SME Participation in the Digital Economy: Thailand and Vietnam


About the Webinar

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for more than 90% of total enterprises in Southeast Asia. About 70% of total employment in the region is provided by SMEs. In cognizance of the importance of SMEs, governments in the region implemented policies to enhance the participation of SMEs in the digital economy. This webinar will explore the state of SMEs’ participation in the digital economy in two countries, namely, Thailand and Vietnam. It will examine some of the on-going challenges facing SMEs in adopting digital technologies in these two countries. This webinar will also provide policy assessments and recommendations for the digital transformation of SMEs.

About the Speakers

Dr Juthathip Jongwanich is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University in Thailand. She holds a PhD (High Distinction) in Economics from the Australian National University. Her research interests lie in the areas of international economics, international macroeconomics, capital mobility, multinational enterprises, and international production networks.

Dr Nguyen Dinh Chuc is the Chief of Staff of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). His previous appointments include Director General of the Institute of Regional Sustainable Development, VASS and Deputy Director of Investment Policies Department at the Central Institute for Economics Management (CIEM).


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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If you have questions for the speakers, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.


May 03 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 am

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