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1.1 Why a scientist is authoring this paper
1.2 Pro-people development and inadequacy of orthodox Economics
1.3 Proposing a “Scouting Ant Model” for development
1.4 How the colonial past created an anti-industry mindset
2.1 Light Engineering manufacturing enterprises will be defined as follows:
2.2 Electronic manufacturing enterprises will be defined as follows
3 Characteristics and Importance of the sectors
4.1 Historical perspective
4.2 Supportive policies in the eighties through BSCIC
5.1 Light Engineering - Category and products
5.2 Light Engineering - Case Studies
5.3 Inferences from the case studies – Light Engineering sector
5.4 What Government support can do, a story from neighbouring India
5.5.1 Categories and Characteristics
5.5.2 Products developed locally from scratch (100% locally developed)
5.6.1 Micro Industries Ltd
5.6.2 Dr. Rabbani’s techno-preneurial challenge
5.7 Inferences from the case studies - Electronics
6.1 A baby with potentials
6.2 Light Engineering
6.3.1 number of units and volume of sale
6.3.2 Why this decline?
6.4 Electronics - Domestic Market Prospects
7.1.2 Secondary stage: Technology not a problem in Electronics
7.1.3 Secondary Stage: Light Engineering has some technology problem
7.2 Secondary Stage: Fund is necessary but not a serious problem
7.3 Worker training not problem if techno-preneur is capable
7.4 Why do policymakers see technology and fund as problems
7.5 Exploitation of cheap labour – not desirable for long term development
7.6 Export thrust - wrong priority
7.7 No growth possible with fully imported technology
7.8 University-industry collaboration: not possible with imported technology
7.9 Loans to fresh entrants: does not result in success
7.10 Subsidies – wrong prescription, do not go to the right person
8.1 Why Small industries grow and decay in Bangladesh
8.2.1 Inverse Government tax and tariff policies
8.2.3 Non availability of high quality raw materials
8.2.4 No priority claim in utility services
8.2.5 Harassment in the name of Labour laws
8.2.6 Harassment by law enforcing agencies while delivering goods
8.2.7 Marketing controlled by dealers
8.3.1 Low tax in neighbouring countries
8.3.2 Dumping and unethical trade
8.3.3 Low quality of imported products
8.4.1 Absolute authority- leads to corruption
8.4.2 No Research Cell – policies made on an adhoc basis
8.4.3 Not enough expertise
8.4.4 Ant-Industry character
8.4.5 Personal gains linked to this anti-industry character
8.4.6 Silent changes in the tax policies through SRO
9.1 SME related activities, National SME Taskforce
9.2 Some approved recommendations of the Taskforce
9.3 Rationale behind the highlighted recommendations above
9.4 The unapproved Taskforce recommendations
9.5 Importance of the unapproved recommendations
9.6 Harassment by officials, further justification for VAT & Tax waiver
9.7 Possible role of vested interests in the non-approval
9.8 Attempts to modify approved SME policies
10.1 Indian experience
10.2 Thai experience with tax and loan
11.1.1 Nurturing the ‘baby plant’
11.1.2 Nurture technology innovation for enterprise
11.1.3 Deregulation of the smallest enterprises
11.2 Make small enterprises profitable through tax rationalization with imports
11.3 No finished goods to be imported at zero duty and VAT
11.4 Defining Micro and Mini Enterprise (MME) in the manufacturing sector
11.5 Incentives & Deregulations, and protection from abuse
11.6 Relaxation of tax registration, etc., for membership in Associations
11.7 R&D support through tax relief
11.8. VAT collection at retail point
11.9 Loans without collateral
11.10 Selection of the right entrepreneur through Scouting Ant Model
11.11 Setting up local R&D, QC and business support facilities
11.12 Procurement of quality raw materials
11.13 Co-operative Marketing, exhibitions
11.14 Training of human resource, short term, long term
11.15 Quality Control for local and imported products, and anti-dumping
11.16 Go slow in international trade contracts (BIMSTEC, SAFTA, WTO)
11.17 Priority in utility services (Electricity, gas, etc.)
11.18 Government Procurement, relaxing for registration
11.19 Reconstitution of NBR, dispersal of authority
11.20 S&T and Industry Ministry to provide Venture capital
11.22 Frequent changes in top Government positions should be stopped
11.23 Others covered by SME Taskforce recommendations
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