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Influence of policy, operational and market conditions on seaport efficiency in newly emerging economies: the case of Vietnam

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Le, PT and Nguyen, H-O, Influence of policy, operational and market conditions on seaport efficiency in newly emerging economies: the case of Vietnam, Applied Economics, 52, (43) pp. 4698-4710. ISSN 0003-6846 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00036846.2020.1740159

Abstract

Located in Southeast Asia as one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world and close to north-south shipping routes, Vietnamís seaports play a vital role in promoting its international trade and economic growth. And yet, most ports are small and owned by the public sector. Their performance is subject to various factors relating to government policy, operational and market conditions. Although the Government has been trying to improve the sectorís performance through corporatization, its corporatization model is unique in many ways compared with reform models in other countries. This study seeks to analyse the effects of government policy, operational and market conditions among other factors, on Vietnamese seaportsí efficiency. Double-bootstrap data envelopment analysis (DEA) and univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted using the data sample of 41 ports for years 2015 and 2016. The analysis results show that the factors of production, regional location and reform policy had a significant impact on port performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:microeconomic reform, port policy, port efficiency, bootstrapped DEA, Vietnam
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Transport economics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Port infrastructure and management
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:145475
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2021-07-22
Last Modified:2021-09-28
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