Nguyen Quang Trung

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School: School of Business & Management
Department: Management
Position: Associate Professor, Head of Department
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: trung.nguyen@rmit.edu.vn
Phone: (+84) (0)28 3622 3664
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-7809
  • Business and Economic Analysis (Post-grad programs, RMIT) 

  • Micro/Macro Economics and Political Economy of International Business (Undergrad programs, RMIT); 

  • Public management, and digital government management - short course (post-grad programs at Open University, 2012-2015).

2008-2011: PhD in Management

  • Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Australia
  • Monash University Graduate Scholarship - allowance - (2009-2011)
  • Scholarship of the faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University - tuition fee - (2009-2011)
  • Vietnam Government Doctoral Scholarship (2008)

2000-2002: Master of Arts in Economics

  • Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands in collaboration with the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Dutch Government Postgraduate Award

1995-2000: Bachelor of Business (Major: Foreign Trade)

  • University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

  • Business and Economic Analysis, 
  • Political Economy of International Business, 
  • Leading and Managing Smart Transformation in Business and Government
  • Global value chains, economics of development, digital transformation and public management (Managing smart transformation research cluster). 
  • Lead of Smart & Sustainable Cities Hub, School of Business and Management, RMIT Vietnam 
  • Macdonald R., Nguyen T.Q. (2022) Vietnam: Open, Growing, but with so Much More Potential. In: Open and Closed Economies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-79534-4_2  

  • Watkins, J., Nguyen, Q. T., & Nknoma, M. (2021). Digital Maturity: Assessing Vietnam's Small Medium Enterprises and State Owned Enterprises. (White Paper), RMIT Vietnam. 

  • Schrage, B., Nguyen, Q.T., Walsh, J. (2021) The Political Economy of Vietnamese Industrial Transformation, Springer, Singapore. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4 

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Environmental Impact. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_7

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) From State to Market: Evolving Ownership and Corporate Governance in Vietnam. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_4

  • Kane, V., Akbari, M., Nguyen, L. L. H., & Nguyen, T. Q. (2021). Corporate social responsibility in Vietnam: views from corporate and NGO executives. Social Responsibility Journal

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Introduction. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_1

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Labour and Special Economic Zones. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_5

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Opening of the Vietnamese Economy: Achievements and Challenges. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_2

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Public Administration Reform: Efforts and Reality. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_3

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Vietnamese Political Economy in an East Asian and International Perspective. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_6

  • Walsh J., Schrage B., Nguyen T.Q. (2021) Conclusion. In: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Transformation. SpringerBriefs in Political Science. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0151-4_8

  • Nguyen, Q.T. (2020). E-government in Vietnam during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic. Paper presented at the Conference on Digital Transformation and Solutions to Economic Development after the Covid-19 Pandemic: Perspectives of Overseas Vietnameses, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • Nguyen, Q. T., Walsh, J., & Hoang, T. (2020). Business Leadership in the Digitalization Process: the Case of SMEs in Vietnam. Paper presented at the International Conference on Digitalization of Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Developing Countries, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Hoang, T. G., Nguyen, T. Q., & George, M. (2020). Business Partner Roles of Management Accountants Through the Emergence of Sustainability Disclosures. The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB), 7(12), 365-376.

  • Nguyen, Q. T., Kane, V., (2020). Assessing the Readiness of Enterprises in Vietnam for Digital Transformation (School of Business and Management): RMIT Vietnam

  • Kane, V., Nguyen, Q. T., (2020). Assessing Corporate Citizenship in Vietnam (School of Business and Management): RMIT Vietnam

  • Nguyen, Q.T., Schrage, S., Kane, V. (2020). State-Owned Enterprises in Vietnam: Challenges Facing the Privatization Process. In Macdonald (Ed.), Economy and Business Environment of Vietnam. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Nguyen, Q.T., Pham, H., Kane, McClelland, R. (2020). Participating and Upgrading in Global Value Chains: The Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam. In Macdonald (Ed.), Economy and Business Environment of Vietnam. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Walsh, J. Southiseng, N & Nguyen Q.T. (2019) Lao PDR and Vietnam Border Trade and Economic Linkages: Performance and Prospects VNU Journal of Science: Economics and Business, 35 (5E). https://doi.org/10.25073/2588-1108/vnueab.4261.

  • Nguyen, Q.T., McClelland, M. Nkhoma, M. (2019) Administrative Capacity of State and E-Government Development: The Case of Vietnam. Paper presented at the conference: Public Value Leadership and Management for a Sustainable Future: Vietnam, 26-29 Sept 2019.

  • Perryman, S. J, Nguyen, Q.T., (2019) o what extent can digital government strategy leaders in the developing world learn from developed world experience? Paper presented at the conference: Public Value Leadership and Management for a Sustainable Future: Vietnam, 26-29 Sept 2019.

  • Haron, A, Nguyen, Q.T., (2019) An analysis of Design-Reality Gap in Smart City Building:The case of Ho Chi Minh City Paper presented at the conference: Public Value Leadership and Management for a Sustainable Future: Vietnam, 26-29 Sept 2019.

  • Nguyen, Q.T., Walsh, J. “Cashew Nuts in Vietnam: From the Farm to the International Marketplace,” paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) (RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, 15th–18th December, 2019).

  • Perryman, S. J, Nguyen, Q.T., (2019). On what extent can digital government strategy leaders in the developing world learn from developed world experience? Paper presented at the conference: Public Value Leadership and Management for a Sustainable Future: Vietnam, 26-29 Sept 2019.

  • Kane, V., Nguyen, T., Schrage, B., & Nguyen, T. (2018). MOVING AHEAD: How to Accelerate the SOE Equitization Process in Vietnam (RMIT Asia Graduate Center) (pp. 78): report by RMIT Vietnam (forth coming)

  • Vo, T, Nguyen, T (2017). Enhancing users' satisfaction for e-government initiatives in Public Administration Reform. National conference on Digital Government organized by the Office of Government and IDG.

  • Dang, L. Watts, S. and Nguyen, T. (2017), 'Massive open online course: International experiences and implications in vietnam', in Proceedings of the 20th Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference (InSITE 2017), Eli Cohen (ed.), Informing Science Institute, Santa Rosa, United States, pp. 97-115 Trinh Vo, Trung Nguyen (2017).

  • Nguyen, T., Teicher, J., Smith, R., & Nguyen, V. V. (2017). Why Digital Government and What Drives its Trajectory in Developing Countries: Lessons from Vietnam. Paper presented at the Creative Disruption: Managing in a Digital Age (ANZAM), Melbourne, Australia.

  • Nguyen, Q. T., Dinh, B, H & Vo, T.L (2016), Business Forecasting, Ho Chi Minh City: Lao Dong Publisher.

  • Robinson, D. & Nguyen, T. (2016) New Life for Old Theories – Integrating management theories within a meta-model. The Journal of the American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Vol 22, No. 2, March 2017: pp49-55: ISSN 2167-0803

  • Robinson, D., Morgan, A. & Nguyen, T. (2016). Re-positioning negotiation within a values framework. Journal of American Business Review, Cambridge, Vol 5, No. 1, Pp 26-23, ISSN 2167-0803

  • Nguyen, Q.T (2016). VIETNAM Updates: Macroeconomic Indicators, Business Environment and Free Trade Agreements, presented at The 4th Annual Vietnam Real Estate Market Symposium, Ho Chi Minh City, 22 September, 2016 (organized by Australian Chamber of Commerce)

  • Media publication:
  • HTV, VTV, VTV1, SCTV, HTV9, VITVC, FBNC - E-Government Panel 2019; FBNC - IB Forum 2019

  • Vietnamnet, Vietnamnet

  • Vietnam News

  • VNexpress

  • Vietnam Investment Reviews

  • Baomoi

  • VietnamPlus

  • Finance Times

  • CafeF

  • Dau Tu Online 

  • Thanh Nien

  • Doanh nhan Sai Gon

  • Thuong Gia Online

  • Thoi bao kinh te Sai Gon

  • Economic Forum 2019

  • Other publication:
  • Cong thong tin dien tu TP. Hai Phong

  • Hoc vien chinh tri quoc gia TPHCM

  • Mazda publication

  • EVN,   

  • Vietnam Airlines

  • East Asia Forum (Australia)

  • Other innovative works:
  • Smart and Sustainable Cities Forum
  • Website (Nov – 2021): https://www.rmit.edu.vn/events/smart-sustainable-cities-forum 

  • Website (Jan – 2021) https://www.rmit.edu.vn/news/all-news/2021/jan/hcmc-makes-moves-to-become-a-smart-and-sustainable-city 

  • White papers 
  • White paper on digital transformation of enterprises in Vietnam: https://www.rmit.edu.vn/about-us/schools-and-centres/centre-digital-excellence/research-and-projects/digital-transformation-in-vietnam-the-sme-and-soe-experience 

  • MOVING AHEAD How to Accelerate the SOE Equitization Process in Vietnam.      Download the report HERE

  • International Business Week (Since 2021)
  • Industry and Academic interactions for staff and student learning experience.

  • Website: https://sites.google.com/view/internationalbusinessweek/home 

  • International Business Forum 2021
  • Internationalisation of Vietnamese coffee industry: The Stakeholders’ Views

  • Website: https://www.rmit.edu.vn/events/international-business-forum-2021 

  • International Business Forum 2020
  • Vietnam’s International Business in the New Normal: Free Trade Agreements and COVID-19

  • Websites:  

  • International Business Forum 2019
  • Born Global: The Future of Vietnam’s Digital Economy

  • Website: https://www.rmit.edu.vn/events/international-business-forum-2020 

  • Born Global: The Future of Vietnam’s Digital Economy
  • Website:  https://www.infosession.rmit.edu.vn/international-business-forum-2019 

  • International Business Forum 2018
  • Internationalization of Vietnamese Firms: What does it take?

  • Website: https://www.infosession.rmit.edu.vn/ibforum2018

  • International Business Forum 2017
  • International business environment in Vietnam: opportunities, challenges and how to move forward

  • Website:  https://www.infosession.rmit.edu.vn/ibusiness

External grants: 

Project title: Assessing the Readiness of Enterprises in Vietnam for Digital transformation (2019) 

(Status: Completed) 

  • Time: 08/2019 – 09/2020 

  • Amount:  15.000 USD 

  • Role in the project: Project leader  

  • Source: KPMG Vietnam 

Project title: Assessing Corporate Citizenship in Vietnam (2019) 

(Status: completed) 

  • Time: 05/2019 – 12/2019 

  • Amount: 20.000 USD 

  • Role in the project: Senior Researcher 

  • Source: KPMG Vietnam 

Project title: How to accelerate the equitization process of State-Owned Enterprises (2018) 

(Status: completed) 

  • Time: 12/2017 – 08/2018 

  • Amount: 25.000 USD 

  • Role in the project: Team leader for Qualitative research 

  • Source: VinaCapital 

Internal grants: 

  • 2021 - Empowering the Citizens: Toward an Inclusive Digital Nation (CI) 

  • 2021 - The importance of value-adding, capacity level, and sustainability for Vietnamese firms in the age of COVID-19 (member) 

  • 2021 – University-Industry collaboration in Vietnam: the outcome from knowledge exchange mechanisms (member) 

  • 2017 - Small and Medium Enterprise and Global Value Chain: the Case of Vietnam (associate researcher) 

  • 2017 - The development and implementation of lean production systems in automobile manufacturing in Vietnam (associate researcher) 

PhD

03 PhD students (on-going)

Master by research

25 theses for Master by Research (completed)

  • 2020: Research Impact Award, College of Business and Law, RMIT University 
  • 2019: PVC & Vice-President Leadership Award (College of Business and Law), RMIT University
  • 2019: Outstanding Staff of School of Business and Management
  • PVC Award (College of Business), RMIT University
  • 2019: Outstanding Staff of School of Business and Management
  • 2018: Outstanding Staff of School of Business and Management
  • 2016: Certificate of Merit by National University of HCMC Certificate for contributing to EUREKA research Program, Youth Association of HCMC.
  • 2007: Certificate of Merit by the Minister of Education and Training (Vietnam Government)
  • Key notes at workshops by APEC and ASEAN agencies

  • Trainer for leadership program HCM National Academy of Politics 

  • Key presenter for Digital Transformation Workshop for Vietnam airlines and EVN

  • Research service to KPMG Vietnam 

  • Research service to Vina Capital

2020-Now: Management

  • Head of Department, Management Department, School of Business and Management

  • Lead of Smart and Sustainable Cities Hub, SBM, RMIT

2017-2020: Management 

  • Discipline Lead of International Business Program, RMIT Vietnam

2015-2017: Management

  • Manager of the Master of International Business Program, RMIT Vietnam

2012-2015: Management and Teaching 

  • Director of E-learning Center, HCMC Open University, Vietnam

  • Deputy Dean of the faculty of Business Management, HCM Open University, Vietnam

  • Prices and markets

  • Political Economy of International Business (undergraduate classes) 

  • Business Economic Analysis (Post-graduate classes)

  • Public management 

  • Digital government (Short course)