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Understanding the Rise of Social Enterprises in Vietnam: Social Capital, Factors of Emergence and Policy Considerations

Tran, Laurent Tho LU (2013) MIDM71 20131
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Social enterprises are important contributors to Vietnam's socio-economic development, namely by providing services in such areas as health and education. While the state-managed Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) has recently acknowledged their presence and put forth related public policy suggestions, there remains a lack of related government policies and sparse literature exploring the emergence of social enterprises. This thesis therefore aimed to enrich the literature and help inform potential government policy decisions by exploring possible explanations for social enterprise emergence in Vietnam, and examining the perceptions of social enterprises regarding related potential state policies. An analysis based on both... (More)
Social enterprises are important contributors to Vietnam's socio-economic development, namely by providing services in such areas as health and education. While the state-managed Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) has recently acknowledged their presence and put forth related public policy suggestions, there remains a lack of related government policies and sparse literature exploring the emergence of social enterprises. This thesis therefore aimed to enrich the literature and help inform potential government policy decisions by exploring possible explanations for social enterprise emergence in Vietnam, and examining the perceptions of social enterprises regarding related potential state policies. An analysis based on both qualitative and quantitative data, in conjunction with social capital theory and theoretical explanations for social enterprise emergence (Teasdale 2011), suggested that levels of social capital are not conducive to the rise of social enterprises in Vietnam, while the state's failure to adequately address its population's socio-economic needs was a primary explanation for social enterprise emergence. The CIEM's policy suggestions were also found to be strongly correlated with the expressed needs of Vietnamese social enterprises, indicating that these suggested policies are contextually relevant and their implementation could enable social enterprises to further address government shortcomings in meeting the country's development needs. (Less)
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Tran, Laurent Tho LU
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MIDM71 20131
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Social Enterprise, Vietnam, Rise, Emergence, Policy, CIEM, State Failure, Social Capital
language
English
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3798433
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2013-12-04 09:40:47
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  abstract     = {Social enterprises are important contributors to Vietnam's socio-economic development, namely by providing services in such areas as health and education. While the state-managed Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) has recently acknowledged their presence and put forth related public policy suggestions, there remains a lack of related government policies and sparse literature exploring the emergence of social enterprises. This thesis therefore aimed to enrich the literature and help inform potential government policy decisions by exploring possible explanations for social enterprise emergence in Vietnam, and examining the perceptions of social enterprises regarding related potential state policies. An analysis based on both qualitative and quantitative data, in conjunction with social capital theory and theoretical explanations for social enterprise emergence (Teasdale 2011), suggested that levels of social capital are not conducive to the rise of social enterprises in Vietnam, while the state's failure to adequately address its population's socio-economic needs was a primary explanation for social enterprise emergence. The CIEM's policy suggestions were also found to be strongly correlated with the expressed needs of Vietnamese social enterprises, indicating that these suggested policies are contextually relevant and their implementation could enable social enterprises to further address government shortcomings in meeting the country's development needs.},
  author       = {Tran, Laurent Tho},
  keyword      = {Social Enterprise,Vietnam,Rise,Emergence,Policy,CIEM,State Failure,Social Capital},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Understanding the Rise of Social Enterprises in Vietnam: Social Capital, Factors of Emergence and Policy Considerations},
  year         = {2013},
}