ISBN : 9780198851189
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on micro, small, and medium enterprise (SME) development in a coherent framework to help persuade national and international policymakers of the need to take the international call for a data revolution seriously. This edited volume provides an in-depth evaluation of the development of private sector formal and informal manufacturing SMEs in Vietnam over the past decade, combining a unique primary data source with the best panel data and analytical tools available. It generates a comprehensive understanding of the impact of business risks, credit access, institutional characteristics, and government policies, and makes available a set of materials and studies of use to academics, students, and development practitioners interested in an integrated approach to the study of growth, private sector development, and the microeconomic analysis of SME development in a fascinating developing country. Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam serves as a lense through which other countries, and the international development community at large, may wish to approach the massive task of pursuing a meaningful data revolution as an integral element of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
1 John Rand and Finn Tarp: Introduction
2 Hanna Berkel, John Rand, Finn Tarp, and Neda Trifkovic: The Viet Nam SME data 2005-15
PART I: CREDIT ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
3 Christina Kinghan, Carol Newman, and Conor O'Toole: Capital allocation, credit access, and firm growth
4 Enrico Santarelli and Hien Thu Tran: The interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure
5 Axel Demenet and Quynh Hoang: How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?
PART II: POLITICAL CONNECTIONS, INSTITUIONAL QUALITY AND INNOVATION
6 John Rand: Are politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
7 Thi Bich Tran and Hai Anh La: Why do household businesses stay informal?
8 Tam Thanh Nguyen and Chieu Duc Trinh: Slack resources and innovation in Vietnamese SMEs: a behavioural, stewardship, and institutional perspective
PART III: CERTIFICATION, WORKING CONDITIONS AND UNION MEMBERSHIP
9 Neda Trifkovic: Certification and business risk
10 Christophe J. Nordman and Smriti Sharma: Pecuniary returns to working conditions
11 Nina Torm: Does union membership pay off? Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs
12 John Rand and Finn Tarp: Conclusion