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Published: 02 October 2008

224 Pages | 7 line

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195369397

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Learning to be Capitalists

Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy

Annette Miae Kim

Based on years of fieldwork, this book provides a detailed account of the first generation of entrepreneurs in Vietnam in comparison to those in other transition countries. It demonstrates that capitalist entrepreneurialism was not the result of state initiative, properly incentivized policies, or individual personality traits. Rather, a society-wide reconstruction of cognitive paradigms enabled entrepreneurs to emerge and transformed Vietnam from a poor, centrally planned economy to one of the fastest growing, market economies in the world.

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