Free Trade Agreement; Gravity model; Total bilateral trade
The objective of this paper is to find out the effective determinants of individual productivity in Protrade Garment Co., Ltd. Then, the findings can help firms with the similar structure with this company to improve their productivity by applying recruitment or training strategies or the firms are aware of that they should improve the working conditions such as management or change the type of products can stimulate production. Taken from many previous empirical studies, the factors which affect to labor productivity with expected sign as following: Age, Experience, Worker’s level(skills), Technology, Gender, Working environment. However, the Technology is considered as constants in this thesis because the study took the data in 1 company which can be understood that there is the same technology in its four factories. The first finding of this thesis is that working environment, mainly from middle management has significant impact to productivity. Secondly, the elements which can affect to worker productivity are: (1) experienced workers are more productive than less experienced ones but it is not much (+0.67%), as it is expected from previous studies; (2) male workers are more productive than Female workers, and the ratio between 2 genders in sewing industry is not so big in this study (45%Male & 55%Female); (3) The age in sewing industry is mainly from 18 years old to 30 years old, and there is no difference in efficiency because of the age.
University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City; VNP (Vietnam – The Netherlands Programme for M.A. in Development Economics)