Culture, knowledge and development in Vietnam: Local oasis or global empire?

Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Graeme Johanson

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    Abstract

    A series of differences between traditional rural Vietnamese culture is contrasted with national representations and modern global conceptions of knowledge. Traditional culture both inhibits and stimulates good knowledge promotion. It is argued that there are longstanding features of Vietnamese rural society which would benefit from several wide-ranging initiatives recommended for the future. These initiatives would assist in mediating between the past and the future, and in the development of constructive local practice by national provision of useful knowledge by means of fully networked information and communications technologies. The research is based on an analysis of official publications from Vietnam and recent commentaries about Vietnam, as well as fieldwork evidence from October 2004 to May 2005 and case studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLocal and Global in Knowledge Management - Why Culture Matters, Proceedings of the 8th Australian Conference of Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support
    Pages95-119
    Number of pages25
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
    Event8th Australian Conference of Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support - Why Culture Matters: The Local and Global in Knowledge Management, ACKMIDS'2005 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 5 Dec 20056 Dec 2005

    Publication series

    NameLocal and Global in Knowledge Management - Why Culture Matters, Proceedings of the 8th Australian Conference of Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support

    Conference

    Conference8th Australian Conference of Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support - Why Culture Matters: The Local and Global in Knowledge Management, ACKMIDS'2005
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period5/12/056/12/05

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