Author(s): Vu Thi Kim Anh, Hoang Thi Viet Ha, Dao Thu Ha, Nguyen Thi Diem Chi
The formation of industrial parks (IPs) has brought a new face to the emerging economies with a wide range of economic and social changes. Besides, representing a lot of achievements, the IPs operational activities, in an opposite view, have exposed many issues about environment, income, economic structure shift, infrastructure, etc. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the overall positive and negative impacts of IPs on socio-economic development of Vietnam in general and Thai Binh province in particular. According to the descriptive statistics analysis of SPSS20 software including 165 questionnaires which were sent to enterprises inside and outside 6 IPs in Thai Binh province to determine the average level as well as the standard deviation of survey objects, the implementation of Independent Sample T-Test amongst groups of enterprises inside and outside IPs to examine average difference between two groups, this research results stated in the article can be served as a basis for proposing solutions in order to promote the positive impacts and overcome the negative impacts of IP on socio-economic development of Thai Binh province.