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John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. The average firm-specific mark-up using a trans-log revenue production function specification is estimated to be 1,445, with...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Panel Evidence from Vietnam
Amadou Boly - The Journal of Development Studies, 2017

This paper analyses the consequences of formalisation on the performance of informal firms, using a panel dataset from Vietnam. We find that switching firms (before switching) have higher profit and value added compared to non-switching firms; suggesting heterogeneity. Becoming formal leads to...

– First steps
Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This year UNU-WIDER is launching several video series to highlight the wide span of policy-relevant work undertaken by the Institute and its worldwide network. Mini-documentaries and interviews with experts in key contexts, like South Africa and now Viet Nam, have shed light on how research can...

Blog
Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi, the new beginning, in the 1980s. Poverty levels are significantly down...

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– Unravelling sand from grease
Axel Demenet, Hoang-Anh Ho, Sarah Morcillo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Using industry-location averages to instrument for firm-level bribe payments in...

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Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Viet Nam has seen major economic shifts which started in the 1980s and continue today. Many strides have been made as the country goes through structural transformation, not least a significant reduction in poverty. Tracking progress, however, relies on the continued availability of high-quality...

– The case of Viet Nam
Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The quality and availability of data has become an international priority highlighted by the call for a data revolution in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Researchers and policy makers have responded to this call in the Vietnamese context through the Viet Nam Access to Resources...

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Phan Kim Dung - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Very little is known about the extent to which wage and employment offsetting behaviours change by firm size to mitigate the detrimental effects of minimum wage regulation. Do micro establishments react more aggressively to minimum wage shocks compared to small and medium establishments? To...

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– Evidence from manufacturing SMEs in Viet Nam
Thanh Tam Nguyen-Huu, Minh Nguyen-Khac, Quoc Tran-Nam - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This is a pioneer study investigating the relationship between environmental compliance and TFP convergence for SMEs. It examines the impacts of environmental compliance, and its combination with innovation, on TFP convergence of manufacturing SMEs. We applied the dynamic panel regression method...

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Christine Ngoc Ngo, Miao Chi - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the differentials of productive values in Vietnamese micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how market constraints have hindered their performance. Quantitative analyses suggest substantial differences in value addition among manufacturing MSMEs, and the crucial...

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– Growing and strengthening Viet Nam’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises
Catherine Y. Co, Thu Kim Nguyen, Tung Nhu Nguyen, Que Nguyet Tran - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. First, we find that among subcontractors, subcontracting is a supplementary rather than...

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Emma Howard - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses panel data to assess the relative importance of social networks and geographic proximity to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Viet Nam. The results suggest that a larger social network, and hiring employees mainly through social networks, are both correlated with higher...

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– The role of management standards and innovation
Elisa Calza, Micheline Goedhuys, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Using a rich panel dataset of 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 standards certification. We develop and test the hypothesis that, controlling for technological...

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– The case of Viet Nam
Tho Pham, Oleksandr Talavera - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the relationship between gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam. Our dataset is from the 2011, 2013, and 2015 waves of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey in Viet Nam. Using...

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– A Rising Dragon on the Move
Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2017 - United Kingdom

Giới thiệu Việt Nam là một nước đông dân ở khu vực Đông Nam Á với lịch sử lâu đời và đặc trưng về kinh tế, chính trị và xã hội.2 Sau khi kết thúc chiến tranh với Hoa Kỳ năm 1975, Việt Nam đã có những tham...

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