SME Competitiveness: The Power of Networking and Subcontracting

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Jan 1997
While there has been some progress on other aspects of SME policy (especially credit provision), it is generally recognized that "linkage-inducing" policy, is for the most part and in most places, a new and experimental area, with considerable potential. The purpose of this document is to identify best practices) to increase the contribution of inter-firm cooperation to the efficiency of industrial sectors, and to identify how IDB programs and projects may facilitate such cooperation.