[STBI-27-04-2017] Why Vietnam insists not growing up like its neighbors?

Presenter: Ph.D Bach D. Nguyen (Aston University, UK)

Time: 11:00 am on Thursday 27th April 2017

Venue: 1A Hoang Dieu Streeet. Phu Nhuan Districh. Ho Chi Minh city.


You are pretty much likely heard that Vietnam is a stubbornly weird economy all over the world:  “a country does not want to grow”. But do you know why? Obviously, the first reason popped up out of your mind is that (bureaucratic) government should be responsible for this stagnant development. Is it really the whole story? In this study, I will show another possibility, which is free from the influence of governance quality. The answer may be that Vietnamese SMEs intentionally remain their S and M sizes, and refuse to upgrade to L size. Using a set of representative data, this (working) study will shows facts about the performance of SMEs in Vietnam from several perspectives, and will probably set some new insights to the question: “why Vietnamese SMEs do not want to grow”.

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