Asialink Business (2011) conducted a research to investigate the development of an Asian capable workforce and found several barriers that many Australian businesses are facing. Yet breaking down these barriers are critical per the findings in Harvie (2015), Amir et al (2016), (Pauluzzo and Shen 2018) and Dessler (2006).
Limited Asia experience at the board level in large Australian corporations.
Skepticism in the investment community about corporate Australia’s ability to deliver Asia-focused strategies, especially when there is a lack of Asian knowledge.
Scale constraints to developing Asia capabilities and to investing in Asian networks, particularly for SMEs.