Thanapat Kijbumrung

SBM Thanapat Kijbumrung
School: The Business School
Department: Management
Position: Associate Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Thanapat has been a full-time lecturer and a course leader in International Business and Management at RMIT University since 2007.  Thanapat received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016 and 2017 from the School of Business and Management, RMIT Vietnam.  Prior to joining RMIT, he was the M.B.A. Program Coordinator and Lecturer at Sripatum University Thailand.  His industry experience included holding the position of Chief of Commercial Development at a leading transportation company in Thailand. In addition, he was granted a full fee scholarship to pursue a PhD with RMIT University, Australia. His research focuses on the areas of international business, management and marketing.  In recognition of his research abilities, he was successfully awarded an RMIT Research Grant in 2016 to conduct field research.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate) -  Business and Management, RMIT University, Australia.
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Master of Science (International Business), London South Bank University, United Kingdom.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing), Assumption University of Thailand.

Through teaching research and years of employment in business Thanapat has developed expertise and knowledge in:

  • International Business
  • Managing Corporate Social Responsibility for International Business
  • Leadership & Management
  • Future of Work
  • Family Business
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Sustainable Business Development

Family Business

  • Arokiasamy, A., Smith, P. & Kijbumrung, T. (2021), Conceptualizing Post-COVID-19 Malaysia’s Tourism Recovery: An Auto-Regressive Neural Network Analysis.  Emerging Science Journal; 2021-09-06 | journal-article; DOI: 10.28991/esj-2021-sper-10; Part of ISSN: 2610-9182
  • Kijbumrung, T. & Smith, P. (2020), Exploring the factors that inhibit the export of fish sauce products to international markets International Business in the Greater Mekong sub region; 2021-01-15 | book-chapter; ISBN: 978-604-308-332-3
  • Arokiasamy, A., Smith, P., Krishnaswamy, J., Kijbumrung, T. (2021), KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND FIRM INNOVATIVENESS: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF INNOVATIVE CULTURE ON MNEs IN MALAYSIA; 2021 | journal-article; URI:
  • Smith, P., Wee, A., Anuar, S. & Kijbumrung, T. (2018), Do Western Companies Appropriately Adapt Their Indonesian Promotional Websites to an Indonesian Audience? A Study Applying Content Analysis of Cultural Cues Reveals Some Answers.  Asian Social Science; 2018-11-29 | journal-article; DOI: 10.5539/ass.v14n12p274

  • An analysis of Design-Reality Gap in Smart city Building: the case of Ho Chi Minh City (2018), RMIT University, $6000
  • An Exploratory Investigation into the Readiness of Vietnamese Companies for Blockchain Technology (2018), ACCA, All resources supplied by the ACCA.
  • ‘Digital Transformation in Vietnam’, KPMG Vietnam, $15,000
  • Emiratization in Higher Education: An Emirati Perspective (2014),  Sharjah Directorate of Human Resources, $30,000
  • Sustainability: It’s Our Business (2010), Abu Dhabi Dutyfree and Etihad Airways, $50,000


Excellence in Teaching award in 2016 and 2017, SBM

Chief of Commercial Development section of a leading transportation company in Thailand

Sripatum University, Thailand; Bangkok Express and Metro Company Thailand, RMIT University Vietnam