Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Taipei, China’s Industrial Structure and Firm Activity

30 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2011

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Jack W Hou

California State University, Long Beach

Date Written: November 22, 2011

Abstract

Given the dominance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Taipei, China (97.6% of business establishments, and 77.1% of employment), it is of vital importance to develop ways to aid SMEs in surviving the current global economic crisis. Indeed, the government can utilize this crisis to reform and strengthen SMEs so they can continue to be the backbone of Taipei, China’s economy. This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of SMEs in Taipei, China. Policy recommendations are presented to address the weaknesses of SMEs, including short-run and long-run approaches.

Keywords: SME, global economic crisis, industrial organization

JEL Classification: G01, G10, F14, O53

Suggested Citation

Hou, Jack W, Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Taipei, China’s Industrial Structure and Firm Activity (November 22, 2011). ADBI Working Paper No. 323. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1963073 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1963073

Jack W Hou (Contact Author)

California State University, Long Beach ( email )

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90064
United States

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