A Firm Analysis Level of Supporting Industries in Hanoi

City – Vietnam: Application of Resource – Based

View and Industrial Organization


Nham Phong Tuan

School of Business, University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University

E4, 144 Xuan Thuy road, Cau Giay dist, Vietnam

Email: tuandhtm@gmail.com


Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai (Corresponding author)

Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University

1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8529, Japan

Tel: 81-80-2882-9174    Email: tuyetmai1985@hiroshima-u.ac.jp


Received: November 15, 2011               Accepted: December 20, 2011                   Published: March 1, 2012

Doi: 10.5539/ijbm.v7n5p53                    URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v7n5p53




      This paper focuses on applying the resource-based view (RBV) of firms and industrial organization (IO) of strategic management field to explain performance in supporting industries in Hanoi – Vietnam. Specifically, we based our research on the integrated framework of RBV an IO and reviewed previous empirical researches before deciding on testing relationships among organizational capabilities, industry effects, competitive advantage and performance. A multivariate analysis of survey responses of 102 firms belonging to supporting industries in Hanoi city – Vietnam indicates that the firm’s organizational capabilities contribute to its competitive advantage that in turn, affects its performance and mediates the organizational capabilities-performance relationship, and that industry effects have both direct and indirect impact in competitive advantages. These findings have considerable implication for academics as well as practitioners. Finally, this study also provides directions for future research.


       Keywords: Capabilities, Competitive advantage, Industrial organization, Performance, Resource-based view, Empirical, Supporting industries.

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