A resource market approach to micro and small enterprise development

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Developing countries
dc.creator Saint-Cyr, Anika
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:21Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.other HD2346.5 S25 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22052
dc.description v, 104 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 95-104).
dc.description.abstract This thesis argues for a Resource-Market approach to Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Development. The argument is based on the finding that the basis for competition between firms has shifted to the resource-market level. Resource-markets are markets of inputs, functions, activities or components which, when integrated, form a production process. The shift in the basis of competition has resulted from the emergence of increasingly decentralized and integrated structures of industrial organization which call for the participation of many firms, each being specialized at various stages (or resource markets) of the production process. A five-step framework for resource-market level strategy formulation is provided in this thesis. This framework allows MSEs, when grouped, to get better terms of trade within the context of their integration into such decentralized and integrated production networks. The thesis compares this approach with the 'Missing-input', the Flexible Specialization, and Sub-Sector approaches, indicating the advantages of the former over the latter.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD2346.5
dc.subject.lcsh Informal sector (Economics) -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Small business -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Marketing, Vertical -- Developing countries
dc.title A resource market approach to micro and small enterprise development
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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