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- DescriptionThis book is based upon extensive and repeated fieldwork, close observation and familiarity with institutional detail. It traces Vietnam's early attempts to create in State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) a basis for a military-industrial complex, and the ways in which these attempts failed, which explains the nature of state commercialism through the 1980s and into recent years. Since the 1990 breakout to a market ecomy, Vietnam has shown outstanding development success, with rapid GDP growth, macroecomic stability, swift poverty reduction, maintenance of social spending and extensive globalisation. Her SOEs have played a major role, t only in showing that performance gains in 1989-91 could compensate for loss of the large Soviet bloc aid program, but also as major players in the rapid ecomic change of the 1990s, during which the officially reported state share of GDP remained high. By the middle of the 2000s, however, a rising private sector was, in harness with a large presence of foreign companies, sharply increasing pressures upon SOEs. Against this background, the book concludes with an assessment of the extent to which Vietnam's commercialised SOEs are w longer seen as an effective compromise, but acting as a major hindrance to Vietnam's development.
- Author BiographyAdam Fforde is a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Studies, University of Melbourne, and Professorial Fellow and the School of International Development, Melbourne University Private. He studied Vietnamese in Hanoi in 1979-80 whilst research his PhD (Cambridge 1982). He has written three books on various aspects of contemporary Vietnam has well as numerous articles and book chapters. He teachers subjects in Asian Economies and Comparative Development Policy in Melbourne.
- Author(s)Adam Fforde
- PublisherElsevier Science & Technology
- Date of Publication01/01/2007
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleChandos Asian Studies Series
- Series Part/Volume Number7
- Place of PublicationOXford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintChandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight600 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
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