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Private standards and labour productivity in the food sector in Vietnam

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The paper analyses how voluntary private standards affect labour productivity of small and medium firms from the food sector in Vietnam. The results based on a three-year panel show that the application of private standards improves labour productivity. These gains primarily occur to firms operating above a threshold labour-intensity level. Firms with low labour intensity are not likely to experience gains in labour productivity from standards. This implies that employee compensation increase due to standards is a likely mechanism for labour productivity gains. The results are robust to several specification changes and instrumental variable estimation.

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  • Trifkovic, Neda, 2017. "Private standards and labour productivity in the food sector in Vietnam," 2017 International Congress, August 28-September 1, 2017, Parma, Italy 261111, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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