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Subnational home market bias in Vietnam: Evidence from enterprise‐level data

This paper contributes to the home (market) bias literature where administrative or political borders limit trade across borders. Home bias is well documented at the national and subnational level...

Viet Nam Exporting Subcontracting
Journal Article
Does Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?

Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global South

Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Journal Article
Drivers of productivity in Vietnamese SMEs: the role of management standards and innovation

Using a rich panel dataset of small and medium scale manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) active in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management st...

Management standards ISO certification Technological innovations
Journal Article
The exporting and subcontracting decisions of Viet Nam's small- and medium-sized enterprises

The exporting and subcontracting decisions of a panel of Vietnamese private small- and medium-sized enterprises is investigated...

Viet Nam Exporting Subcontracting
Report
SOUTHMOD Country Report Viet Nam - VNMOD v1.0

View the latest VNMOD country report here . This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam...

Taxes Benefits Microsimulation
Working Paper
Economic and non-economic returns to Communist Party membership in Vietnam

Single-party political systems exist in a number of countries, such as China and Vietnam. In these countries, party membership is potentially an important source of economic and social status...

Communist Income Credit
Working Paper
Does managerial personality matter?: Evidence from firms in Vietnam

Using novel data from micro, small, and medium firms in Vietnam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers—risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness—and firm-level decisions...

Entrepreneurship SMEs Firm performance
Working Paper
Are politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?

Utilizing a panel of over 2,000 Vietnamese SMEs over a 10-year period, we analyse the importance of being politically connected on both access and cost-of-credit obtained from formal financial institutions...

Credit constraints Political connections Viet Nam
Working Paper
Comparing estimated and self-reported mark-ups for formal and informal firms in an emerging market context

Using a 10-year panel survey covering Vietnamese manufacturing firms, we consistently obtain firm-specific mark-up estimates and relate these to firm-level formality...

Firm productivity Formality Viet Nam
Working Paper
Firm-level corruption: Unravelling sand from grease

This paper adds to the recent literature on firm-level corruption by relying on rich data including detailed information on the purpose and amounts of bribe payments among Vietnamese micro, small, and medium firms...

Corruption Firm performance Small and medium enterprises
Working Paper
The missing middle: Growing and strengthening Vietnam’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises

We study the exporting and subcontracting decisions, mark-ups, market concentration, and growth of a panel of Vietnamese private micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. Our main findings are as follows...

Viet Nam Exporting Subcontracting
Working Paper
Social networks, geographic proximity, and firm performance in Vietnam

This paper uses panel data to assess the relative importance of social networks and geographic proximity to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Vietnam...

Social networks Manufacturing firms Viet Nam
Working Paper
Drivers of productivity in Vietnamese SMEs: The role of management standards and innovation

Using a rich panel dataset of SMEs active in the manufacturing sector in Vietnam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management standards certification...

Management standards ISO certification Technological innovations
Journal Article
Exporting and Productivity: Learning from Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Learning by exporting Self-selection Productivity
Working Paper
Group-based inequalities: The case of Vietnam

This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Vietnam over the past 20 years...

Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Working Paper
Gender matters: Private sector training in Vietnamese SMEs

In many developing countries the skill base is a cause of concern with respect to international competition. Firm-provided training is generally seen as an important tool for bridging the skills gap between labour force and private sector demand...

Training Wages SMEs
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