Last updated May 22nd 2012
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APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation|
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was formed in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies. Today, APEC includes all the major economies of the region and the most dynamic, fastest growing economies in the world. An essential, very rich and excellent site. The section on the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group is particularly interesting. Do not miss the SMEWG's Strategic Plan 2009-2012 (which makes a distinction between Small and Medium Enterprises SME and Micro Enterprises ME). Do not miss either their member economies page and the APEC-related websites.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
The Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (ASVL) was established in March 1994 by the Australian National University. The ASVL provides an authoritative, continuously updated hypertext guide and access tool to scholarly information resources on the Internet. It deals with the Asian continent as a whole, as well as individual Asian regions, countries, and territories. Excellent and essential but a bit overwhelming in scope.
APEC SME Crisis Management Center
SMEs are normally unable to identify crises and risks at the global level and it is usually too late when they perceive and recognize a crisis. "APEC SME Crisis Management Center" has therefore been created to assist SMEs in identifying crisis in an earliest manner, overcoming the impacts of global economic challenges, and offering suggestions for response measures. The site enables access to the monthly issues of the APEC SME Economic Crisis Monitor. Excellent site. Do not ever miss (it should be mandatory reading) the excellent report on Principles and Checklist of Financial Crisis Management.
The Asia Society is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. The site is divided in six main sections : Arts, Education, Policy, Business, Countries, Lifestyle. Excellent site which contains extremely interesting articles. Do not miss the publications subsection within the Policy section.
Asian Institute of Management
The Asian Institute of Management is now considered the Harvard of Asia, because of its use of the case method teaching and research. Its mission is to train competent socially responsible managers for Asia and to equip them with the unique tools required to be capable developers and managers of Asian economies and societies. Excellent site which has much improved lately with regards to the availability of working papers / publications which can be downloaded. Do not miss the Anti-Corruption Manual for SMEs
The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was created to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development while promoting regional cooperation. Excellent site, essential for understanding the dynamics / relationships of South-East Asian Nations. Do not miss the section on publications and more particularly the «ASEAN Economic Community Handbook for Business» and the «Regional and Country Reports of the ASEAN Assesment on the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis».
APEC SME Innovation Center
The APEC SME Innovation Center has two major goals: one is to help APEC member economies exchange information on SME innovation and the other is to establish cooperative networks among APEC members for SME innovation.
Age of Asia: Resources for Research
Set up by Duke University in the US, this research guide provides links to country descriptions, news sources, electronic databases, etc. Although designed for the users of the Fuqua library it is very useful. Do not under any circumstances miss the section on "Asian sources by topics".
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, the environment, and regional cooperation. The section on reports and publications is extremely rich with all documents in pdf format. Very good site.
Asia News Network
The Asia News Network (ANN) is a network of national daily newspapers published in Asian cities, organized to provide avenues for cooperation and to optimize coverage of major news events in the region. Very good site providing a mixture of political and business views. Do not miss the section on «Views» which contains editorials from different asian countries.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation bringing together the 27 European Union Member States and the European Commission with 19 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat. The ASEM summits discussions include an economic pillar focusing on globalization and sustainable development. Of particular interest is the Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF) which is an annual meeting where the private and public sectors meet to exchange views, network and debate issues in specific working groups. Unfortunately the website structure does not make it particularly easy to locate any potentially interesting information as there is no heading for economic / business related issues.
Asian Sources On-line
Entitled "The Web's most comprehensive database of Asian products and suppliers for volume buyers" this site enables you to generate lists of suppliers, of individual products from a specific country, to identify trade reports (not free), etc. An interesting site which also includes links to trade shows.
An on-line business directory where people can advertise for free their businesses, products or services. Very well organized and well presented.
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