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Corporate performance of privatized firms in Vietnam

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  • Thi QuyVo
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen
  • Fredric WilliamSwierczek

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We investigate the impacts of state shareholding, corporate culture and employee commitment on corporate perfor- mance of privatized firms in the Vietnamese context. Using data collected from a structured questionnaire as well as companies’ annual reports, we show that only organizational integration significantly affects the performance of privatized firms. Furthermore, employee and customer satisfactions are among the most important drivers of corpo- rate performance. Finally, there is evidence to suggest that privatized firms with less state ownership perform better than those with more state ownership.

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Paper provided by Department of Research, Ipag Business School in its series Working Papers with number 2014-240.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 28 Apr 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ipg:wpaper:2014-240

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