Family Business and Succession in Vietnam

Nov. 18, 2014 (Vietnamica) — There has been a recent resurgence of an interest in industrial development in the international development cooperation community because industrial development has potential to create jobs in the developing world. (more…)

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Nancy Napier: Desperately Seeking Curiosity

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Nov. 18, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Winter is starting early in Boise. With 6 inches of snow on the ground and more coming, it’s a great time to stay in, drink tea, and think about curiosity. The reason snow sparks it is because of a summer experience that brings me...

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How was your weekend?

Trung Nguyen Creative Cafe

November 9, 2014 (Vietnamica) — I’ve been looking into how leaders grow the cultures they want in their organizations. One piece of the puzzle could be a simple question: “how was your weekend?” (more…)

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Vietnam Issues US$1Bln Government Bond

Nov. 7, 2014 (ILC Hanoi) – Bloomberg unveils that Vietnam has issued US$1 billion government bond at interest rate of 4.8 percent per annum. Interest rate of these 10-year...

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Vietnam Minister of Science and Technology Applauds Efforts to Improve Corporate Innovation Capacity

Figure 2 – i2Metrix measures for subsamples of survey data

November 7, 2014 (Vietnamica) – On October 31, representative of Vietnam Premium Quality Products Association has reported to Minister of Science and Technology on 2014 performance of the two...

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The Harsh Reality of Pursuing Innovations: Emerging Market Perspectives

Figure 2 – i2Metrix measures for subsamples of survey data

November 3, 2014 (Vietnamica) — We start with a common understanding of innovation as the process of creating new “things” out of useful and novel ideas, followed by creating...

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Private Entrepreneurship and Social Change in Transitional Economies: The Sociopolitical Impact of Private Industry in Vietnam

Structural Change in Vietnam

October 30, 2014 (Vietnamica) — In the late 1970s and 1980s, two different development approaches emerged in the socialist world. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe adopted an approach...

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The Viet Nam National Innovation System: A Diagnostic Review

October 29, 2014 (Vietnamica) — National Innovation Systems (NIS) plays a crucial role in countries’ efforts to catch up with technological advances, which are critical for the long-term sustainable...

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Cornell, INSEAD, and WIPO Release Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014

October 28, 2014 (Vietnamica) — The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014 covers 143 economies around the world and uses 81 indicators across a range of themes. Thus, the GII...

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The Similarities Between Germany and China

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October 21, 2014 (Stratfor; repub. by Vietnamica) — I returned last weekend from a month-long trip to both East Asia and Europe. I discovered three things: First, the Europeans...

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Nancy Napier: Lesson from a Former Enemy

Ho Chi Minh (standing, third from left) at a farewell party for the OSS in 1945

October 19, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Quick quiz: Who declared independence for a fledgling country with the opening words, “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator...

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Vietnam Airlines’s IPO Facing Hurdles

Oct 17, 2014 (ILC) — Vietnam Airlines IPO has always been the focus of local media. And it has been years since the government started weighing options and plans....

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