Economic policies and technological development of Vietnam’s electronics industry

PHAM, Hanh, NGUYEN, Anh Ngoc and JOHNSTON, Andrew (2020). Economic policies and technological development of Vietnam’s electronics industry. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy.

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This paper examines the impact of economic policies on the development of Vietnam's electronics industry. We identified, reviewed, evaluated and interviewed various stakeholders in the industry about the policies implemented by the Vietnamese government during the period 1986–2017. We argue that while the policy aiming at learning through technological spillover from foreign direct investment led to the specific level of the technological development, problems during its implementation, coupled with institutional failures brought about unintended consequences. We conclude that trade liberalisation alone did not deliver the desired technological upgrading for domestic firms in Vietnam. Our paper provides policy implications for technological development in developing countries.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Economics; 1402 Applied Economics; 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment; 1605 Policy and Administration
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Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 15:31
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 01:18

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