Brand and Brand Valuation for Vietnamese Enterprises: Current Situation and Solutions

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Faculty of Business & Law
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE

BRAND AND BRAND VALUATION
FOR VIETNAMESE ENTERPRISES:
CURRENT SITUATION
AND SOLUTIONS

STUDENT: DANG HAI YEN
Student ID: 77090531
Dissertation Supervisor: PHAM XUAN HOAN

2010 - 2011

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW
MAITF VIETNAM ASSIGNMENT HAND-IN FORM

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Student ID:77090531
Level of Study:Master
Module Title:Dissertation
Course Title:Master of Art in International Trade & Finance Supervisor:Pham Xuan Hoan
Student Name:Dang Hai Yen
Word count:16.827

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ABSTRACT

It can be said that building brand has been an urgent issue for Vietnamese enterprises and government. Although there are a lot of studies on brand valuation over the years but in Vietnam, the awareness of building and developing brands is currently still misunderstanding because of the lack of awareness about brand and its values, therefore, many firms neglected to manage this asset. Furthermore, regarding legal, brand equity protection in particular and intellectual property rights in general are still limited in Vietnamese companies as well as the coordination between them and relevant legal authorities. Besides, there has not any legal documents instructing enterprises to value brand and although the intellectual property law has a regulation on contributing money by patents, the valuation of brand has not been considered. The research will make contribution to raise the Vietnamese firms’ awareness of the importance of brand and brand valuation as well as reflect the existent problems relating to brand issues in legal system in the country. From then on, the paper will recommend some solutions to help Vietnamese enterprises develop and value their brand.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to send my sincere thanks to Mr Pham Xuan Hoan, my enthusiastic supervisor because of his guides and feedbacks which are extremely hepful for me to write the dissertation.
I would also like to say my sincere thanks to research method module lecturer Steve Carter and dissertation module lecturer Otter, Dorron W who I really admire their advance background knowledge which are indispensable for me to complete the disseration..

Finally I would like to express my many thanks to the AOF’s international training project managers, my husband and daughter, my friends because of all support to me during the dissertation process.

table of contents
ABSTRACT3
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS4
Chapter I: Introduction9
1. Background9
2. Significance of study12
3. Research Aim, Major Research Question
and Individual Research Objectives13
4.1 The research aims 13
4.2 Objectives: 13
4.3 Major research questions13
Chapter II: Literature Review
1. BRAND and BRAND VALUE14
1.1. Understanding of the history of branding14
1.2. Brand definition15
1.3. Trademark definition16
1.4. The function of brand17
1.4.1. Regarding customers17
1.4.2.Brand’s functions from Companies’ perspectives19 1.5. The definition of brand valuation23
1.5.1.Customer perspective24
1.5.2.Fanancial perspective30
1.6. The significance of raising
a company’s brand valuation31
1.7. The need of valuing a brand31
1.8. The benefit of brand valuation33

2. APPROACHES TO BRAND...
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