Institutionalism and its effect on labour forecasting in Vietnamese firms


This study examines factors that influence firm forecasting regarding their labour expansion in Vietnam. Conventional wisdom has it that foreign-owned and large private firms make more accurate forecasts since they have more resources and experience than their smaller and state-owned counterparts. However, this study empirically shows that state-owned and small firms make more accurate forecasting values. There are two possibilities that can explain this counterintuitive result: (1) the institutional incompleteness in the post-communist economy and (2) systematic underestimation of their own performance by foreign and large private firms, which results from the institutional complexity in Vietnam. These unique findings provide valuable information for both academia and practitioners.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Vietnam,institutional complexity,institutional theory,labour forecasting,post-communist,resource-based theory,Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous),Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 1759-6106
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 07:25
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 10:04
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-10-05
Accepted Date: 2020-01-14
Authors: Nguyen, Bach (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1527-7443)
Do, Hoa (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5442-507X)



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