The purpose of the study is to review the foreign practice of operating representative offices in Russia and other countries, develop criteria for their performance evaluation. The methodological framework of the study is based on the review and analysis of the existing mechanisms for evaluating performance of representative offices of foreign companies. in this study, general research methods are used: methods of empirical research, monographic method, structural-logical method, methods of multidimensional classification. For many economies, entrepreneurship is the major driving force behind economic growth. Small businesses create employment opportunities and improve the quality of people’s lives, which in turn favorably affects the country’s own development. Entrepreneurship is a powerful mechanism to reduce unemployment, which is one of the pressing issues of today. The originality and novelty of the study rely on the need to formalize and implement a systematic approach to governmental support of entrepreneurship throughout all business areas in Russia. It will positively affect the development of the economy in general and the efficiency of entrepreneurship in particular.
The purpose of the paper is to assess the impact of corporate governance on Vietnam banks’ performance measured by ROA (return on assets) and OER (operating efficiency ratio). The article uses a research method which is a quantitative research method through the construction of a binary Probit model with two aggregate variables, namely Macroeconomic indicators and financial index variables. The results are consistent with prior research findings, and more importantly, presents statistical justification for pursuing further corporate governance reforms to enhance Vietnam banks’ performance. These findings also lay a foundation for policy makers to make necessary changes to improve corporate governance (i.e role of board of directors, shareholder issues) of Vietnam banks in the future. Social Implications: the study used Vietnam listed banks’ financial data collected covering a period 2008 to 2018. The findings indicated that board size, CEO duality and large shareholder had statistically significant effect on bank performance in both ROA (return on assets) and OER (operating efficiency ratio). While institutional shareholders and foreign shareholders made no impact on Vietnam banks’ performance.