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Article
Publication date: 18 December 2019

Huy Duc Dang, Au Hai Thi Dam, Thuyen Thi Pham and Tra My Thi Nguyen

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to explain access to formal and informal credit in agriculture of Vietnam; and to compare the effectiveness between regular econometrics and…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to explain access to formal and informal credit in agriculture of Vietnam; and to compare the effectiveness between regular econometrics and machine learning techniques.

Design/methodology/approach

The multinomial logit (MNL) regression model and the random forest (RF) technique are employed for comparison purposes. To avoid heteroskedasticity, the robust covariance matrix is computed to estimate the sandwich estimator which in turn provides an asymptotic covariance matrix for biased estimators. Additionally, multicollinearity is tested among independent variables with variance inflation factors less than 3. Adequacy approach and sensitivity analysis are used to determine relevant levels of predictors. For models comparison, statistical evaluation metrics including Cohen’s κ, mean absolute error, root mean squared error and relative absolute error are employed.

Findings

The discrepancy between sensitivity analysis and adequacy approach revealed that MNL is more compatible for explaining determinants of credit participation. Due to insignificant differences in the evaluation metrics between models, the winner of choice is undetermined. Among other determinants, collateral, farmsize, income, procedure, literacy and all risk variables stand out to be critical factors when deciding borrowing schemes. While financially literate farmers tend to acquire loans from both sources, borrowing decisions against different risk sources depend on risk type and famers’ own desire to borrow.

Originality/value

Results of the MNL model are more consistent with literatures, which reinforce the role of collateral in the local credit scheme. Besides, financial literacy and farmers’ perception on different risk sources also influence how farmers’ borrowing strategies vary among sources.

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Agricultural Finance Review, vol. 80 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-1466

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Article
Publication date: 3 July 2023

Duong Tuan Nguyen, Thi Ngoc Hoai Nguyen, Van Binh Luu, Van Khanh Bui and Tra My Nguyen

This study aims to explore the impact of personality traits on self-perceived employability (SPE) and test if the associations are mediated by knowledge sharing (KS) through…

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Purpose

This study aims to explore the impact of personality traits on self-perceived employability (SPE) and test if the associations are mediated by knowledge sharing (KS) through online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the moderation effect of trust in the relationship between KS and SPE was examined.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on Big Five Personality Trait Model and KS model, the authors proposed and tested the research framework with 341 samples collected from university students who experienced online learning during the social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measurement model was assessed to confirm the validity and reliability of the structure, then hypothesis testing was performed with the partial least square-structural equational model (PLS-SEM).

Findings

The results showed that extraversion and agreeableness positively affected SPE through KS. Moreover, trust played a moderating role on the effect of KS on SPE.

Practical implications

Based on the research findings, the authors suggest that academic institutions, especially universities, should provide opportunities for students to explore their personality traits. Second, the university should organize specific activities that promote knowledge sharing among students. Third, the university should encourage the creation of platforms aimed at sharing knowledge in a reliable way that increases trust in responsiveness.

Originality/value

The present study contributes to the literature on SPE by presenting immediate empirical evidence on the relationship between personality traits and SPE, along with mediating and moderating effects. These findings provide meaningful implications for higher education institutions that implement online learning during challenging circumstances.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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Article
Publication date: 31 August 2022

Tra My Nguyen, Duc Phan and Greeni Maheshwari

The authors explore the state of internationalization of accounting education as perceived by accounting academics, accounting employers, and accounting students in Vietnam. Based…

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Purpose

The authors explore the state of internationalization of accounting education as perceived by accounting academics, accounting employers, and accounting students in Vietnam. Based on data collected, authors draw recommendations to better facilitate internationalization of accounting education in Vietnam.

Design/methodology/approach

With a qualitative approach, the authors use content analysis (materials from 27 universities) and semi-structured interviews (28 participants) to explore the state of internationalization of accounting education as perceived by academics, employers, and students in Vietnam.

Findings

The authors identify the extent of and challenges in internationalization of accounting education in Vietnam, including language barrier, teaching approach, and budgetary constraints. Practical recommendations are drawn to help overcome challenges and facilitate progress.

Originality/value

The study integrates two fields of research: accounting and education, particularly through addressing in-depth perspectives of a broad range of stakeholders in addition to a detailed examination of archival contents. Practical recommendations are proposed for short term, medium term, and long term.

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Asian Review of Accounting, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1321-7348

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2022

Matthew J.W. McLarnon, Ian R. Gellatly, David A. Richards and Ofer Arazy

Past research on the motivational processes underpinning knowledge sharing has assumed that the sharing processes are similar for all individuals. Yet, sharing is a fundamental…

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Purpose

Past research on the motivational processes underpinning knowledge sharing has assumed that the sharing processes are similar for all individuals. Yet, sharing is a fundamental affiliative behavior, and the sharing processes can differ between people. This study aims to propose and test a model of the moderating influence that employee attachment patterns have on the theory of reasoned action (TRA)-defined knowledge sharing processes.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors administered a questionnaire to 1,103 employees from a range of industries who participated in an online Qualtrics survey. Advanced forms for structural equation modeling and latent profile analysis were used to assess the proposed model.

Findings

The results revealed that participants in the study exhibited the latent profiles corresponding to secure, dismissive, preoccupied and fearful patterns. The preoccupied cohort had the lowest knowledge sharing behavior, yet the strongest links within the sharing process. Secure, dismissive and fearful had similar sharing levels, but the strength of the TRA-defined processes differed. These findings underscore equifinality: although sharing may be approximately equal across different attachment patterns, the fundamental processes underpinning sharing differ.

Research limitations/implications

The authors used self-report data, given that sharing attitudes, norms and intentions may not be overly amenable to ratings even from well-acquainted others. Further, the use of advanced analytical methods helps to minimize common method concerns. Additionally, causal mechanisms underscoring the TRA have been demonstrated (Ajzen and Fishbein, 2005), allowing us to explore the moderating role of attachment patterns.

Practical implications

This study speaks to the importance of considering employees’ attachment patterns, and developing comprehensive intra-organizational norms, policies and systems that support and encourage knowledge sharing from employees with a variety of attachment patterns.

Originality/value

This study uniquely contributes to knowledge sharing literatures by incorporating attachment patterns as moderators within the TRA-defined sharing processes. The authors provide important insights on the role of individuals’ attachment patterns have for knowledge sharing behaviors, but also highlight how structure of knowledge sharing differed across subgroups of employees, determined based on their dispositional attachment pattern.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 27 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Article
Publication date: 25 May 2023

Muhammad Ashraf Fauzi, Mai Nguyen and Ashish Malik

The purpose of this study is to review the role of knowledge-sharing and its association with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). TPB is the most used theory in understanding…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to review the role of knowledge-sharing and its association with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). TPB is the most used theory in understanding knowledge-sharing behavior in many contexts.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the bibliometric approach, this study extracted and analyzed 229 journal articles on the Web of Science. In addition, two analyses (bibliographic coupling and co-word) were performed to provide science mapping in presenting the knowledge structure on the present and future research direction on knowledge-sharing and TPB.

Findings

The findings of this study suggest that two stand-out clusters are determinants and antecedents of knowledge-sharing behavior based on TPB and the role of the virtual platform and social media in facilitating knowledge-sharing among users.

Research limitations/implications

This study will benefit researchers and scholars in studying individual behavioral traits underpinning TPB in achieving organizational excellence.

Originality/value

This study extends the findings of the previous review because of their limitations on methods. This study confirms the determinants of knowledge-sharing intention and behavior. However, this study suggests integrating TPB with other theories to provide more insights into knowledge-sharing behavior and use online and technology-based platforms to facilitate knowledge-sharing behavior.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 28 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2018

Nguyen Dong Phong, Nguyen Huu Khoi and Angelina Nhat-Hanh Le

Mobile shopping is the current trend for firms to conduct business, having great advantages over electronic shopping as well as traditional shopping. The purpose of this paper is…

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Purpose

Mobile shopping is the current trend for firms to conduct business, having great advantages over electronic shopping as well as traditional shopping. The purpose of this paper is to discuss not only the driving forces of mobile shopping behaviors from the theory of reasoned action (TRA) perspective, but also the additional promotion and barrier sides of the mobile business.

Design/methodology/approach

A structural equation modeling approach with latent constructs is applied on a self-administered survey data of 208 Vietnamese consumers to test the hypotheses.

Findings

The results of this study have proved the predictive power of TRA in exploring consumer behavior in the context of mobile shopping. Also, both promotion and barrier variables have significantly strong impacts on the intention to adopt mobile shopping.

Research limitations/implications

Future studies would benefit from investigating other variables (e.g. specific aspects of trust and risk) and using actual behavior (e.g. online purchases).

Practical implications

Business managers should pay attention to both promotion and barrier factors to understand how and why Vietnamese consumers adopt mobile shopping.

Originality/value

This pioneering study adapts the TRA model with extended promotion and barrier variables to explain mobile shopping in the context of Vietnam.

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Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2515-964X

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Book part
Publication date: 1 September 2022

Thiện Nguyễn Hoàng

This chapter provides information on the development of Vietnamese education under the influence of global forces based on the analysis of relevant education research and policies

Abstract

This chapter provides information on the development of Vietnamese education under the influence of global forces based on the analysis of relevant education research and policies using Wolhuter’s frameworks. In the process of coming up with ways to develop education in the face of different influences of globalization, besides having reactions with patterns commonly found in countries around the world, Vietnam also has responses that reflect its own political, sociocultural and economic characteristics. The state still plays a controlling role in education at all levels and many culture-related features that have existed throughout the country’s history have hardly changed, namely aspects related to teachers, learners and teaching and learning methods. To sustain its education in the globalized era, Vietnam must make more efforts in various aspects such as the link between education and employment, the logic of education objectives, the feasibility and appropriateness of curricula, quality of education, especially of higher education and equality in education for underprivileged groups.

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World Education Patterns in the Global South: The Ebb of Global Forces and the Flow of Contextual Imperatives
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-681-3

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Article
Publication date: 3 October 2023

Tuan Duong Nguyen, Thuy Thi Nguyen and Phuong Cam Nguyen

This study aimed to investigate the impact of job embeddedness (JE) on the turnover intention (TI) of the public sector with the mediating effect of the individual factor (i.e…

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Purpose

This study aimed to investigate the impact of job embeddedness (JE) on the turnover intention (TI) of the public sector with the mediating effect of the individual factor (i.e. life satisfaction [LS]) and the moderating effect of the leadership style (i.e. ethical leadership [EL]).

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopted a quantitative design to collect data from 236 employees working in the public sector in Vietnam through field research using structured questionnaires. Data were analysed using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) to test the hypotheses.

Findings

The results show that JE negatively affects the TI of public sector employees through the mediation effect of LS. Additionally, this study indicates that EL moderates the relationship between JE and TI.

Practical implications

This study implies that public sector stakeholders should consider both individual and contextual factors to manage and retain employees. In addition to addressing employees' embeddedness with the organisation and community and their LS, public organisations need to focus on hiring, training and promoting ethical leaders.

Originality/value

This study highlights the role of embeddedness within both the organisation and the community, along with the role of EL in the LS and TI of public sector employees.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 36 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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Article
Publication date: 14 January 2022

Nayel Al Hawamdeh and Malek AL-edenat

The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate the moderating effect of humble leadership on the relationship between different intrinsic and extrinsic motivational…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate the moderating effect of humble leadership on the relationship between different intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors and employee’s knowledge-sharing intention.

Design/methodology/approach

Responses of 236 employees in public organisations in the country of Jordan were collected via the completion of an online survey. The study data was analysed using structural equation modelling.

Findings

This study found that humble leadership support positively moderated the effect of intrinsic motivational factors (i.e. self-efficacy and enjoyment) on KS intention, while such leadership does not moderate the relationship between extrinsic motivational factors (i.e. rewards and reciprocity) and KS intention.

Originality/value

This study increases the understating of the conditions under which employees’ knowledge-share by exploring the moderating effect of humble leadership behaviour on motivational factors and KS intention in public organisations, particularly in the context of a developing country.

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VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, vol. 54 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2059-5891

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Article
Publication date: 14 October 2019

Cham Nguyen

The purpose of this paper is to concern the community festival of a Jing minority village in the China–Vietnam border area. Since it was designated as a national-level Intangible…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to concern the community festival of a Jing minority village in the China–Vietnam border area. Since it was designated as a national-level Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, the festival has undergone many changes. The festival has steadily expanded and evolved, assuming characteristics of globalization. How is the globalized character of the Wanwei festival manifested? What are the forces behind the elevation of this local festival onto the register of national events and how did it turn into an event organized by the township?

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on the results of the author’s research on the culture of Kinh people in Wanwei from 2000 to the present. From the anthropological approach, the author mainly uses method of participant observation and in-depth interviews. The author has observed the Wanwei communal festival from 2000 to the present, interviewing about 40 villagers in Wanwei in depth, they can be leaders, intellectuals, civil servants, officials or working people.

Findings

The paper is a case study of the new aspect of globalization of a village festival. The author argues that globalization can lead to a spread of global flows but in this process of globalization, villagers also want to define the local identity, they reinvent the tradition, rewrite history, create new nuances for the gods with many different purposes. Practicing the current Wanwei village festival is a vivid example of globalization from below and the politics of tradition.

Originality/value

The paper adds a theoretical dimension to current globalization research. The paper also points out the political, economic and social dynamics that govern the transformation of a village festival in particular and the village culture in general in the border areas. The paper is a testament to the dynamism and flexibility of villagers when participating in the current globalization process.

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Asian Education and Development Studies, vol. 9 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-3162

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