An exploration of Vietnamese entrepreneurs

Hang Nguyen, Hanh Pham

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Subtitle of host publicationA Contextualised Approach
EditorsParesha Sinha, Jenny Gibb, Michèle Akoorie, Jonathan M. Scott
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781788973717
ISBN (Print)1788973704, 9781788973700
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Business and Management Series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd


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