Hai Thi Hong Nguyen is a lecturer at the Department of Economic Management, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Geoff Deverteuil is a senior lecturer of Social Geography at the Cardiff School of Planning, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3WA, UK. His e-mail address is: DeVerteuilG@cardiff.ac.uk. Neil Wrigley (FBA) is a professor of Economic Geography at Geography & Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK. His e-mail address is: N.Wrigley@soton.ac.uk. Kanchana N. Ruwanpura is a senior lecturer in Development Geography at the Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP. Her e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Re-Regulation in the Post-WTO Period? A Case Study of Vietnam's Food Retailing Sector
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2014
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Growth and Change
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 377–396, June 2014
How to Cite
Nguyen, H. T. H., Deverteuil, G., Wrigley, N. and Ruwanpura, K. N. (2014), Re-Regulation in the Post-WTO Period? A Case Study of Vietnam's Food Retailing Sector. Growth and Change, 45: 377–396. doi: 10.1111/grow.12043
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2014
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: OCT 2011
Academic interest on domestic regulatory (and re-regulatory) impacts of retail foreign direct investment remains surprisingly under-researched, despite high-profile campaigns, particularly in Southeast Asia, to rein in the expansion of retail transnational corporations. This paper focuses on the trends of re-regulation of foreign retailers, particularly in the food sector, in Vietnam before and after the accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007. The findings reveal a complex layering of regulation, some of it a holdover from the pre-2007 period and some of it occurring since WTO accession, in the form of the controversial Economic Needs Test.