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- Can direct government assistance improve efficiency performance of manufacturing SMEs?
- Le, Viet
- This paper examines the impact of government assistance in the forms of credit at start-up, credit during operation and premises\land at start-up on efficiency performance of Vietnamese manufacturing SMEs. Analysing firm level data from surveys of manufacturing SMEs during the period 2002-2007, the paper finds that the impact of the above forms of government assistance on efficiency performance of domestic non-state SMEs is limited. There is no significant relationship or a negative relationship between government assistance in these forms and the technical efficiency of the manufacturing SMEs sector in aggregate. Meanwhile, the positive influence of the assistance is only observed in some sub-sectors. The results are discussed in details in the paper which also offers evidence-based policy recommendations.
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- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Enterprise
- Proceedings of 'Rising to the global challenge: entrepreneurship and SMEs development in Asia', the 8th SMEs in a Global Economy Conference, Nong Khai, Thailand, 09-11 November 2011, pp. 540-563
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- Efficiency performance; Government assistance; Small and medium enterprise; Vietnam
- Khon Kaen University
- 9786162231575, 6162231577
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- Copyright © 2011. Published version reproduced here with the kind permission of the publisher.
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