- SME Promotion Policies in the Middle East and their Implications for Korea–Middle East Cooperation
The aim of this research is to suggest policy proposals to enhance bilateral cooperation for SMEs (small and medium sized enter-prises) between Korea and the Middle East. Towards this goal, Chapter 2 examines the significance of SMEs in the Middle Eastern economy and their characteristics with comparison of business environment by country in the region. Chapter 3 explains SME promotion policies conducted in the region on the basis of case studies of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Tunisia. Chapter 4 analyzes major difficulties that Korean SMEs have in the region using the results of a survey conducted in 2018. Chapter 5 draws some policy proposals for SME cooperation between Korea and the Middle East based on case studies and survey results.