Firm-Level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam :

Evidence From a Survey in 2010

This report is based on a survey module incorporated into the 2009 Vietnam Enterprise Survey conducted by the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam in 2010.1. The survey module was specifically designed by the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) of the University of Copenhagen (UoC) and the Central Institute for Economic Management(CIEM) of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) of Vietnam, to collect detailed data on issues surrounding competitiveness and technology use/adoption/adaptation at Vietnamese manufacturing firms.

Approximately 8,000 non-state manufacturing enterprises in all 63 provinces of Vietnam participated in the survey module, and sampling was designed such that the data is nationally representative. The survey module focuses on building on the substantial enterprise database already being collected by the GSO (since the year 2000), with a specific focus on collecting data and gaining an understanding of competitiveness and technology issues facing Vietnamese enterprises. The survey module and report are a collaborative research effort with the explicit objective of being complementary to the on-going Vietnam Enterprise Survey.