Small and medium manufacturing enterprises and Asia's sustainable economic development

Nelson Oly Ndubisi, Xin (Amy) Zhai, Kee hung Lai

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In this piece, we consider the role of small and medium manufacturing enterprises in Asia's sustainable development. Asia has undeniably made huge leaps in its economic growth in the past three decades, however, this growth is not without a cost, especially to societal and environmental wellbeing. More recently, there are signs of increasing realization of this problem and some initiatives to ameliorate it. Yet, the literature has not captured some of these developments and initiatives. This article systematically introduces and summarizes the recent scholarly discussions in IJPE on SED and the role of small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMMEs) in Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107971
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Asia
  • Small and medium manufacturing enterprises
  • SMMEs
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable economic development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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