Vietnam's Southern Key Economic Zone has become an important engine of growth with its vibrant economy and affected other parts of the country since its establishment in 1998, making positive contribution to the competitiveness of Vietnam economy. However, the Southern Key Economic Zone is facing certain challenges despite its remarkable achievements. This paper attempts to examine the present socioeconomic situation of the Southern Key Economic Zone (SKEZ) and to propose some solutions to its development.
This research is intended to identify influential factors on patient satisfaction with Cần Thơ City-based public hospitals. Through a survey of 425 patients and a quantitative model for evaluating the patient satisfaction, it pointed out three major influential factors, namely responsibility, assurance and especially responsiveness. Of these, responsiveness is the most influential factor.
Fast urbanization has made land prices in urban fringes rise incessantly, and therefore, value of such land should be estimated more precisely. In reality, however, land prices set by authorities are usually lower than market prices, which has led to distortions in the realty market. This paper aims at providing practical information and identifying factors that affect the land price in the urban fringe of the Mekong Delta in order to support a better control over the realty market in this region
The urban property price has a great impact on the purchase of a dwelling house by many people, but the urban property price in Vietnam is beyond the reach of many urbanites. Therefore, identifying precisely factors affecting the urban property price is a challenge for researchers and policy-makers. The study focuses on two primary factors that are supposed to greatly affect the urban property price, that is, changes in calculation of land use fees and high capital cost for investment in housing development projects. After analyzing such influential factors, four suggestions are offered hopefully making the urban land price closer to the ability to pay and improving social welfare.
To study gap in income between groups of worker has thus far attracted many economic researchers. In this paper, the dataset to be collated from 401 migrant and local workers will be analyzed to define primary factors affecting such gap and changes in income. Additionally, Mincer's equations, Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique, and the quantile regression model by Koenker and Bassett are utilized to facilitate the analysis. The findings show that years of schooling and working experience play an important role in improving income in general; income gap can be explained by gap in years of schooling, working experience, and gender; and such gap show an upward tendency under the impacts of glass ceiling.
This paper focuses on the examination of influential factors on supply chain collaboration of Vietnamese enterprises in the wood processing industry. The factors to be analyzed include trust, power, frequency, maturity, distance, policy and attitude. The research data is obtained by sorting out 275 questionnaires from directors/ directors general of wood processing enterprises in HCMC, Đồng Nai and Bình Dương Provinces. The result shows that five factors have considerable effects on supply chain collaboration of enterprises, namely trust, power, frequency, maturity, and attitude. This research thereby presents the management implications in relation to these factors.
In rural Vietnam, besides traditional trading patterns like rural marketplaces, there have emerged new ones such as supermarkets and trading centers. Albeit the number of such modern patterns is quite humble, they have helped change the face of rural market. This paper tries to shed light on the demand for such new trading patterns in the rural market and how they have developed thus far, and then proposes some solutions to the development of Vietnam's new trading patterns in Vietnam's rural market.
Vietnam's CPI reveals the actual inflation rate in early months of 2011. Inflation, if it is not properly curbed, will profoundly affect the national economy. One of the most obvious adverse effects of inflation is that it menaces the life of low-income people. Being a purely agricultural country (i.e. more than 70% of population is agriculture-dependent) with a high trade deficit, impacts of inflation in Vietnam are very serious. In this paper, the linear regression model is employed to analyze impacts of agricultural production and import on CPI from 1990 through 2010. The results show that these two factors profoundly influence Vietnam's inflation rate. Additionally, violations of necessary assumptions in the study are also tested using 5% significance level. The research can provide policy-makers with a useful reference for controlling inflation in Vietnam in the future.
In pricing a real estate or researching a housing market, the Hedonic pricing method is often employed to investigate influential factors in realty price. Through 160 observed samples collated in the HCMC realty market, the paper tailors some crucial factors affecting real estate pricing, that is, realty location, lot area, housing area, distance to city center, and distance to main streets.