A Review of Women's Entrepreneurship in Vietnam Taking into Account Socio-Cultural Norms and the Institutional Ecosystem
SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series No. 2016/11
25 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017
Date Written: August 2016
This paper reviews the status quo of women entrepreneurs considering the impact of socio-cultural norms and institutions on women’s entrepreneurship in Vietnam. First, we discuss relevant literature and provide an overview of women’s entrepreneurship in Vietnam. We analyse the impact of socio-cultural norms and institutional landscape on motivation to start and do business of Vietnamese women and identify critical facilitators and barriers that currently affect women entrepreneurs in Vietnam. Finally, we propose recommendations for changes to traditions and norms, and improvement of government policies in supporting women entrepreneurship in Vietnam.
Keywords: Vietnam, Women, Entrepeneurship
JEL Classification: J16, L26
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