THE CASSAVA STARCH INDUSTRY IN VIETNAM: CAN SMALL FIRMS SURVIVE AND PROSPER?

The paper focuses on the starch industry in Vietnam. That industry is mainly composed of small firms that adapted to rapid change over the past decade. There are also large firms and multinationals in the industry. Based on 1998 field survey data, an analysis of microefficiency and transaction costs suggests that small and medium firms can survive and prosper in the industry. A policy strategy that promotes small and medium firms increases rural incomes, important in a country that is still mainly rural and where the income gap between urban and rural areas is growing.


Issue Date:
1999
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/34219
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/34219
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 02, Issue 3-4
Page range:
345-357
Total Pages:
13




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