Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2013 (Revised August 2013)

Vietnam: Sustaining the Growth of an Asian Tiger

by Michael E. Porter and Christian H.M. Ketels


The case tracks Vietnam's economic policy choices and performance from the end of the Vietnam war to the Doi Moi economic reforms and the economic transformation that followed. Throughout this period, the country had become a darling of the international aid community. As the country was preparing for the 2011 Party Congress, however, signs of growing economic frictions were becoming increasingly visible. The case closes by setting the scene for the challenges the new leadership was going to face.

Keywords: Conflict Management; Leadership; Policy; Transformation; Economic Growth; Developing Countries and Economies; Macroeconomics; Viet Nam;


Porter, Michael E., and Christian H.M. Ketels. "Vietnam: Sustaining the Growth of an Asian Tiger." Harvard Business School Case 713-480, January 2013. (Revised August 2013.)