chapter  3
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Vietnam – culture and economy: dyed-in-the-wool tigers? A DA M FFORDE

In this chapter I examine the state of Vietnam’s economy in the late 1990s and early 2000, and place this in a wider context. Despite the reputation of economics as a profoundly boring discipline, I will also try to show how important cultural elements of Vietnamese society both reflect – and also more interestingly for issues relating to economic development – have deeply influenced Vietnam’s changing development style.