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Vietnam as a Role Model for Development


  • Thoburn, John


Vietnam.s development performance since the early 1990s has been one of the strongest in the world, following the introduction of its doi moi (.renovation.) economic reform programme in 1986. The core of Vietnam.s economic strategy has been rapid integration into the world economy, with a diversified portfolio of exports and the attraction of direct foreign investment. This open approach has been combined with successful domestic agricultural growth and a strong, continued role for state-owned enterprises while encouraging growth of the private sector. Following an .East Asian. model, Vietnam has opened its domestic market only slowly while encouraging export growth.

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  • Thoburn, John, 2009. "Vietnam as a Role Model for Development," WIDER Working Paper Series 030, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:rp2009-30

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    2. Quang Truong, 2015. "The network-based economy in Vietnam," Working Papers 2015/12, Maastricht School of Management.
    3. Antonio Angelino, 2017. "Human capital shortages in the Vietnamese industry. A firm-level analysis," Working Papers 1701, c.MET-05 - Centro Interuniversitario di Economia Applicata alle Politiche per L'industria, lo Sviluppo locale e l'Internazionalizzazione.
    4. Nguyen, Binh Giang, 2010. "The challenges of upgrading and diversifying Vietnam's industrial structure," MPRA Paper 40504, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Vietnam; globalization; trade; poverty; economic reform; development;

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