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    *Topics related to small business management, financing, investment, and growth *Topics related to national institutions, sub-national institutions/local governance quality and their influence on small businesses * Topics related to entrepreneurs' well-being and gender-related issues in entrepreneurship

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    Contact Details

    Tel: 0121 204 3753
    Email: nguyenb1@aston.ac.uk
    Room: SW911B

    Research Interests

    Dr Bach Nguyen is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in entrepreneurial economics. His main research interest is understanding the economics and management of new ventures and small businesses. His current research projects focus on several aspects of small businesses, including entrepreneurial financing, investment decisions, green practices, entrepreneurs' well-being, gender-related issues in entrepreneurship, and institutional settings on firm investment and performance. He currently serves as an Editor of the Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies. Before joining academia, he spent several years in the financial industry as a professional data analyst.

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. Aston University, UK (Full scholarship from Dean of Aston Business School)
    • M.Sc. Dundee University, UK (Distinction, Best Student Award)
    • B.A. Jinan University, China (Distinction, Best Student Award)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
    • Member, Academy of Management, US
    • Member, Regional Studies Association, UK

    Teaching Activity

    • International Entrepreneurship (MSc)
    • Entrepreneurial Strategies (MBA)

    PhD Supervision

    • Topics related to small business management, financing, investment, and growth
    • Topics related to national institutions, sub-national institutions/local governance quality and their influence on small businesses
    • Topics related to entrepreneurs' well-being and gender-related issues in entrepreneurship

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • PI: Regional Studies Association, United Kingdom: GBP £3,900 (2021-2022).
    • PI: National Foundation for Science and Technology Development Vietnam: USD $70,000 (2020-2022).
    • PI: Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University – United International College Research Grant: RMB ¥20,000 (2018-2019).
    • CI: National Foundation for Science and Technology Development Vietnam USD $60,000 (2018-2021).

    Employment

    • Senior Lecturer, Economics Finance and Entrepreneurship Department, Aston University, UK
    • Lecturer, Economics Finance and Entrepreneurship Department, Aston University, UK
    • Assistant Professor, Business and Management, United International College, China
    • Head of Department, Research Office, Sacom Bank, Vietnam
    • Analyst, Market Analysis Department, CTBC Bank, Vietnam

    External positions

    Editor, Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (Emerald)

    Keywords

    • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    • Small Business Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Small Business Economics
    • Business Venturing

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