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Industrialization in Vietnam : an analysis of manufacturing competitiveness and policy alternatives

Pham, Quynh Anh (2009) Industrialization in Vietnam : an analysis of manufacturing competitiveness and policy alternatives. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Late industrializing countries can only achieve industrialization - a necessary development path to create an advanced economy - by upgrading manufacturing competitiveness. This process is particularly important in a rapidly globalizing world, which generates greater opportunities and challenges. Vietnam is a late industrializing economy but, despite rapid growth, the scale of Vietnamese manufacturing is still small, and productivity is relatively low. The objectives of this thesis therefore are: • to measure manufacturing competitiveness in Vietnam and to analyse its determinants; • to extend that analysis in a comparison with the ASEAN-4; and • to assess the effect of various policy measures on Vietnam's manufacturing competitiveness. To pursue these objectives, both comparative and regression analyses are undertaken based on a large dataset.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrialisation in Vietnam, national industrial policy, Vietnamese government, economic development, industrial development, national level, firm level, firms, manufacturing competitiveness, size, ownership
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 05:47
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 05:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30236
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