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Workshop
Micro, small, and medium enterprises in Viet Nam

This workshop organized by UNU-WIDER brings together early-career researchers to present first drafts of their papers on the 2015 wave of the micro, small, and medium enterprises survey.

8 November 2016
Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), 68 Phan Dinh Phung, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Past event
Working Paper
Taxation, infrastructure, and firm performance in developing countries

This paper investigates the relationship between taxation and firm performance in developing countries...

Business enterprises Economic growth Infrastructure (Economics)
Working Paper
Corporate social responsibility in a competitive business environment

Using a specially designed survey instrument in combination with a representative sample of Vietnamese enterprises, we explore firm-level efficiency effects of corporate social responsibility...

Business enterprises Corporate culture Manufacturing
Working Paper
State-business relations as drivers of economic performance

Effective state-business relations (SBRs) have been lacking in industrial policy thinking despite the strong theoretical case for SBRs...

Business enterprises Economic growth Industrial policy
Database
Viet Nam SME database

The Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises data track over 2500 enterprises from nine provinces over time.

Economic surveys Small business Business enterprises
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working Paper
The Political Economy of Industrial Development in Vietnam: Impact of State-Business Relationship on Industrial Performance, 1986-2012

Vietnam’s industrial development since doi moi is a success, but only a partial one. This paper provides a political economy account of Vietnam’s industrial growth since 1986...

Business enterprises Corporation law Economic growth
Working Paper
The Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in Tanzania: Challenges and the Way Forward

Tanzania’s industrial sector has evolved through various stages since independence in 1961, from nascent and undiversified to state-led import substitution industrialization, and subsequently to de-industrialization under the structural adjustm...

Business enterprises Economic development International trade
Working Paper
Exporting and Productivity: The Role of Ownership and Innovation in the Case of Vietnam

In this paper, we investigate the relationship between exporting and productivity in the case of Vietnam using an extensive firm level panel dataset for the period 2005-11...

Business enterprises Commerce Organizational behavior
Working Paper
How Many Manufacturing Firms are there in Mozambique?

This paper addresses the issue of poor data on Mozambican manufacturing firms. A new dataset (the merged manufacturing database) is merged from provincial industrial databases from each of Mozambique’s 11 provinces...

Business enterprises Economic development Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
Learning by Exporting: The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing

In this paper, we aim to analyse the learning by exporting hypothesis in the Mozambican context...

Business enterprises Economic development Microeconomics
Research Brief
Job Creation and Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Business enterprises Economic assistance and foreign aid Industrial policy
Working Paper
Is Small Beautiful? Small Enterprise, Aid and Employment in Africa

Aid providers frequently link supporting small firms to job creation. Small firms create about half of new jobs in Africa, but they also have higher failure rates. Ignoring firm exit exaggerates net employment growth...

Business enterprises Economic assistance and foreign aid Industrial policy
Journal Article
Benefits of Formalization: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing SMEs

Based on unique panel data consisting of both formal and informal firms, this paper uses a matched double difference approach to examine the relationship between legal status and firm level outcomes in micro, small and medium manufacturing enterprise...

Business enterprises Entrepreneurship Informal sector (Economics)
Policy Brief
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

How does innovation impact on development? How, and under what conditions, do entrepreneurs in developing countries innovate? And what can be done to support innovation by entrepreneurs in developing countries?...

Business enterprises Economic development Entrepreneurship
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