The Impact of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on Vietnamese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Thesis title: The Impact of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on Vietnamese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Author: Thai, Thien An
Thesis type: Bachelor thesis
Supervisor: Pernica, Karel
Opponents: Kubíček, Aleš
Thesis language: English
Abstract:
This bachelor thesis examines the impact of the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on Vietnamese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The literature review provides an overview of the EVFTA, its potential impact on Vietnamese SMEs, and previous research on the topic and relevant concepts and theories related to entrepreneurship and SMEs. The mixed methodology used in this research includes research design and approach covering the overview of the method used, data collection is particular for the quantitative method, analysis methods, sample selection, description, and interview guide used for the qualitative approach. The findings and analysis section presents an overview of the data and sample characteristics, an analysis of the influence of the EVFTA on Vietnamese SMEs, and a comparison of the experiences and perspectives of different types of SMEs. The discussion section interprets the findings to make straightforward the research questions lead by the hypothesis, provides implications for entrepreneurship theory and practice, and identifies limitations and recommendations for future research. Overall, the research findings suggest that the EVFTA positively impacts Vietnamese SMEs, including opportunities for growth and export, access to finance, technology, and strengthened legal and regulatory frameworks for business.
Keywords: Vietnamese SMEs; Entrepreneurship; Free Trade Agreement; International Trade; EVFTA
Thesis title: The Impact of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on Vietnamese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Author: Thai, Thien An
Thesis type: Bakalářská práce
Supervisor: Pernica, Karel
Opponents: Kubíček, Aleš
Thesis language: English
Abstract:
This bachelor thesis examines the impact of the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on Vietnamese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The literature review provides an overview of the EVFTA, its potential impact on Vietnamese SMEs, and previous research on the topic and relevant concepts and theories related to entrepreneurship and SMEs. The mixed methodology used in this research includes research design and approach covering the overview of the method used, data collection is particular for the quantitative method, analysis methods, sample selection, description, and interview guide used for the qualitative approach. The findings and analysis section presents an overview of the data and sample characteristics, an analysis of the influence of the EVFTA on Vietnamese SMEs, and a comparison of the experiences and perspectives of different types of SMEs. The discussion section interprets the findings to make straightforward the research questions lead by the hypothesis, provides implications for entrepreneurship theory and practice, and identifies limitations and recommendations for future research. Overall, the research findings suggest that the EVFTA positively impacts Vietnamese SMEs, including opportunities for growth and export, access to finance, technology, and strengthened legal and regulatory frameworks for business.
Keywords: EVFTA; Vietnamese SMEs; Free Trade Agreement; International Trade; Entrepreneurship

Information about study

Study programme: Bachelor of Business Administration
Type of study programme: Bakalářský studijní program
Assigned degree: Bc.
Institutions assigning academic degree: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Faculty: Faculty of Business Administration
Department: Department of strategy

Information on submission and defense

Date of assignment: 15. 2. 2023
Date of submission: 13. 12. 2023
Date of defense: 1. 2. 2024
Identifier in the InSIS system: https://insis.vse.cz/zp/84501/podrobnosti

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