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

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Nguyen Hoang Anh

Foreign Trade University (FTU)

Hoang Giang

Vietnam Petroleum Institute - Center for Petroleum Economics and Management

Du Vu Tuan

Independent

Hoang Tram

Independent

Date Written: August 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hoang Anh, Nguyen and Giang, Hoang and Tuan, Du Vu and Tram, Hoang, A Review of Women's Entrepreneurship in Vietnam Taking into Account Socio-Cultural Norms and the Institutional Ecosystem (August 2016). SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series No. 2016/11 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2905163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2905163

Nguyen Hoang Anh (Contact Author)

Foreign Trade University (FTU) ( email )

91 Chua Lang St
Dong Da District
Hanoi, Hochiminh city 10000
Vietnam

Hoang Giang

Vietnam Petroleum Institute - Center for Petroleum Economics and Management ( email )

15th floor, VPI Tower 173
173 Trung Kinh, Yen Hoa, Cau Giay
Hanoi
Vietnam

Du Vu Tuan

Independent

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Hoang Tram

Independent

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