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Importance of human resources in building sustainable enterprises: cases of small and medium enterprises in Vietnam

Importance of human resources in building sustainable enterprises: cases of small and medium enterprises in Vietnam
Importance of human resources in building sustainable enterprises: cases of small and medium enterprises in Vietnam

The importance of human resources in building sustainable enterprises has been highlighted in numbers of studies; however, research on this topic is still scant within small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a developing country like Vietnam. By employing case studies from Vietnamese SMEs in this chapter, we demonstrate that human resources enable Vietnamese SMEs to be more sustainable in several ways, including enhancing business performance and competitive advantages, promoting the development of services and products through improving employee’s productivity, boosting the application of advanced technology, enhancing corporate social responsibility, and building organizational culture which enables employees to obey the laws as well as ensure fairness and social responsibility. We also provide management and policy-making implications and suggest avenues for future research.

Human resources, SMEs, Small and medium enterprises, Sustainable enterprises
2661-8435
277-296
Springer
Nguyen, Thang Quyet
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Nguyen, Hien Tan Thu
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Tran, Hien Thi
Phuong, Tam To
Minh Van, Huyen Thi
McLean, Gary N.
Ashwill, Mark A.
Nguyen, Thang Quyet
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Nguyen, Hien Tan Thu
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Tran, Hien Thi
Phuong, Tam To
Minh Van, Huyen Thi
McLean, Gary N.
Ashwill, Mark A.

Nguyen, Thang Quyet and Nguyen, Hien Tan Thu (2021) Importance of human resources in building sustainable enterprises: cases of small and medium enterprises in Vietnam. In, Tran, Hien Thi, Phuong, Tam To, Minh Van, Huyen Thi, McLean, Gary N. and Ashwill, Mark A. (eds.) Human Resource Development in Vietnam : Research and Practice. (Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series) Springer, pp. 277-296. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51533-1_11).

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Abstract

The importance of human resources in building sustainable enterprises has been highlighted in numbers of studies; however, research on this topic is still scant within small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a developing country like Vietnam. By employing case studies from Vietnamese SMEs in this chapter, we demonstrate that human resources enable Vietnamese SMEs to be more sustainable in several ways, including enhancing business performance and competitive advantages, promoting the development of services and products through improving employee’s productivity, boosting the application of advanced technology, enhancing corporate social responsibility, and building organizational culture which enables employees to obey the laws as well as ensure fairness and social responsibility. We also provide management and policy-making implications and suggest avenues for future research.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 19 January 2021
Published date: 2021
Additional Information: Funding Information: WISE (Workplace Improvement and Satisfaction of Employees) is a collaboration project between the Japanese Center of Productivity and the Vietnamese Center of Productivity with funding from the Japanese International Collaboration Department. This project aims at building a background for sustainable SMEs through improving working environment and employee satisfaction. The project was conducted from June 2016 to February 2018. Publisher Copyright: © 2021, The Author(s). Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: Human resources, SMEs, Small and medium enterprises, Sustainable enterprises

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Local EPrints ID: 450207
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450207
ISSN: 2661-8435
PURE UUID: 455230ea-125a-49f2-b1aa-28f28405fe9a

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Date deposited: 15 Jul 2021 16:41
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 01:49

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Author: Thang Quyet Nguyen
Author: Hien Tan Thu Nguyen
Editor: Hien Thi Tran
Editor: Tam To Phuong
Editor: Huyen Thi Minh Van
Editor: Gary N. McLean
Editor: Mark A. Ashwill

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