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Research to focus on enterprise performance, innovation in Asia

28/01/2013, Makati City, Philippines, Asia

The Asian Institute of Management Policy Center, in partnership with IDRC, is implementing the Enterprise Performance in Asia project. The project aims to support and promote evidence-based research on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in middle-income Asian countries. Grants will be awarded for research on firm-growth obstacles, innovation, and vulnerability to crises. These research grants will also cover cross-cutting issues such as the growth constraints of female-led enterprises and the persistence of the informal economy. The project will support policy dialogue between the private sector and policymakers through workshops and an international conference on enterprise development to be held in 2013.

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines will host the first workshop on January 28-29, 2013 in Makati City. The first day will showcase a series of lectures from experts on enterprise research, and the book launch for Manufacturing Enterprises in Asia: Size structure and economic growth. The book, published by Routledge, highlights results of IDRC-supported research on how the size of enterprises matters for employment. Day one of the event will be held at the Meralco Caseroom, AIM, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm, and is open to the public. Seats are limited. 
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