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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

John Rand and Finn Tarp

Abstract

This volume provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics based on 15 years of continued data collection and research efforts. It brings together nine up-to-date studies on SME development in a coherent framework to help persuade national and international policy makers (including donors) of the need to take the international call for a data revolution seriously, not only in rhetoric, but also in concrete plans and budget allocations, and in the necessary sustained action at country level. More specifically, the volume: Provides an in-depth eval ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, small and medium enterprises, SMEs, formal and informal manufacturing, developing countries, data revolution, government policy, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851189.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Rand, editor
Professor of Development Economics, University of Copenhagen; and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER

Finn Tarp, editor
Professor of Development Economics, University of Copenhagen; and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER

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1 Introduction

John Rand and Finn Tarp

2 The Vietnam SME Data, 2005–15

Hanna Berkel, John Rand, Finn Tarp, and Neda Trifković

Part I Credit Access and Management Practices

3 Capital Allocation, Credit Access, and Firm Growth

Christina Kinghan, Carol Newman, and Conor O’Toole

Part II Political Connections, Institutional Quality, and Innovation

7 Why Do Household Businesses Stay Informal?

Thi Bich Tran and Hai Anh La

8 Slack Resources and Innovation in Vietnamese SMEs

Tam Thanh Nguyen and Chieu Duc Trinh

Part III Certification, Working Conditions, and Union Membership

10 Pecuniary Returns to Working Conditions

Christophe J. Nordman and Smriti Sharma

12 Conclusion

John Rand and Finn Tarp

End Matter