Which Entrepreneurs Bribe and What Do They Get from it? Exploratory Evidence from Vietnam

23 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2012

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Gjalt de Jong

University of Groningen

Phan Anh Tu

Can Tho University

Hans van Ees

University of Groningen

Date Written: March 2012

Abstract

This article investigates whether bribery in emerging economies matters and whether such bribery has a diminishing return to performance. Bribery allows entrepreneurs to develop and foster a network of informal relationships with public officials, and reap the accompanying benefits; but it may also have disadvantages, such as an inefficient allocation of resources. The relationship between bribery and performance was estimated using unique data derived from a survey of 606 Vietnamese entrepreneurs. We controlled for various entrepreneurial, organizational, and industrial characteristics. The exploratory results provide support for a hill‐shaped non‐monotonic relationship between bribery and revenues.

Suggested Citation

de Jong, Gjalt and Tu, Phan Anh and van Ees, Hans, Which Entrepreneurs Bribe and What Do They Get from it? Exploratory Evidence from Vietnam (March 2012). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 323-345, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2024791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00400.x

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Phan Anh Tu

Can Tho University

Hans Van Ees

University of Groningen ( email )

Department of Economics
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9700 AH Groningen
Netherlands

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