Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management

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ISSN / EISSN : 2588-1051 / 2588-1051
Current Publisher: Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (10.32508)
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Ân Nguyễn Vũ Hoài, Võ Thị Ngọc Thúy
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5, pp 1242-1252; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.730

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The purpose of this article is to determine and measure factors affecting the decision of choosing a bank for saving deposits of individual customers in Ben Tre province. With a convenient sampling of 279 customers aged between 20 and 65, the obtained data is analyzed by the Reliability Analysis, Exploratory Factor Analysis, and Binary Logistic regression analysis. The result suggests that contrary to assertions in previous studies, Bank Reputation does not impact individual customers' decisions when choosing the bank to deposit. Besides that, (1) Convenience, (2) Service quality, (3) Bank technology, (4) Financial benefits, (5) Reference groups have positive impacts on the decision of choosing a bank for saving deposits. The practical implications drawn from this study suggest that the Bank should develop business strategies appropriate to the market by providing services with more utilities based on modern systems and technology platforms. This study also separates the scale of the Bank Technology factor from the Convenience factor or Service quality factor. This reliable scale will be the standard for future studies in banking selection in Vietnam.
Nguyễn Văn Anh, Thảo Thị Phương Nguyễn
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.723

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In recent years, consumers are increasingly interested in corporate social responsibility activities for the community. Many companies have begun to focus on CSR activities as it can contribute to improving the company's image in customer's perception. In Vietnam, although there are also some studies about CSR, the quantity is limited and there are certain limitations. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the relationship between CSR activities and customer loyalty through trust, customer company identify, and satisfaction. With the data being collected by survey questionnaires, the authors test the model and research hypotheses by using PLS-SEM techniques. The results show that CSR activities have a positive impact on customer loyalty through factors of trust, customer company identify, and customer satisfaction. This study helps business managers to develop effective policies and to have a new perspective on CSR activities as well as its values. In addition, the positive outlook of the customers on the business will bring many benefits, contributing to improving the brand value and reputation, enhancing competitive advantages towards sustainable development.
Tran Thien Vu, Hue Hoang Hong Trinh
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.675

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Such a disruptive technology as the blockchain platform has a potential to provide value-added contributions towards multiple-disciplinary applications these days. Blockchain technology, considered as the second generation of the Internet in the digital age, has been applied in practice for various industry such as finance, healthcare, tourism, retailing, manufacturing, education, public sector, supply chains management, agri-food industry and so on. In which, supply chain operations, particularly agri-food management, becomes a prosperous beneficiary from blockchain technology. In the local context, Vietnam has been achieved the competitive advantages in agricultural production among the world in some agri-food products such as black peppercorn, cashew nuts, coffee, coconut, rice, and rubber. Furthermore, Vietnam is considered as one of pioneers in implementing blockchain technology for traceability and transparency of agri-food products across Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. However, design and implementation of the blockchain technology application in agri-food production in the case of Vietnam agriculture industry have been confronted with opportunities and challenges, besides its strengths and weaknesses in nature. This paper aims to concentrating on the analysis of Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of blockchain-applied supply chain relevant to agri-food products. In addition, the application of blockchain technology in supply chains has been expected to promote the sustainable development of Vietnam agriculture, in the accordance with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 21st century. We adopt the research method of interpretive approach to synthesize the literature and reasonably induce research conclusions. We finally prescribe some policy recommendations and implications for agri-food stakeholders such as regional policy makers, agri-food based blockchain platform designers, executives, and farmers as users in relevant to facilitate the blockchain technology for agri-food chains in Vietnam agriculture.
Lê Quốc Nghi, Nguyễn Thị Lài, Nguyễn Viết Bằng
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.699

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According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (2018), the number of travellers revisit to Vietnam in general and Binh Thuan in particular is only about 40%. Price increases in peak season, polluted environment, etc. affected the tourists' perceived risk at destination. Therefore, this research is done for the purposes of: (1) Identifying perceived risk componants; (2) Measuring the impact of those perceived risks on traveller 's revisit intention at Binh Thuan province; (3) Proposed implications for local industry managers and business managers to apply in order to increase tourists' intention to return to Binh Thuan in the near future. The research uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Qualitative research was conducted through focus group discussions. The quantitative study was conducted through interviews with 278 tourists. Research results show that: revisit intention is affected by 04 components of perceived risk: financial risk (-0.547); operational risk (-0,346); psychological - social risks (- 0.274); and, physical risk (-0,248). However, the study also has some certain limitations: firstly, the study conducted a survey during the peak tourist season in Binh Thuan. Secondly, the study only conducted a sample of 278 tourists, so it did not fully represent the research crowd.
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.691

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the extent of implementing the green growth activities of the enterprises operating in Dong Nai Industrial Park. Based on the sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation approaches, the research develop a set of indicators to evaluates green growth from enterprise perspectives. Utilizing the methodology of interviews and professional solution surveys, this set of indicators has been divided into 35 sub-criteria with 5 main groups of activities. The results drawn from the survey of 252 enterprises (classified according to the criteria of scale, field, type, location) have shown that the extent of exploiting the green growth of enterprises in Dong Nai Industrial Park has remained insignificant and inconsiderable. In general, the number of enterprises with a total implementation score of over 50 (out of a maximum of 70 points) is only 17.05%; in terms of the average score of each criterion: only 2/35 surveyed criteria (proportion of 22.85%) have average implementation evaluation score of over 1.4 ; 6/35 criteria have average score from 1.2 to 1.4; the remaining 27/35 have average score of under 1.2 (at the degree of being considered or not implemented). This set of indicators helps enterprises as well as authorities to see the reality of implementing activities that combine resource efficiency with environmental improvement, thereby making improvements to help enterprises accelerate growth, contributing to the successful implementation of the country's green growth strategy.
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.684

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The goals of competition law and policy play a notable navigator in law enforcement and lead to new rule inauguration regimes. However, Vietnam avoids signifying its goals in all two competition law versions, the Vietnamese Competition Law 2004 and the Vietnamese Competition Law 2018. The practical merger regulation has been thus confusing in the circumstances. Be continued with the lengthy controversial discussions in the academic world; the paper opens the comparative approach to other major jurisdictions. Rather than the Asian earlies system of Japanese anti-monopoly law or the European Union's primary youngest competition law, the United States antitrust law contributes to the original explanation of the law's objectives and directions. It experiences that Vietnam could maintain the diverse goals of competition law with its priority interests. Rejecting the aspect of free and fair competition, or the workable competition, the analysis traces the identification of effective competition mainly according to the European Union's perspective. Notably, the industrial policy takes a significant connection with the competition policy; however, it does not always ensure competition law enforcement. Be mainly based on Japanese historical achievement; the paper leads to an appropriate direction to resolve this complicated relationship between the two conflict but reciprocity policies. These implications will contribute to enhancing the legalization of competition law in Vietnam.
Nguyễn Thanh Huyền
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.697

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If disabled people are considered as the weak individuals in community, the handicapped children will be more vulnerable as they are lack of the ability to take care of themsselves. The disadvantage of these people is the dependence on others in many aspects of their lives. The Government has issued amble policies in order to help paralyzed people and children, specifically policies related to social security. According to the Children Law No. 102/2016/QH13, the disabled children are ranked in the top 14 of those who are having underprivileged lives. This law is really important in reducing the handicapped children's burdens in life by providing them with caring and sharing from others. Despite this attention of the Government, the policies for disabled children are given less prioritization than those for normal children and disabled adults. In fact, the policies for disabled children are the same as those for children under 6 years old as well as the disabled adults. However, there are a number of troubles from processing to implementing the policies, negatively affecting the opportunities of accessing to social security of disabled people in general and handicapped children in particular. As a result, those disadvantaged people still have many difficulties in life need to be shared from others.
Tô Thị Kim Hồng, Trần Thị Diễm Thúy
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.679

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Nowadays, environmental protection is an urgent problem which raises top concerns. Besides, green consumption is a trend encouraged to be widely implemented in many countries in the world, including Vietnam. However, in the reality of Vietnam, changing green consumer behavior in choosing products has been negligible and insignificant. With a diversified and varied population structure, Ho Chi Minh City is selected to analyze the impacts of demography and other related factors on green consumption behavior in the market. The quantitative research method is mainly used with the analysis of multiple correlation and linear regression. The results retrieved from 312 survey samples show that regarding demography, educational level, and marital status influence green consumption behavior. Besides, the results also show and measure the impacts of other factors, namely attitudes, subjective standards, environmental concerns, unavailability of green products on the green consumption behavior of consumers in Ho Chi Minh city. With the aim at promoting green consumer behavior in Ho Chi Minh City, there is a need for a change requiring the cooperation of all the Government, Enterprises, and consumers in stepping up propaganda, raising public awareness; simultaneously, orienting economic development activities associated with sustainable environmental protection.
Nga Thi Nguyen
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5, pp 1187-1199; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.689

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The main aims of this study is to explore the intention to use smart watches from consumers perspective. The study applied the extended theory of planned behavior by integrating two additional variables including: aesthetic design and perceived price in addition to variables in the original intended behavior theory model, specifically: attitudes towards smartwatch purchases, perceived behavioral control and social norms to explain consumers' intent to buy smartwatches in Nha Trang city. This study adopts partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) technique to test the reliability and validity of the measures based on a sample of 200 consumers in Nha Trang. The results indicate that five proposed hypotheses are supported by data with an increasing degree of impact, which are perceived behavioral control (ß = 0.58), attitudes towards smartwatch purchases (ß = 0.20), aesthetic design (ß = 0.15), perceived price (ß = 0.14) and social norms (ß = 0.11). The research results are expected to make significant contributions both in academic research and practical research through useful and practical recommendations for watch product consumption.
, Nguyen Ngoc Tan
Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, Volume 5; doi:10.32508/stdjelm.v5i1.704

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This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting non-performing loans of commercial banks in Vietnam for the period 2007 - 2018. The study applies the Bayesian approach and the Random-walk Metropolis-Hastings algorithm to evaluate the impact of micro and macro factors on non-performing loans of commercial banks. The dependent variable is non-performing loans, which is measured by the ratio of non-performing loans divided by total outstanding loans; the independent variables in terms of bank characteristics are non-performing loans of the previous year, profitability, bank size, bak loans, and bank capital; the macro variables are inflation and GDP growth. Research data was collected from financial statements of 30 Vietnamese commercial banks and the General Statistics Office of Vietnam from 2007 to 2018. To increase the reliability and efficiency of the model as well as reasonable Bayes inference, a convergence test of the MCMC chain was performed. The result of this study shows that non-performing loans of the previous year, bank size, bank loan, bank capital, and inflation have positive impacts on bank non-performing loans. In addition, bank profitability and GDP growth rate are factors that have the opposite effects. Based on the research results, the author proposes policy implications for the decision-makers to help banks reduce non-performing loans and promote banks to operate effectively and more efficiently.
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