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Firm's Absorptive capacity: the case of Vietnamese manufacturing firms

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dc.title Firm's Absorptive capacity: the case of Vietnamese manufacturing firms en Vu, Hoang Duong
dc.relation.ispartof Review Of Economic Perspectives
dc.identifier.issn 1213-2446 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR 2018
utb.relation.volume 18
utb.relation.issue 3
dc.citation.spage 301
dc.citation.epage 325
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher De Gruyter Poland Sp Zoo
dc.identifier.doi 10.2478/revecp-2018-0015
dc.subject Absorptive capacity en
dc.subject Persistent efficiency en
dc.subject Vietnamese manufacturing firms en
dc.description.abstract Absorptive capacity is an essential factor for the development of any firm. Hence, numerous researchers use it when proposing different approaches and measurements. However, due to the ambiguity of definition of absorptive capacity, some studies focused on the within-firm aspects of absorptive capacity while some looked at the inter-firm aspects. Consequently, there are several proxies for absorptive capacity, which are unlikely to reach an agreement. Therefore, this study aims for the simplified measurement by defining the absorptive capacity of a firm as the gap in persistent efficiency between the firm and the best foreign firm in the same industry. The persistent efficiency of a firm is estimated by using single stage maximum likelihood method. This measurement is applied to the case of Vietnamese manufacturing firms from 2007 to 2015 to estimate the domestic absorptive capacity. The results show that domestic firms in the manufacture of tobacco products sub-sector have the best absorptive capacity and the manufacture of beverages sub-sector have the worst one. Finally, the validity of the proxy is confirmed when the study finds the positive correlation between absorptive capacity and a firm's age, size, technology level and skills of its workers. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.identifier.wok 000444277300005
utb.source j-wok 2018-10-03T11:13:03Z 2018-10-03T11:13:03Z
dc.description.sponsorship [IGA/FaME/2018/019 FDI]
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International
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utb.contributor.internalauthor Vu, Hoang Duong
utb.fulltext.affiliation Hoang Duong VU1,2 1 PhD. candidate in Tomas Bata University in Zlin, nam. TGM 5555, 76001 Zlin, Czech Republic; email: 2 Researcher in Vietnam Institute of Economics, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, number 1 Lieu Giai st., Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam; email:
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship The author really appreciates the guidance and support from prof. Pavel Ondrcka. Additionally, the suggestions of the two anonymous referees are greatly valuable for my work. Additionally, it is thankful to the project: “Thực trạng, định hướng và giải pháp phát triển kết cấu hạ tầng bền vững vùng Tây Nam Bộ” [Current states, orientations and solutions for sustainable infrastructure development in the Southwest region] – KHCN-TNB/14-19/X13 which provided this paper with useful inputs. The author is fully responsible for the remaining errors of the paper. Funding: This work is supported by the project No. IGA/FaME/2018/019 FDI absorptive capacity and the factor determining FDI flows in developing countries of Asia and Africa.
utb.wos.affiliation [Hoang Duong Vu] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Nam TGM 5555, Zlin 76001, Czech Republic; [Hoang Duong Vu] Vietnam Acad Social Sci, Vietnam Inst Econ, 1 Lieu Giai St, Hanoi, Vietnam
utb.scopus.affiliation [Hoang Duong Vu] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Nam TGM 5555, Zlin 76001, Czech Republic; [Hoang Duong Vu] Vietnam Acad Social Sci, Vietnam Inst Econ, 1 Lieu Giai St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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