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Productivity and Innovation

Innovation has long been considered an important factor for creating and maintaining the competitiveness of nations and firms, one of the key ingredients in a developing country’s growth strategy to catch up to the more developed economies. We are focusing on the following central research questions:

  1. What are the key characteristics of national, regional and sectoral innovation systems that are conducive for firm’s productivity, competitiveness and innovation.
  2. What are the determinants of innovation and productivity at the firm level? What is the relationship between firm productivity and innovation?
  3. Are specific innovation policies needed and, if so, how can they be designed to be incentive-based?


  1. Nguyen, Anh and Nguyen, Mai and Doan, Hung (2013): The Viet Nam National Innovation System: A Diagnostic Review. Published in: TECH MONITOR No. Apr-Jun 2013: pp. 42-52.Click here to download!

  2. Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Nicola Jones, Nguyen Duc Nhat and Nguyen Dinh Chuc  (2009) Capitalizing on innovation for exports by the SME sector, TECH MONITOR, No. Jul-Aug 2009, pp. 42-46 Click here to download!

  3. Nguyen Dinh Chuc, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Ha Trang, Nguyen Ngoc Minh (2015) Host-site Institutions, Regional Production Linkages and Technological Upgrading: A Study of Automotive Firms in Vietnam, ERIA Discussion Paper 2015-11 Click here to download!

  4. Anh Ngoc Nguyen & Ngoc Quang Pham & Chuc Dinh Nguyen & Nhat Duc Nguyen, 2008. "Innovation and exports in Vietnam's SME sector," The European Journal of Development Research, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 20(2), pages 262-280.Click here to download!

  5. Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Doan Quang Hung, Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Binh Tran Nam. (2016). The impact of petty corruption on firm innovation in Vietnam. Crime, Law and Social Change, DOI 10.1007/s10611-016-9610-1. Click here to download!

  6. Anh Ngoc Nguyen & Nguyen Thang & Le Dang Trung & Ngoc Quang Pham & Chuc Dinh Nguyen & Nhat Duc Nguyen, 2008. "Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam: Is There Any Evidence Of Technological Spillover Effects," Working Papers 18, Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), VietnamClick here to download!

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