A Comparative Study on Development of MSMEs and Policies in Indonesia and Malaysia

Nurulhasanah Abdul Rahman
Management Section, School of Distance Education
Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Zulnaidi Yaacob
Management Section, School of Distance Education
Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Ida Busneti
Center for Industry, SME and Business Competition Studies
University of Trisakti, Indonesia
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Tulus Tambunan
Center for Industry, SME and Business Competition Studies
University of Trisakti, Indonesia
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Abstract

Based on secondary data and existing literature, this paper discusses current development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their main constraints in two key member states of ASEAN, Malaysia and Indonesia. The selection of these two countries is based on two main considerations. First, Malaysia and Indonesia (together with Singapore and Thailand) have been the key engines of economic growth in ASEAN. Second, given their huge number, MSMEs in these two states are expected to play a key role in the development of ASEAN MSMEs as well as in contributing to economic growth of the region. The paper also discusses MSMEs development policies in these two countries.

Key words: MSMEs, MSEs, Malaysia, Indonesia, ASEAN,
JEL codes: O1, O2, P5


 

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