Strategic Management in Vietnam State-Owned Enterprises (SOE)

  •  Nguyen Thanh Hai    


This paper analyzes the strategic management in SOEs on the basis of a survey of 73 SOEs in Vietnam. The findings have shown that very few SOEs have a section in charge of strategic planning; they are more likely to make decisions based on the subjective experiences of leaders. Though numerous innovations have been recorded in activities of studying business philosophy, mission, objectives of Vietnam’s SOEs, these have still not totally escaped from a habit of falling into the old ways of thinking; there have still been many limitations in activities of forecasting external environment and external forecasting. The personnel system, despite the reforming, restructuring steps being under way, is still very completed at present. Activities of testing, assessing, correcting still largely for form’s sake, without clear objectives. From the research findings, the paper proposes several solutions in order to improve the performance of strategic management in Vietnam’s SOEs.

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