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Research Interests

Dr Nguyen is a researcher in the field of small business and entrepreneurship. His main research interest is understanding the economics and management of new ventures and small businesses. His research interest lies in several aspects of small businesses, including entrepreneurial financing, investment decisions, human resource management, and institutional settings on firm investment and performance. He currently serves as an Editor of Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (Emerald). Before joining academia, he spent several years in financial industry as a professional data analyst.


  • Ph.D. Aston University, UK, 2017 (Full scholarship from Dean of Aston Business School)
  • M.Sc. Dundee University, UK, 2012 (Distinction, Best Student Award)
  • B.A. Jinan University, China, 2008 (Distinction, Best Student Award)

Membership of Professional Bodies

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

Teaching Activity

  • International Entrepreneurship (MSc)
  • Entrepreneurial Management (BSc)
  • Small Business Management and Innovation (BSc)

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 migration and entrepreneurship, well-being, health economics and gender equality.

Funding Applications and Awards

  • Leader: Beijing Normal University – Hongkong Baptist University – United International College Research Grant: ¥20,000 (2018-2019)
  • Member: National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) Vietnam $60,000 (2018-2021)


  • Lecturer, Economics Finance and Entrepreneurship Department, Aston University, UK (2019 - )
  • Assistant Professor, Business and Management, United International College, China (2017-2019)
  • Teaching Assistant, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK (2013-2017)
  • Senior Analyst, Finance Department, Thinh Phat JSC, Vietnam (2012-2013)
  • Head of Department, Research Office, Sacom Bank, Vietnam (2010-2011)
  • Analyst, Market Analysis Department, CTBC Bank, Vietnam (2008-2010)

Contact Details

Tel: 0121 204 3753
Email: nguyenb1@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW908

External positions



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

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Research Output

Formal and Informal Financing Decisions of Small Businesses

Nguyen, B. & Nguyen, P. C., 11 Jun 2020, In : Small Business Economics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Institutionalism and its effect on labour forecasting in Vietnamese firms

    Nguyen, B. & Do, H., 14 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of General Management.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Institutions, Human Capital and Entrepreneurship Density

    Nguyen, B., Nguyen, P. C. & Su, D. T., 2 Jun 2020, In : Journal of the Knowledge Economy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Is Corruption Control Good for All Businesses? The Role of Cash in the Bribery Game

    Nguyen, B., 1 Apr 2020, In : International Review of Entrepreneurship. 17, 4, p. 385-428 1612.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Local Institutions, External Finance and Investment Decision of Small Businesses in Vietnam

    Nguyen, B., 1 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Economic Systems.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle