Conversations with Lao people also reveal a sentiment that Laos, a Least Developed Country of about 7 million people, still needs a good amount of effort to catch up with the other countries in ASEAN. Anongkone Phimmasone, whose work with a high-profile Japanese construction company called Satokogyo has seen him being sent to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, has a regional mindset not commonly found in Vientiane.
Sample Distribution by Industries and Country [End Page 2] this relatively small sample size, it made sense to focus on a few key industries. The main criteria for the choice of these industries was that they be important for the country see Table 1. A second methodological problem relates to the lack of a single definition of SMEs amongst Southeast Asian countries.
To overcome this problem, a single definition based on OECD discussion notes was used to guide the sampling of firms by firm size. The guide for sample size distribution given to country researchers was as follows: The questionnaire was designed to generate data that could be used to econometrically test the determinants of participation in regional integration.
From the onset of the project, the project coordinators made no effort to impose standardized econometric specifications.
This encouraged the country paper writers to experiment with a variety of specifications which include determinants of: What are the general findings of the country papers? If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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