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The Anatomy and Dynamics of Small Scale Private Manufacturing in Vietnam

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  • Hemlin, Maud

    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

  • Ramamurthy, Bhargavi

    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

  • Ronnås, Per

    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

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    The private manufacturing sector has been called upon to play a key role in the transformation and development of the Vietnamese economy since the launching of market oriented reforms a decade ago. Drawing on a comprehensive survey in 1997 of some 500 non-state manufacturing enterprises in Vietnam, the present study provides an in-depth analysis of the economic and operational characteristics of the enterprises in this sector. Their development track and growth constraints, linkages with other sectors of the economy, and role as a source of employment and income generation are among the aspects examined in particular detail. The analysis of the dynamics of this sector is based on a comparison of the results of the present survey with those of an almost identical survey undertaken in 1991.

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    Paper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 236.

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    Length: 161 pages
    Date of creation: 07 May 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0236

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    Keywords: Small scale industries; private sector development; Vietnam;

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    Cited by:
    1. Tran, Thi Bich & Grafton, Quentin & Kompas, Tom, 2009. "Contribution of productivity and firm size to value-added: Evidence from Vietnam," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 121(1), pages 274-285, September.
    2. John McMillan & Christopher Woodruff, 2002. "The Central Role of Entrepreneurs in Transition Economies," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 16(3), pages 153-170, Summer.

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