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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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posted on 2023-05-21, 01:00 authored by Le, PT, Hong-Oanh NguyenHong-Oanh Nguyen
Located in Southeast Asia as one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world and close to north-south shipping routes, Vietnam’s 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 sector’s 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 seaports’ 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.


Publication title

Applied Economics










Australian Maritime College


Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd

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4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, England, Oxfordshire, Ox14 4Rn

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Socio-economic Objectives

Management; Public sector productivity; Port infrastructure and management