Despite tremendous improvements in the last few decades, the environment to do business in Vietnam, and many Asian countries remain complex and challenging. Social progresses and environment norms in many cases lag far behind the business and economic boom in many of the countries in the region. Inequality is growing and poverty reduction is slowing down. These development issues remain and need to be addressed by innovative and tailor-made solutions which can fit to and work in the local contexts. Born ...

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[8 November 2018] — Vietnam’s shift towards a globalised economy will be driven by the strength of its workforce. Senior professionals with the right mix of expertise and experience in strategic thinking, digital media and business intelligence would be in demand and able to command the best compensation. However, it is more difficult for Vietnamese companies to recruit locals for senior leadership positions. The intense competition for talent has created such strong demand in the market that top ...

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The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool for emerging economies to monitor and evaluate progress in policies that support SMEs. The ASEAN SME Policy Index 2018 is a joint effort between the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East-Asia (ERIA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on MSMEs (ACCMSME). Economica Vietnam contributed to the Index both in methodology and in specific country inputs.

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