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Nghiên cứu sinh Bùi Cẩm Vân bảo vệ luận án tiến sĩ

Vào 14h00 ngày 27/04/2024 tại P501 Nhà A2, Trường Đại học Kinh tế Quốc dân tổ chức lễ bảo vệ luận án tiến sĩ cho NCS Bùi Cẩm Vân, chuyên ngành Quản trị kinh doanh bằng tiếng Anh, với đề tài: Coping with institutional logics: A study of returnee entrepreneurs in Vietnam.
Thứ sáu, ngày 29/03/2024


Dissertation title: Coping with institutional logics: A study of returnee entrepreneurs in Vietnam
Specialization: Business Administration, E-PhD Program         Specialization code: 9340101
PhD candidate: Bùi Cẩm Vân                    
Supervisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyễn Thành Hiếu

Original contributions on academic and theoretical aspects

This dissertation has made some theoretical contributions. This study extended prior institutional logic literature by investigating cases where logics from different national borders coexist and guide behaviors, moving beyond logics within a certain geographic boundary (Greenwood, Díaz, Li, & Lorente, 2010; Lounsbury, 2007). By investigating returnee entrepreneurs (REs), where logics from different national borders coexist, this research has demonstrated how logics can coexist and how returnee entrepreneurs respond to institutional complexity by effectively navigating different demands of coexisting logics and combining them differently into different practices. Second, this research also expands the existing institutional literature by responding to various calls for research about the possibility of entrepreneurs to shape institutions (Gruenhagen, Davidsson, & Sawang, 2020; Sine & David, 2010). Contrast to previous studies, this research has shown that small businesses, such as REs’ ventures, can also initiate institutional changes. Third, while previous studies have mainly focused on the process through which behavior can bring about institutional change (McGaughey, 2013; Rao, Monin, & Durand, 2003), this research stands out as one of the first to investigate the antecedents of institutional change behaviors and illustrate how innovation logics can drive such behaviors. The research also highlighted the role of perceived effectiveness in supporting behavioral decision-making.

Recommendations derived from the findings of the dissertation 

This dissertation has produced some recommendations for returnee entrepreneurs and for governments of returnee entrepreneurs’ home country. The research suggests that contributing to institutional change will not only beneficial for the home country, but also proves advantageous for REs’ ventures, especially those offering innovative products. Additionally, this study suggested that in order for REs to conduct institutional change behaviors, REs should (1) acknowledge about their ability to influence change on institutions in order to conduct such behaviors and (2) build their firms by developing their internal resources. Moreover, this research suggest that government initiatives should focus on supporting and nurturing entrepreneurial activities that drive innovation within institutions to foster institutional change behaviors. Additionally, policymakers should establish platforms that facilitate the collection of feedback and comments from entrepreneurs.