Hoang Vu

Doctor of Philosophy
Study Completed: 2017
Massey Business School


Thesis Title
Relationships between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Performance: The role of Family Involvement amongst Small Firms in Vietnam

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The interaction between being entrepreneurial and having owner-manager's family involved in the firm requires further exploration in terms of firm-level performance and the employees' well-being. Mr Vu examined multiple small firms and employees in Vietnam and found that the family's commitment and values strengthen a positive impact of being entrepreneurial on firm performance. His research confirmed that family ownership in small firms reduces the negative impacts of owner-manager's risk-taking on employee's job satisfaction and organisational commitment. In addition, he found that employees with a high intention to leave a job are more likely to think about starting a new business venture. Mr Vu's research highlights the need to focus on the study context beyond the Western economies in entrepreneurship and organisational research. His research extends our understanding of the intersections between being entrepreneurial, having family involved in business, and organisational outcomes in Vietnamese small businesses.

Professor Stephen Kelly
Professor Jarrod Haar
Dr Shane Scahill