South China Sea Development staff and consultants produce a variety of reports, cases, articles, books, and other professional and technical documents. Most of this work is proprietary and confidential for our clients' use only. However, a few items of general interest are linked below.

Corporate Governance & Boards of Directors:

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An Introduction to Corporate Governance: A Global Concept for Vietnamese Enterprizes. Thomas Frisenberg, Mads Svendsen, and Roger H. Ford. 2002. Working Paper was prepared with funding from SIRED/DANIDA for the Fisheries sector as part of training company leaders on corporate governance and boards of directors.

Gioi Thieu ve Mo Hinh Giam Sat Dieu Hanh Doanh Nghiep - Mot Khai Niem Toan Cau Danh cho Cac Doanh Nghiep Viet Nam: Thomas Frisenberg, Mads Svendsen, va Roger H. Ford.  2002.

Boardroom Basics: A Pocket Guide for Directors. Roger H. Ford. 1998. This guide book is based on a series of articles written by South China Sea Development Chairman Roger Ford for Director’s Monthly, the regular publication of the National Association for Corporate Directors ( NACD ).

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Boards of Directors and the Privately-Owned Firm: A Guide for Owners, Officers, and Directors. Roger H. Ford.1992. Quorum Books, New York. Includes a summary of the author's ground breaking corporate governance study of the Inc. 500.

Competitiveness Strategy:

Five More Years: :(Cover Story on Vietnam's 10th Communist Party Congress), Vietnam Economic Times - No. 147 [2006-05-01]. Dr. Ford is interviewed and quoted here, along with Vietnam Communist Party Secretary General Nong Duc Manh, concerning the first 20 years of Vietnam's renovation policy and prospects for the next five years.

Increasing Competitiveness in Bat Trang Village: A Case in Cluster Competitiveness. Roger H. Ford, Ph.D., Jennifer V. Herink, and, Tran Thu Hien. This report is a case study which explores the process of creating an industry cluster in a rural handicraft village in northern Vietnam. The case was prepared with funding from the United States Agency for International Development, and was used as part of a Competitiveness Education Workshop series for Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Thai business and economic faculty.

Education Capacity Building:

De Xay Dung Lai Mot Nen Kinh Te Manh Cua Viet Nam Thi Phai Co Nen Giao Duc Tam Co Quoc Te: (In Order to Build a Strong Economy in Vietnam, You Must Have an International Standard Education System). Roger H. Ford. Ban Tin dai Hoc Quoc Gia Hanoi (Vietnam National University Monthly Journal), September, 2000. This article is a reprint of a speech given by South China Sea Development’s Chairman Roger Ford to then Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Kha Phieu on the importance of modernizing Vietnam’s education system. (Article written in Vietnamese only, English translation is available from the author.)

Marketing and Customer Care:

Customer Care at Vietnam Airlines: A Case Study. Roger H. Ford. 2000. Prepared for use in conjunction with Customer Care executive training course for Vietnam Airlines. (English and Vietnamese.)