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1997 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan

- Promoting the Essential Functions of Small and Medium Business -

April 1997

Small and Medium Enterprise Agency


* Outline of 1997 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises

* Main Points Presented in 1997 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises

  1. target

    Key Issue (1):"Preparing for Change"
    Key Issue (2): "Top Quality Management Resources"
    Key Issue (3): "Strategic Alliances"

  2. Outline

    1.Trends
    2.Background
    3.Structural Change
    4.Small and Medium Business Key to Japanese Industrial Growth
    5.Emphasis(Management Reform)
    6.Environmental Improvements