Abel D. Alonso

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School:  The Business School
Department: International Business
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: Hanoi Campus
Email: abel.alonso@rmit.edu.vn
ORCID: 0000-0001-6742-7373

Abel D. Alonso earned his Ph.D. degree at Lincoln University, New Zealand, an MBA, and a Bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University. He lived and worked in 10 different nations, and studied in five. Abel has conducted research on family, micro, small, and medium enterprises in Australia, Argentina, Chile, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed academic journals, and taught a range of Business-related disciplines, including international business and entrepreneurship, at universities in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.

PhD (Lincoln University, New Zealand); MBA (Western Michigan University).

International business, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management, Research methods.

Micro, small, medium and family enterprises; international business; wine entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; sustainability; community development; tourism; hospitality.

  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K., Bressan, A., O’Shea, M., Sakellarios, N., Koresis, A., Buitrago Solis, M.A., and Santoni, L.J. (2020). COVID-19, aftermath, impacts, and hospitality firms: An international perspective. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 91, 102654.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K. (2020). How could future professionals excel in wine tourism delivery? Evidence from wine regions in emerging economies. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32(10), 3157-3176.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S. and O’Brien, S. (2018). Sustainable culinary tourism and Cevicherías: a stakeholder and social practice approach. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(5), 812-831.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., and Kok, S.K., Sakellarios, N. and O’Brien, S. (2018). Micro enterprises, self-efficacy and knowledge acquisition: Evidence from Greece and Spain. Journal of Knowledge Management, 23(3), 419-438.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K. (2020). Knowledge and the family firm through generations: A knowledge-based approach in various geographic contexts. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 19(2), 239-252.
  • Bressan, A., Duarte Alonso, A. and Kok, S.K. (2021). Confronting the unprecedented: Micro and small businesses in the age of COVID-19. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, forthcoming.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K., O’Brien, S., and O’Shea, M. (2020). The significance of grassroots and inclusive innovation in harnessing social entrepreneurship and urban regeneration. European Business Review, 32(4), 667-686.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K., and O’Shea, M. (2020). Understanding the impact of family firms through social capital theory: A South American perspective. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 41, 749-761.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K., O’Brien, S. (2019). Uncertainty and adaptation in the context of Brexit: An entrepreneurial action and dynamic capabilities approach. European Business Review, 31(6), 885-909.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S.K., O’Brien, S. (2019). Understanding approaches to innovation through the dynamic capabilities lens: A multi-country study of the wine industry. International Journal of Innovation Management, 23(5), 1850054.
  • Duarte Alonso, A., and Kok, S.K. (2018). Dynamic capabilities in the context of Brexit and international wine business: An exploratory two-country study. Thunderbird International Business Review, 61(2), 277-290.

  • 2015 – Dean’s award for research achievement. School of Business, Edith Cowan University.
  • 2012 - Dean's Honour Roll for Top Researchers in the Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth.
  • 2011 - Dean's Honour Roll for Top Researchers in the Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth.

Abel grew up in a family firm involved in all aspects of the flower-production and retail supply chain, including exports, and later worked nearly 12 years in predominantly small and medium hotels in Switzerland, and in real estate management in Spain.