Scott McDonald

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School: The Business School
Department: Business Innovation
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0002-7811-7300

Scott is an academic leader, holding a distinguished 2014 PhD in Business Entrepreneurship, seamlessly melds scholarly eminence with practical acumen bringing the real world to his students. At RMIT, the tenure spans from 2016, orchestrating three pivotal courses in Business Communications & Professional Practice, Warehouse & Distribution Channels, and Transportation & Freight Logistics.

Preceding this, a multifaceted career journey unveiled pivotal roles, including impactful guidance as the Assistant to the School President, leadership as the Head of the Department for Extracurricular Activities, and a venerated educator in both Business and Science at Vietnam Australia International School in Ho Chi Minh City since 2011, building skills from a successful career as a Manufacturing Project Manager in California, USA.

  • PhD – Nottingham Business School
  • DBA – Horizons University
  • MSc – University of Hertfordshire
  • MBA and BBA – Trinity College
  • Grad. Certificate in Digital Tertiary Learning and Teaching - RMIT
  • Certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma (CMBBSS) - Intn'l Six Sigma Institute
  • Certified Project Manager (APRM) - Intn'l Organization for Project Management
  • Certified Professional in Logistics Management (CPLM) - ISCEA

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management

Research Clusters - L&SCM - THM - Business Management

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Communication Skills

  • '• McDonald, S. D. (2017). Enhanced Critical Thinking Skills through Problem-Solving Games in Secondary Schools. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 13, 79-96.
  • Kim, E., & McDonald, S. (2018). Food Safety Labelling Management in the Green Supply Chain Management: A Direct Observational Study in the Vietnamese Retail Food Sector. Journal of International Logistics and Trade, 16(3), 95-108.
  • Kim, E., & McDonald, S. (2018). Development of the Food Safety Labeling Technique for Applied Business in the Vietnamese Retail Food Industry. Innovare Journal of Food Science, 6(2).
  • Pham, H. C., Nguyen, T. T., McDonald, S., & Tran-Kieu, N. Q. (2019). Information Sharing in Logistics Firms: An Exploratory Study of the Vietnamese Logistics Sector. The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 35(2), 87-95.
  • Huynh, M.Q., Walsh, N. & McDonald, S.D. (2019). A Broader Look at a Student Newspaper under Disruptive Changes. In InSITE 2019: Informing Science+ IT Education Conferences: Jerusalem (pp. 335-350).
  • Bouilheres, F., McDonald, S., Nkhoma, C., & Jandug-Montera, L. (2020). Defining Student Learning Experience through Blended Learning. Education and Information Technologies, 1-21.
  • McDonald, S. D., Hung, N. M., & Akbari, M. (2020). Transportation and Logistics for a Sustainable Fashion Sector. In Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Global Fashion Sector (pp. 159-182). Routledge.
  • Nguyen, Q. T., Coventry, L., McDonald, S., & Rametse, N. (2021). Ethnic Women in Son La Province, Northern Vietnam: The Entrepreneurial Landscape. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 21(1).
  • Nguyen, H.M., McDonald, S., Au, B., & Akbari, M. (2022). Benefits, Drawbacks, and Future Directions of Lean on the Fashion and Textile Industry. In: Nayak, R. (eds) Lean Supply Chain Management in Fashion and Textile Industry. Textile Science and Clothing Technology. Springer, Singapore.
  • McDonald, S. (2023). China Belt and Road Initiative. In: Clarke, S.J. (eds) Contemporary Strategic Chinese American Business Negotiations and Market Entry. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
  • Duong, A., Pham, T., Truong Quang, H., Hoang, G., McDonald, S., Hoang, H. & Pham, T. (2023). Ripple Effect of Disruptions on Performance in Supply Chains: An Empirical Study. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
  • Nguyen, T.T., Duc, T.T., McDonald, S., & Binh, A.D.T. (2023). Applying Theory of Constraints in Food Safety Management Across Supply Chains: The Viewpoints of Chinese and Vietnamese Fishery Exporters. In Business Innovation for the Post-pandemic Era in Vietnam (pp. 107-118). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.

  • 2016 RMIT ECR Internal Grant - $3000
  • 2017 RMIT ECR Internal Grant - $3000
  • 2018 RMIT L&T Internal Grant - $3000

  • Eunsung Kim - PhD (Food Safety Labeling)
  • Mai Do - PhD (Student Intentions)

  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) - HEA
  • RMIT Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions
  • RMIT Award for Research Excellence & Social Impact
  • RMIT Award for Research Impact and Engagement

  • Logistics Consultant for EALV (Express Manufacturing Asia Limited Vietnam)
  • Analyze and optimize supply chain processes for efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Suggest logistics strategies tailored to the unique regional and local market dynamics.
  • Collaborate to implement solutions for transportation challenges.
  • Provide guidance on regulatory compliance and when importing in Vietnam.
  • Offer improvements on performance and sustainability in the southern Vietnam region.

  • 2016 - Present: RMIT University
  • 2011 - 2016: Vietnam Australia Intn’l School
  • 2004 - 2011: EMI, California, USA
  • 2002 - 2004: Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, California, USA 
  • 1999 - 2002: Alsius Corporation, California, USA