This chapter outlines the characteristics of Vietnamese entrepreneurs, based on the secondary data and relevant literature. We examine the common as well as the unique features of entrepreneurs in Vietnam. As an emerging economy, Vietnam provides a context to explore the interaction between the old centrally planned economy with the influence from state governance and the new robust capitalism, in addition to the influence from more developed countries. The cultural features and traits of the Vietnamese people, along with the socioeconomic and political characteristics of Vietnam, are elements that need to be carefully considered and investigated. The development of entrepreneurship in Vietnam is a product of the combination between both old and new ideologies, and of the mixed market mechanism (or socialist-oriented market economy). Entrepreneurs in Vietnam remain on the path towards fine-tuning their operation and position in the current economy.
|Title of host publication||Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Contextualised Approach|
|Editors||Paresha Sinha, Jenny Gibb, Michèle Akoorie, Jonathan M. Scott|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|ISBN (Print)||1788973704, 9781788973700|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Feb 2020|
|Name||Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd|
Nguyen, H., & Pham, H. (2020). An exploration of Vietnamese entrepreneurs. In P. Sinha, J. Gibb, M. Akoorie, & J. M. Scott (Eds.), Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: A Contextualised Approach (Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..