Kok Seng Kiong

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School: The Business School
Department: TBS Head Office 
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: seng.kok2@rmit.edu.vn
ORC ID: 0000-0002-4583-2797

Seng is currently Head of the Bachelor of Business Program at RMIT University Vietnam. He is also Lecturer in Finance where his teaching is focused on core financial topics such as corporate and international finance, financial risk management and derivatives, and financial markets. His research interests include examining corporate governance mechanisms within alternative financial systems, market microstructure, and blockchain use-cases and governance.

  • Ph.D. in Management Studies - University of Liverpool
  • M.Sc. International Banking and Finance - Liverpool John Moores University
  • BA(Hons) Business and Finance - Liverpool John Moores University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) 

  • Finance

  • Corporate Governance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Blockchain Use-cases And Governance
  • Emergent Technologies for Sustainability

  • Kok, S. K., and Shahgholian, A. (2023) The impact of proximity within elite corporate networks on the Shariah governance-firm performance nexus: Evidence from the global Shariah elite, Emerging Markets Review (forthcoming), DOI: 10.1016/j.ememar.2023.100998 (ABS: 2*, ABDC Ranking: A, SCI: Q1, Citescore: 6.5).
  • Kok, S. K., Akwei, C., Giorgioni, G., and Farquhar, S. (2022) On the regulation of the intersection between religion and the provision of financial services: Conversations with market actors within the global Islamic financial services sector, Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 59, online first, DOI:10.1016/j.ribaf.2021.101552 (ABS: 2*, ABDC Ranking: B, SCI: Q1, Citescore: 4.9).
  • Kok, S. K., Giorgioni, G., and Farquhar, S. (2022) The trade-off between knowledge accumulation and independence: The case of the Shariah supervisory board within the Shariah governance and firm performance nexus, Vol. 59, online first, DOI:10.1016/j.ribaf.2021.101549 (ABS: 2*, ABDC Ranking: B, SCI: Q1, Citescore: 4.9).
  • Kok, S. K. (2021)Economic digitisation and management practice, International Journal of Management Practice,Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 637 – 644 (ABS: 1*, SCI: Q4, Citescore: 0.8).
  • Kok, S. K. and Filomeni, S. (2020) The holding behavior of Shariah financial assets within the global Islamic financial sector: A macroeconomic and firm-based model, Global Finance Journal, online first, DOI:10.1016/j.gfj.2020.100557 (ABS: 2*, ABDC Ranking: A, SCI: Q2, Citescore: 2.5)
  • Kok, S. K. (2020) The branding of religious financial institutions in the UK: Conversations with market actors within the Islamic financial sector, Journal of Islamic Marketing, ahead of print, DOI: 10.1108/JIMA-01-2020-0016 (ABDC Ranking: B, SCI: Q2, Citescore: 3).
  • Giorgioni, G. and Kok, S. K. (2016) Empirical Assessment of the Finance-Growth Nexus in Frontier Markets, In Andrikopoulos et al., Handbook of Frontier Markets, U.K.: Elsevier.

  • 2023: Innovation Proof-of-Concept grant, Developing a blockchain trading platform for Vietnam’s carbon market, A$10,000, RMIT.
  • 2023: EU Horizon, Waste Management in Humanitarian Operations: Reduction and Minimisation (WORM), Project No:101135392, €205,875.
  • 2022: Research Development Grant, received $48,054 from the Ethereum foundation for research into financial technology and monetary policy.
  • 2020: Academic Development Grant, received £16,800 for student development via international mobility programme U.K.
  • 2019: Research Development Grant, received £40,000 of match funding for LCR Activate providing academic support to local SMEs in the Liverpool region U.K.
  • 2018: Research Grant, received £2,000 of mainstream quality research (QR) funding.

  • 2023: Phuong Nguyen - An integrated model for examining factors of governance mechanisms that influence performance of higher education institutions in Vietnam.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • 2021: Faculty Recognition Award, Excellence in Digital Education, Liverpool John Moores University U.K
  • 2020: Nominee, Best Teaching Team in John Moores Student Union Amazing Teaching Awards, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Academic consultant – LCR Activate

  • 2015 - 2021: Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance – Liverpool John Moores University
  • 2012 - 2015: Lecturer in International Finance – University of Wolverhampton