Portrait of Ha Thanh Truc Nguyen

Ha Thanh Truc Nguyen

Research Student


Ha Thanh Truc Nguyen is a PhD student in Management at Kent Business School. She successfully obtained the KBS International Research Scholarship and joined KBS in September 2019, as a PhD student and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). She has a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Finland and an MBA degree from RMIT University, Vietnam.

Research interests

Perceptions of ethical leadership in Vietnamese managerial leaders: An institutional logics perspective: 

  • Leadership and Management
  • Ethics
  • Ethical leadership
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Institutional theory
  • Institutional logics (microfoundations of institutional logics)


Truc is currently completing the Associate Fellowship Scheme (AFS) and has taught in several courses, including:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Managing Innovation in Contemporary Business
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 


1st Supervisor's Research Group

Strategy and International Business 


Truc was working as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant in the Asia Graduate Centre, RMIT University, Vietnam for 3 years. In her role, she worked on 2 internal research grant projects gained for RMIT University, Vietnam and 1 external grant project in collaboration with the University of Technology, Sydney. She also worked with other research partners from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, on a project related to the education of allied health workers. In 2019, Truc worked as a Project Assistant on the RMIT Uplift Project.

Prior to pursuing her academic career, Truc had advertising and marketing experiences in advertising agencies, especially in education. 

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