Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Meredith, GG & Miller, P 2009, 'Asian SME business doctoral research outcomes', Proceedings of 2009 International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Seoul, Korea, 22-24 June, International Council for Small Business, Seoul, Korea.


The paper documents Doctoral research undertaken by graduates of the Graduate College of Management of Southern Cross University in Australia, as they proceeded to research programs to meet the requirements of the Doctor of Business Administration or Doctor of Philosophy Awards. Up to the end of 2008, more than 250 candidates have graduated in fields of management and a relatively high proportion of these graduates either focused completely on some aspect of small enterprise management or used small enterprises in Asia in their fields studies towards the research degree. A small enterprise is defined as one owned and controlled by a few entrepreneurs often members of the same family. Small enterprises tend to have a relatively small share of the market but collectively are most significant in their contribution to national growth and development.