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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on micro, small, and medium enterprise (SME) development in a coherent framework to help persuade national and international policymakers of the need to take the international call for a data revolution seriously.

This edited volume provides an in-depth evaluation of the development of private sector formal and informal manufacturing SMEs in Vietnam over the past decade, combining a unique primary data source with the best panel data and analytical tools available. It generates a comprehensive understanding of the impact of business risks, credit access, institutional characteristics, and government policies, and makes available a set of materials and studies of use to academics, students, and development practitioners interested in an integrated approach to the study of growth, private sector development, and the microeconomic analysis of SME development in a fascinating developing country.

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam serves as a lense through which other countries, and the international development community at large, may wish to approach the massive task of pursuing a meaningful data revolution as an integral element of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    John Rand, Finn Tarp
  2. The Viet Nam SME data 2005-15
    Hanna Berkel, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković
  3. Part I: Credit access and management practices
    Capital allocation, credit access, and firm growth
    Christina Kinghan, Carol Newman, Conor M. O’Toole
    Working Paper
    | Capital allocation, credit access, and firm growth in Vietnam
    Research Brief
    | Economic transformation in Vietnam
  4. The interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure
    Enrico Santarelli, Hien Thu Tran
    Working Paper
    | The interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure in Vietnam
  5. How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?
    Axel Demenet, Quynh Hoang
    Working Paper
    | How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?
    Research Brief
    | How important are management practices for micro, small, and medium enterprises in Vietnam?
  6. Part II: Political connections, institutional quality and innovation
    Are politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
    John Rand
    Working Paper
    | Are politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
  7. Why do household businesses stay informal?
    Thi Bich Tran, Hai Anh La
    Working Paper
    | Why do household businesses in Vietnam stay informal?
  8. Slack resources and innovation in Vietnamese SMEs: A behavioural, stewardship, and institutional perspective
    Tam Thanh Nguyen, Trinh Duc Chieu
    Working Paper
    | Slack resources and innovation in Vietnamese SMEs
  9. Part III: Certification, working conditions and union membership
    Certification and business risk
    Neda Trifković
    Working Paper
    | Certification and business risk
  10. Pecuniary returns to working conditions
    Christophe J. Nordman, Smriti Sharma
    Working Paper
    | Pecuniary returns to working conditions in Vietnam
    Research Brief
    | Are employees in Vietnamese SMEs compensated for working in unfavourable conditions?
  11. Does union membership pay off?: Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs
    Nina Torm
    Working Paper
    | Does union membership pay off?
  12. Conclusion
    John Rand, Finn Tarp
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