Title: Expansion of the Vietnamese Handicraft Industry: From Local to Global
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Author: Szydlowski, Rachael A.
Degree: Master of Arts, Southeast Asian Studies, 2008.
Advisors: Yeong-Hyun Kim PhD (Committee Chair)
Handicrafts have become increasingly popular in the global market. Countries throughout the developing world are exporting handicrafts to the developed world, creating a new source of revenue and employment. The recent development of the Vietnamese handicraft industry and the role that government policies and exporting businesses play in it are the focus of this thesis.
Handicraft villages and artisans serve as the producers of handicrafts, while handicraft exporting businesses find and provide the artisans with marketing opportunities for their products. This thesis draws upon in-depth interviews with two handicraft villages, Dong Ho and Ngoc Dong villages, as well as three exporting businesses, Craft Link, Ngoc Dong Weaving Company, and Hoa Lu Fine Arts and Handicrafts.
Vietnam; handicrafts; rural industrialization
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