Nguyen Kim Thu
Vietnam National University

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VIETNAM INBOUND M&A ACTIVITY: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT POLICY AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT Jamshid C. Hosseini; Nguyen Kim Thu; Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang
The South East Asian Journal of Management Vol 11, No 1 (2017): April 2017
Publisher : Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia

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With a robust recent history of reform and opening, joining of the World Trade Organization, and negotiating a myriad of regional and global trade agreements, Vietnam has emerged as a promising destination for foreign direct investment(FDI) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In this paper, we providean overview of Vietnam’s inbound mergers and acquisitions and review the twomain driving forces of inbound M&A, which are the legal framework reformprocess and the equitization of State-owned enterprises. We close by providingdirections for future research in the area of cross-border M&As.