Regional Informal Institutions, Local Governance and Gendered Entrepreneurship


This study investigates the impacts of regional informal institutions and local governance arrangements on the revenue growth of both male- and female-run firms in Vietnam. Utilizing institutional theory and the literature on feminism, we argue that male- and female-run firms are responsive to different sets of institutions. Analysing more than 1.1 million observations in 11 years (2006–16), we find that female-run firms benefit from collective action norms and non-finance-related governance forces, while male-run firms perform better under pro-entrepreneurship norms and finance-related governance forces.

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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 > Centre for Personal Financial Wellbeing
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vietnam,collective action norms,institutional theory,local governance,pro-entrepreneurship norms,Environmental Science(all),Social Sciences(all)
Publication ISSN: 1360-0591
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 07:20
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 14:50
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-06
Published Online Date: 2021-03-17
Accepted Date: 2021-02-01
Authors: Nguyen, Bach (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1527-7443)



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