Nguyen Quang Trung

School: The Business School
Department: Management
Position: Associate Professor
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Trung Nguyen is an accomplished academic with extensive experience in teaching, leadership, and research at RMIT Vietnam. He holds a PhD in Management from Monash University, a Master of Arts in the Economics of Development, and a Bachelor's in Foreign Trade. Additionally, he has completed short courses at Wharton Business School.

Trung's research interests encompass public management, digital/smart transformation, sustainability in business and the public sector, and international/development economics. He leads a research group and has a diverse range of publications. As the Head of the Management Department, he oversees several business programs, including the MBA.

His teaching portfolio includes courses on the political economy of global business, public management, leading in the age of digital disruption, and business and economic analysis. Trung is sought after as a media commentator and speaker at conferences. His expertise has led him to serve as a member of advisory teams for provincial governments.

  • PhD in Management (Monash University, Australia)
  • Master of Arts in the Economics of Development  (The ISS - Netherlands and UEH - Vietnam)
  • Bachelor's in Foreign Trade (UEH - Vietnam)

  • Management
  • International Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of International Business

  • Digital Transformation
  • Leadership in the Digital era
  • Smart and Sustainable cities
  • Global Value Chains
  • Digital Government
  • Digital Economy

  • Vu, K., & Nguyen, T. (2023). Exploring the contributors to the digital economy: Insights from Vietnam with comparisons to Thailand. Telecommunications Policy, 102664.
  • Nguyen, T. Q., Pham, N.T.A, Hoang, A. P., Do, N.T.,  and Fuller, F. (2023). "Factors affecting the acceptance of online tax filing and payment system by micro small medium enterprises in Vietnam." Journal of Asian Public Policy: 1-22.
  • Nguyen, T. Q., McClelland, R., Pham, N. T. B., Dang, D.D., Hoang, P. A., Schrage, B., & Nguyen, L. T. T. (2023). Enhancing Digital Competence: Key insights and preliminary findings in the Context of Vietnam. White paper presented at the Smart & Sustainable Cities Forum, co-organized by The School of Business, RMIT, and HCMC Institute of Development Studies, 23rd August 2023. 
  • Walsh, J., Nguyen, T. Q., & Hoang, T. (2023). Digital transformation in Vietnamese SMEs: managerial implications. Journal of Internet and Digital Economics.
  • Dang, N. T. T., Nguyen, T. Q., Kok, S. K., & Ha, V. D. (2023). Multi-level challenges in talent management in a post COVID-19 future: Examining the banking sector in Vietnam. Cogent Business & Management, 10(3), 2251198.
  • Vu, O. T. K., Duarte Alonso, A., Buitrago Solis, M. A., Goyzueta Rivera, S. I., Nguyen, T. Q., McClelland, R., ... & Huynh, H. T. N. (2023). “The beginning was traumatising”–Industry 4.0: a lifesaver or disruptor? A knowledge-based viewpoint. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 1-16.
  • Nguyen, L. L. H., Khuu, D. T., Halibas, A., & Nguyen, T. Q. (2023). Factors That Influence the Intention of Smallholder Rice Farmers to Adopt Cleaner Production Practices: An Empirical Study of Precision Agriculture Adoption. Evaluation Review, 0193841X231200775.
  • Vu, O. T. K., Duarte Alonso, A., Bressan, A., Kok, S. K., Nguyen, T.Q., Akbari, M., & Nguyen, H. T. T. (2022). Enabling environmentally sustainable practices in Vietnam through knowledge management: the case of TONTOTON. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 1-15. 
  • Nguyen, L.H., Halibas, A., & Nguyen, T.Q. (2022). Determinants of precision agriculture technology adoption in developing countries: a review. Journal of Crop Improvement, 1-24. doi:10.1080/15427528.2022.2080784. 
  • Vu, O. T. K., Alonso, A. D., Solis, M. A. B., Goyzueta, S., Nguyen, T.Q., McClelland, R., . Atay, E. (2022). A dynamic capabilities approach of Industry 4.0: the experiences of managers operating in two emerging economies. European Business Review. 
  • Macdonald R., & Nguyen T.Q. (2022) Vietnam: Open, Growing, but with so Much More Potential. In: Open and Closed Economies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.   
  • 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. 
  • Watkins, J., Nguyen, T.Q., & Nknoma, M. (2021). Digital Transformation in Vietnam: Small Medium Enterprises and State-Owned Enterprises experience (white paper). 
  • Walsh, J., Schrage, B., & Nguyen, T. Q. (2021) The Political Economy of Vietnamese Industrial Transformation, Springer, Singapore. 
  • Nguyen T.Q., 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 T.Q., Pham, H., Kane, & McClelland, R. (2020). Participating and Upgrading in Global Value Chains: The Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam. In R. Macdonald (Ed.), Economy and Business Environment of Vietnam. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

  • 2023 - Vietnam’s Urban Development: From Doi Moi to now and 2050 by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia (Member) 
  • 2022 - Digital Competence for Vietnamese Citizens: Towards an Inclusive Digital Nation by RMIT College of Business and Law (Project Mentor)
  • 2022 - Improving Digital Competence of Local Authorities, Businesses, and Citizens in Provinces by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia (Project leader) 
  • 2022 - Learning and Teaching Innovation Fund, Business Databases by The Business School RMIT Vietnam (Project leader)
  • 2021 - Thematic Research Fund, Empowering the Citizens: Toward an Inclusive Digital Nation by RMIT Vietnam (Project leader)
  • 2021 - Industry 4.0 the case of Vietnam. RMIT College of Business and Law Research Support Scheme (member)
  • 2019 - Assessing the Readiness of Enterprises in Vietnam for Digital Transformation by KPMG Vietnam (Project leader)
  • 2019 - Assessing Corporate Citizenship in Vietnam by KPMG Vietnam (member)
  • 2018 - How to accelerate the equitization process of State-Owned Enterprises by VINA Capital (Project leader)
  • 2017 - Small and Medium Enterprise and Global Value Chain: the Case of Vietnam by RMIT Vietnam (member)
  • 2014 - Challenges facing e-government implementation: the case of e-customs of Vietnam by Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (Project leader)
  • 2005 - Demand for postgraduate study in Ho Chi Minh City by Open University Vietnam (Project leader)

4 PhD students (2 completed)

  • Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam Award
  • RMIT PVC Award 
  • College Research Excellence Award

  • Speak at prestigious events hosted by organizations such as VN Airlines, EVN, Keppel Corporation, and Schneider Electric.
  • Chair important international conferences held by central and local governments, such as the HCMC Economic Forum, as well as other international events hosted by ASEAN and APEC.
  • Conduct several applied research and training services for large firms/organizations, including the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, VINASA, USAID, KPMG, and VinaCapital.
  • Serve as a member of the advisory team for provincial governments on digital government and digital transformation.

  • FPT Corporation 
  • Open University
  • RMIT