Determinants of innovation in manufacturing SMEs: evidence from Vietnam

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 03 May 2018


Seminar Room 2, Crawford School of Public Policy, 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU


Hang Hoang, PhD Student, CAMA.


Rossana Bastos Pinto
61 2 6125 8108

In this seminar Hang Hoang presents the results of her investigation into the determinants of innovation in manufacturing SMEs in Vietnam. She uses binary logistic regression on survey data collected in 2005 and 2013.

The results show that firms located in large cities and possessing larger financial assets or physical assets, and firms that spend more on investment, are more likely to innovate. Interestingly, participation in social networks is less likely to lead to innovation. Business ownership structure and R&D spending have little impact on firm innovation probability.

In addition, the results show that the impacts of firm size on innovation varies depending on type of innovation and the interactions with other internal and external factors. This paper contributes to the emerging literature on innovation and endogenous growth by providing better understanding of the factors that determine innovation.

Hang Hoang is a PhD student at CAMA in Crawford School of Public Policy. Her thesis focuses on innovation, productivity and endogenous growth at firm, industry and country levels. Her research contributes to better understanding of driven innovation in theories, practices and modelling for speeding up innovation and growth in the developing world. Before coming to ANU, Hang worked in Vietnam on a Swiss agricultural project, and taught economics at university in Vietnam.

The CAMA Macroeconomics Brown Bag Seminars offer CAMA speakers, in particular PhD students, an opportunity to present their work in progress in front of their peers, and reputable visitors to showcase their work.

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