sized enterprises / Andrés López, Daniela Ramos .-- Chapter VI. The role of small and medium-sized enterprises in Korean high-tech export clusters: the case of electronics and pharmaceuticals / Si un Yi .-- Chapter VII. Supplier development programmes in the automotive industry in Asia / Kriengkrai Techakanont .-- Chapter VIII. Promoting business linkages between large and small firms: the experience of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development / Andrew Berry, Fulvia Farinelli .-- Chaptwer IX. Supplier development programmes in Costa Rica and El Salvador / Emmanuel Hess.

Dynamic Asia has overtaken the European Union as Latin America and the Caribbean’s second largest export market, after the United States. However, the region’s exports to Asia remain concentrated in few commodities involving a small number of large firms. This book explores the present and future scope for the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in biregional trade and value chains and the measures that can be taken to make those chains more inclusive and sustainable. SMEs have a low direct presence in the region’s export flows and their participation in the supplier networks of multinational companies is weak. This volume reviews several supplier development programmes (SDPs) adopted in various countries in Asia and Latin America to increase SME linkages with multinational firms. These programmes, many of which are public-private initiatives, aim to boost SME productivity and enhance their participation in value chains.

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