Nguyen, Ngoc Anh and Pham, Quang Ngoc and Nguyen, Dinh Chuc and Nguyen, Duc Nhat (2007): Innovation and Export of Vietnam’s SME Sector.
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Innovation has long been considered an important factor for creating and maintaining the competitiveness of nations and firms. The relationship between innovation and exporting has been investigated for many countries. However, there is a paucity of research in Vietnam with respect to this issue. In this paper we examine whether innovation performed by Vietnam’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) enhances their exporting likelihood. Using the recently released Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2005, we find that innovation as measured directly by ‘new products’, ‘new production process’ and ‘improvement of existing products’ are important determinants of exports by Vietnamese SMEs.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Development and Policies Research Center|
|Original Title:||Innovation and Export of Vietnam’s SME Sector|
|Keywords:||Vietnam; Export; Innovation; Small and Medium Enterprise|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
|Depositing User:||Anh Nguyen|
|Date Deposited:||16. May 2007|
|Last Modified:||08. Jan 2014 05:50|
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