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Transforming Vietnam: a quest for improved efficiency and transparency in central government procurement

Khorana, Sangeeta; Mishra, Nishikant; Kerr, William A

Authors

Sangeeta Khorana

Dr Nishikant Mishra Nishikant.Mishra@hull.ac.uk
Professor/ Head of Management Systems Subject Group

William A Kerr



Abstract

This case study on Vietnam investigates how a country's institutional framework can determine its participation in the World Trade Organization's Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). Using a cost-benefit approach, this article explores the relationship between institutional framework and procurement liberalisation, and examines how effective institutional reforms can trigger liberalisation. Findings show that the critical success factors for institutional reform are political commitment, the ability to craft an appropriate agenda, and eventual compliance with rules. There is an inverse relationship between costs and benefits of institutional reform, suggesting that Vietnam might prefer employing GPA observer status as a means for procurement liberalisation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 29, 2014
Journal Policy & Politics
Print ISSN 0305-5736
Electronic ISSN 1470-8442
Publisher Policy Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 1
Pages 109-129
APA6 Citation Khorana, S., Mishra, N., & Kerr, W. A. (2014). Transforming Vietnam: a quest for improved efficiency and transparency in central government procurement. Policy and Politics, 42(1), 109-129. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557312x655611
DOI https://doi.org/10.1332/030557312x655611
Publisher URL https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/pap/2014/00000042/00000001/art00007
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