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More legislative traffic on the 'Doi Moi' superhighway : technology transfer, IP and competition law in Vietnam

McBratney, Amanda (2003) More legislative traffic on the 'Doi Moi' superhighway : technology transfer, IP and competition law in Vietnam. Asia Pacific Law Review, 11(2), pp. 189-215.

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Abstract

Since 1986 Vietnam has been engaged in the transition from a centrally-controlled economy to a socialist-oriented market economy (the 'doi moi' renovation). The process for global economic integration has been slow given the magnitude of necessary reforms. Consequently technology entrepreneurs often discount Vietnam as a possible commercialization base which means that it is not realising its economic potential as a hub of technology transfer in the Asia-Pacific region. Three significant factors in the current uncertainty are Vietnam's laws on competition, intellectual property and technology transfer. Another problem is the lack of literature on these laws. This article first discusses the conceptual relationship between competition, intellectual property and technology transfer. Hopefully the article will provide some guidance for the technology entrepreneur considering foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam. The bottom line is that these laws still need further reform to bolster entrepreneurial confidence.

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ID Code: 33113
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Competition Law, Vietnam, Anti trust law
ISSN: 1019-2557
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2010 07:42
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 23:51

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