Reza Akbari

School: The Business School
Department: Business Innovation
Position: Program Manager & Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Dr Reza Akbari is an Award-Winning Educator and Program Manager at RMIT University Vietnam. Reza has been the recipient of "Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award" in 2019.

DBA, MBA, Grad Cert TTL, BBA, Dip SCM

Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management

Integrated, Reverse and Green Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Emerging Technologies, Operations Management, Strategic Outsourcing, Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Pollution Reduction, Anywhere Working, and Smart Cities.


  • Akbari M. & Ha, N. 2020, ‘Impact of additive manufacturing on the Vietnamese transportation industry: An exploratory study’, The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, (In Press). (Scopus Quartile: Q2, H-Index 13, CiteScore 1.67).
  • Nayak, R., Akbari, M. & Maleki Far, S., 2019, ‘Recent Sustainable Supply Chain Management Trends in Vietnam Fashion Industry ‘, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 225, pp. 291-303. (ABDC Rank: A, Scopus Quartile: Q1, H-Index 150). 
  • Akbari, M. & Hopkins, J. 2019, ‘An Investigation into Anywhere Working as System for Accelerating the Transition of HCMC to a More Liveable City’, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 209, pp. 665-679. (ABDC Rank: A, Scopus Quartile: Q1, H-Index 150).
  • Schinckus, S., Akbari, M. & Clarke S., 2019, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in Sustainable Supply Chain Development: An Econo-Bibliometric Perspective, The Theoretical Economic Letters, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 247-270. (H5-Index 12, Citation 1.7) 
  • Akbari, M. 2018, ‘Outsourcing Logistics: A Structured Literature Review’, Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 1548-1580. (ABDC Rank: B, Scopus Quartile: Q2, H-Index 54) 
  • Maleki Far, S., Akbari, M. & Clarke, S. 2017, 'The Effect of IT Integration on Supply Chain Agility Towards Market Performance (a Proposed Study)', Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, Informing Science Institute, vol. 20, pp. 99-117. (Scopus Quartile: Q3, H Index 22) 
  • Clarke, S., Akbari, M. & Maleki Far, S. 2017, ‘Vietnam Trade Policy: A Developing Nation Assessment’, Informing Science: International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies, vol. 1, pp. 13-37. (Scopus Quartile: Q3, H-Index 22).  
  • Akbari, M. & Hopkins, J. 2016, ‘The Changing Business Landscape in Iran: Establishing Outsourcing Best Practices’, Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 184-197. (ABDC Rank: C, Google Scholar H-Index 13).  



  • Dharmasiri, P.L., Kavalchuk, I. & Akbari, M. 2019, ‘Implementation Traffic Control Algorithm for Multi-AGV System’, 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (15-18 December).
  • Cheng, M.C. & Akbari, M. 2019, ‘Application of a Port Evaluation Framework on Trade Facilitation Policy’ 12th International Conference of Asian Shipping and Logistics (ICASL 2019), RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (27-29 June).
  • Akbari, M., Dang-Pham, D., Hoang, AP., McClelland, R. & Nkhoma, M. 2019 ‘28 Years of Outsourcing Logistics Research: An Analysis of Prominent Themes and Research Collaborations’, 12th International Conference of Asian Shipping and Logistics (ICASL 2019), RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (27-29 June).
  • Akbari, M. & Ha, N. 2019 ‘Impact of additive manufacturing on the Vietnamese transportation industry’, 12th International Conference of Asian Shipping and Logistics (ICASL 2019), RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (27-29 June).
  • Maleki Far, S. & Akbari, M. 2018, ‘IT Competence, Supply Chain Agility, and Organisational Culture in Large Manufacturing of a Multinational Country’ 3rd Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) Conference, RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (24-25 June).
  • Akbari, M., Clarke, S., Dang-Pham, D. & Nkhoma, M. 2017, ‘Empirical social network analysis in sustainable supply chain in Vietnam’, Proceedings of the 31st Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Melbourne, Australia (4-8 December).  
  • Akbari, M., Clarke, S. & Maleki Far, S. 2017, ’Outsourcing Best Practice – The Case of Large Construction Firms in Iran’, Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference, Vietnam, pp. 39-50. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (31 July - 5 August). 
  • Clarke, S, Chan, P, Akbari, M. & Smith, W 2017, ’Understanding Culture between China and US Business’, Proceeding of Akademika Nusa International (ANI), pp. 17. Shanghai, China (June 24-25). 

  • Assessing Corporate Citizenship in Vietnam, funded by KPMG Australia (US$20,000) - 2019
  • Total of US$20,258 RMIT Competitive Internal Grants - 2017 & 2018

  • 2 PhD students in progress
  • Several Master student’s completion

  • Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award - RMIT 2019
  • Best Paper Award 2019 - the 12th International Conference of Asian Shipping & Logistics (ICASL 2019)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Certificate - the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2018
  • Four times honored with the Certificate of Recognition of Excellence in Teaching in 2016 and 2017 - RMIT University Vietnam
  • Outstanding Performance Rating in 2017 and 2018 - RMIT University Vietnam 

  • 2012-2015 - Senior Officer (Data Configuration Systems), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009-2012 - Store Manager, IGA Express, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006-2009 - ICT Business Analyst, Self-Employed
  • 2004-2006 - Operations Manager, SRE Group Co.
  • 2002-2004 - Assistant Sales Manager, Darya Soft Pty. Co.

  • 2020-Current - Senior Lecturer & Course Coordinator, RMIT University Vietnam
  • 2019-Current - Program Manager (Bachelor of Business – Logistics & Supply Chain Management), RMIT University Vietnam
  • 2016–2019 - Lecturer & Course Coordinator, RMIT University, Vietnam
  • 2016 - Lecturer & Course Coordinator, Australian Institute of Business (AIB), Adelaide, Australia
  • 2015 - Lecturer & Course Coordinator, Asia Pacific International College (APIC), Melbourne, Australia
  • 2013 - Lecturer • Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011 - Lecturer • Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Vietnam Supply Chain (VSC)
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)