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Since the doi moi reforms in 1986, Vietnam has experienced a dramatic socioeconomic
transformation. Lim examines the role of the state and its interaction
with market forces in bringing this change about.
Taking the motorcycle and banking industries as case studies, this book explores
the dynamics between the state and transnational corporations in shaping
the manufacturing and service sectors, respectively. Vietnam, as one of Southeast
Asia's quintessential latecomer economies with little prior experience of
dealing with transnational corporations, has nevertheless been quite successful
in maintaining some control over the impact of foreign direct investment. Yet,
the learning outcomes remain highly uneven. In addition, Lim argues that Vietnamese
advancement in both industries mirrors only partially the more generalized
patterns of state-led development in East Asia's earlier batch of latecomer
economies. Vietnam's case thus presents practical lessons on how to succeed
in crafting and utilizing policy instruments to achieve domestic economic and
This book will be of great interest to scholars of political economy and industrial
policy in East Asia, as well as to scholars and policy professionals analyzing
approaches to development strategy more broadly.
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