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The Path to Success: How Women-owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalization Volume 2

Case Studies from Vietnam, South Korea and Singapore

This study is the second volume of “The Path to Success: How Women-owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalization”. The second volume presents case studies on Women-owned Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (WSMEs) from Vietnam, South Korea, and Singapore. This research project is a continuation of the same study conducted in 2020 by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Woomentum, focusing on the role of digitalization in helping WSMEs navigate throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The main findings of this present study are presented and structured around four pillars: 1) Access to Financing; 2) Access to Mentoring, Networking, and Skills; 3) Business Processes and Management; 4) Crisis Management (COVID-19). Notable improvements in the second volume include: (1) WSMEs' Stakeholders Map, (2) WSMEs' Digital Maturity Index, and (3) The Policy Cycle Stages.

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Foreword by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Japan

Foreword by Woomentum


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Executive Summary

1 Digitalization of Women-owned SMEs: Challenges and Opportunities in Vietnam, South Korea, and Singapore

2 Vietnam Case Study

3 South Korea Case Study

4 Singapore Case Study



Read the report in Japanese  here.

Read the report in Korean here.

Read the report in Vietnamese here.

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Cristita Marie Perez

Cristita Marie Perez KAS

Senior Programme Manager, Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) +81 3 6426 5041


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