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    Hoa Do is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in HRM/OB in the Department of Work and Organisation. Prior to joining Aston Business School in February 2022, he was a Senior Research Fellow in HRM at Nottingham Trent University, UK and an Assistant Professor in Management at Musashi University, Japan. He obtained his PhD at Aston University in 2017 investigating the underlying mechanism between HPWS and the performance of Vietnamese service firms. 

    Research Interests

    HPWS/HRM and Performance/Creativity/Wellbeing

    Hybrid Working/AI/Digital Transformation and Creativity/Wellbeing

    Green HRM/CSR

    Leadership/Crisis Leadership/Leadership in Education

    Innovation/Resilience in SMEs


    2022 to date: Lecturer, Work & Organisation, Aston University

    2020-2021: Research/Senior Research Fellow, Nottingham Trent University

    2018-2020: Assistant Professor, Musashi University, Japan

    Funding Applications and Awards

    2023-2025 P-I "Examining the dual effects of hybrid working on employee performance and wellbeing: A job demands-resources theory", BA, £9,820.00

    2023-2026 CO-I "The Impact of Continuous Professional Development of School Leaders on Teaching and Learning Outcomes", VVOB Rwanda, £85,000.00

    2020-2022 CO-I "Rural-Urban Migration", NAFOSTED, £32,000.00

    2019-2021 P-I "HPWS and Employee Well-Being" KAKENHI, £25,000.00

    Professional/editorial offices

    Editorial Board, International Journal of Educational Management 

    Ad Hoc Reviewer: 

    Human Resource Management

    Human Resource Management Journal

    Human Relations

    British Journal of Management

    Journal of Business Research

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    British Academy of Management

    Academy of Management

    Golden Key International Honour Society 

    Beta Gamma Sigma



    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, HPWS and Organizational Performance: Evidence from the Vietnamese Service Sector, Aston Business School

    Award Date: 12 Jan 2017

    MA, University of Canberra

    Award Date: 27 Sept 2011

    External positions

    PhD External Examiner, Ton Duc Thang University

    1 Sept 2021 → …


    • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    • Strategic/International Human Resource Management
    • Creativity/Innovation
    • SMEs


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