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Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Research in Management & Technovation

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 28

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on logistics firms in Vietnam

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2021KM21

Citation: Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Research in Management & Technovation, Vu Dinh Khoa, Shivani Agarwal, Gloria Jeanette Rincon Aponte, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga, Vijender Kumar Solanki, Ewa Ziemba (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 28, pages 99103 ()

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Abstract. The paper examines the impact of Coronavirus epidemic on logistics companies in Vietnam and firm responses. Results show that most firms are negatively affected by the pandemic, micro and small businesses are hit the hardest. Coping strategies of firms often involve COVID-prevention practices as required by the government with little investment on technological application and human resource development. Analysis concludes that Vietnamese logistics companies are not well-prepared for crises, especially firms of small sizes which partly show resistance to new digitalizing practices despite the current circumstances brought on by the pandemic


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