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Multi-Product Firms, Tariff Liberalization, and Product Churning in Vietnamese Manufacturing

dc.contributor.authorHa Thi Thanh Doan
dc.description.abstractUtilizing firm-level data covering the 2010–2015 period, this study documents the frequency and characteristics of multi-product firms in Vietnamese manufacturing. Our major findings are as follows. First, multi-product firms are larger, more capital-intensive, more productive, and are more likely to export. Second, multi-product firms are active in the market. Approximately 60% of firms adjust their product scope within a 6-year period. Third, the contribution of firms’ product extensive margin to aggregate output growth is limited due to the prevalence of product dropping, which offsets the positive impact of product adding. Most output growth during the period is thus generated by the intensive margin. Turning to the link between tariff reduction and product shedding, we do not detect any significant impact. However, we find that exporters play an important role in product adding, which suggests that they may contribute to aggregate growth through the channeling of product scope expansion. Contrary to our expectations, our analysis offers limited support for the heterogeneity of product turnover across ownership types. While we find that state-owned enterprises are more likely to spread economic activities across products and industries, there is little difference in terms of product churning amongst foreign direct investment, state-owned enterprises, and the domestic private sector.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute
dc.titleMulti-Product Firms, Tariff Liberalization, and Product Churning in Vietnamese Manufacturing
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Goals
dc.subject.expertSkills Development
dc.subject.expertSustainable Development
dc.subject.expertTrade Flows
dc.subject.expertTrade And Development
dc.subject.expertFood Security And Trade
dc.subject.expertTrade Volume
dc.subject.expertTrade Potential
dc.subject.expertTrade Flows
dc.subject.expertExternal Trade
dc.subject.expertIndustrial policy
dc.subject.expertNew technology
dc.subject.expertExport policy
dc.subject.expertImport policy
dc.subject.expertTrade Unions
dc.subject.expertNatural Resources
dc.subject.expertServices Trade
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbCurriculum development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbDevelopment aid
dc.subject.adbDevelopment indicators
dc.subject.adbDevelopment potential
dc.subject.adbDevelopment models
dc.subject.adbProject appraisal
dc.subject.adbPerformance appraisal
dc.subject.adbRegional development bank
dc.subject.adbTrade development
dc.subject.adbImport volume
dc.subject.adbExport volume
dc.subject.adbService industry
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalSocial participation
dc.subject.naturalOccupational training
dc.subject.naturalJoint venture
dc.subject.naturalSystem analysis
dc.subject.naturalLabor and globalization
dc.subject.naturalLabor policy
dc.subject.naturalRegional trading blocs
dc.subject.naturalForeign trade and employment
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalIndustrial priorities
dc.subject.naturalTechnological innovation
dc.subject.naturalTechnology transfer
dc.subject.naturalForeign trade regulation
dc.subject.naturalIndustrial relations
dc.subject.naturalSmall business
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 918
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank Institute
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.authorDoan, Ha Thi Thanh

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