Understanding Entrepreneurial Perception and Business Conditions in Vietnam Through the Approach of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

September 20, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Based on the survey results of 2,000 individuals and 36 national experts in 2013, and the analytical framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), Luong and Nham (2014) provide a broad view of the Vietnamese entrepreneurship characteristics in different phases; from intending to start, to just starting, to running a new or established business, and even to the discontinuance of a business. (more…)

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It’s Not About Creating Another Silicon Valley But Preventing Another Motor City

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September 18, 2014 (TechCrunch, repub. by Vietnamica) — Quick. What do the iconic founders Thomas Edison (hundreds of companies), William Hewlett (HP), William Boeing (Boeing Airlines), Robert Jarvik, (Jarvik Heart), Scott McNealy and Bill Joy (Sun Microsystems), Tony Fadell (Father of the iPod and founder of Nest) and Larry...

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The Virtue of Subtlety: A U.S. Strategy Against the Islamic State

September 9, 2014 (Vietnamica) — U.S. President Barack Obama said recently that he had no strategy as yet toward the Islamic State but that he would present a plan on Wednesday. It is important for a president to know when he has no strategy. It is not necessarily wise...

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Urbanization and Demographics Could Skew China’s Economic Rebalancing

September 4, 2014 (Vietnamica) — China’s urban population may grow by as many as 230 million people in the next 15 years. But most growth will take place not...

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Need a Break? Think Slow TV

August 25, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Why would you watch “speed knitting” for hours? The answer might surprise you. (more…)

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Building a VC Market in Vietnam: VC Policy Lessons from Europe and Asia

August 25, 2014 (Vietnamica) — In the 1980s, a belief was promulgated that governments should deploy public policy to create national venture capital (“VC”) markets if they were not...

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Europe’s Malaise: The New Normal?

August 19, 2014 (Stratfor, repub. by Vietnamica) — Russia and Ukraine continue to confront each other along their border. Iraq has splintered, leading to unabated internal warfare. And the...

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Vietnam: A Portrait of Youth

August 5, 2014 (Vietnamica) — In recent decades, Vietnam’s economy has changed dramatically and rapidly. However, the impact of these changes on Vietnamese youth and their capacity to participate...

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Did U.S. Strike The Wrong Cord Too Much and Too Soon?

July 31, 2014 (Vietnamica) — At the end of 2010, the military regime in Myanmar released Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi who had been held under house arrest for...

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Can Putin Survive?

July 22, 2014 (Stratfor, repub. by Vietnamica) — There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he has defeated and intimidated...

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US Should Help Vietnam Counter China’s Coercion

July 8, 2014 (APB, repub. by Vietnamica) — Last October, during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung promised to buttress “political trust”...

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Enhancing Access to Finance for Technology Entrepreneurs: Analysis of Highly Innovative, High Growth Start-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal

June 23, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Limited access to finance is a major impediment small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries face when building and growing a sustainable venture....

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