The Effect of Local Governance on Firm Productivity and Resource Allocation: Evidence from Vietnam Tan, Shawn W. Tran, Trang T. 2017-03-02T23:24:03Z 2017-03-02T23:24:03Z 2017-01
dc.description.abstract Governance quality plays a key role in private sector development: competent bureaucrats not only create good policies and regulations but also effectively implement them to shape the business environment. The authors exploit Vietnam’s decentralization of administrative tasks since the early 2000s to test this hypothesis. The authors examine how changes in the provincial administration of national business regulations affect firms through two channels: within firm productivity levels and resource allocation across firms. Their results show that better overall business environment has a positive impact on firm productivity, and this effect is driven by a reduction in corruption levels, the risks of land expropriation, and entry regulations. The authors also find that high productivity firms are generally more able to take advantage of the improvements in business environment. However, better implementation of entry regulations matters most for less productive firms. The authors do not find evidence for the impact of business environment quality on province-level market efficiency. en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Development Report Background Paper;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject local governance
dc.subject productivity
dc.subject resource allocation
dc.subject private sector development
dc.subject regulation
dc.subject business environment
dc.subject decentralization
dc.subject corruption
dc.title The Effect of Local Governance on Firm Productivity and Resource Allocation en
dc.title.subtitle Evidence from Vietnam en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.type Document de travail fr
dc.type Documento de trabajo es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2017-02-23
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Working Paper
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/26200
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 090224b084979bc5_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 27217416 112974
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okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific Vietnam
okr.topic Public Sector Development :: Public Sector Corruption/Anticorruption Measures
okr.topic Governance :: Local Government
okr.topic Governance :: Regional Governance
okr.topic Private Sector Development :: Business Environment
okr.topic Public Sector Development :: Decentralization
okr.topic Social Development :: Social Accountability
okr.unit World Development Report (DECWD)
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