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Mi Tran

Mi Tran

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Mi Tran is a Senior Lecturer in International Business in the Department of Management. Her role at Nottingham Business School (NBS) involves teaching and research. Mi teaches international business and strategic management modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In terms of research, her expertise lies within the business and society domain, specifically on how institutional environment, governance systems and the interaction between various actors shape Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability practices in various contexts. Her research interests also extend to examining corporate responsibility in the digital age and mechanisms underpinning irresponsible behaviours.

Career overview

Before joining NTU, Mi worked at University of Huddersfield where she had been awarded a full scholarship to undertake her doctoral research. Mi has experience leading modules and supervising dissertations/ work-based projects in International Business, Strategy and Corporate Sustainability at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (Master, MBA and PhD). Along with publishing, she has also successfully undertaken a variety of roles ranging from Research Conference Chair, Year Tutor and School Sustainability Champion. Prior to the commencement of her academic career, she worked with a number of NGOs on diverse social projects in Vietnam and UK.

Research areas

Mi’s main areas of research are:

  • Institutions, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Irresponsibility
  • Corporate Responsibility in the digital age

She is currently working on projects examining how the interactions of factors across individual, meso and macro levels lead to different outcomes of corporate social irresponsibility as well as investigating the upholding of digital responsibility in the tech industry.

External activity

Mi has delivered teaching in partnership with Hong Kong Management Association and was invited as a guest lecturer for Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, a member of Academy of Management and European Group for Organizational Studies.


Journal articles:

  • Gerged, A.M., Tran, M., Beddewela, E.S., 2022. Engendering Pro-Sustainable Performance Through a Multi-Layered Gender Diversity Criterion: Evidence From the Hospitality and Tourism Sector. Journal of travel research. 10.1177/00472875221111754.
  • Tran, M., Beddewela, E. & Ntim, C.G., 2021. Governance and sustainability in Southeast Asia. Accounting research journal, 34(6), pp.516–545.
  • Tran, M. & Beddewela, E., 2020. Does context matter for sustainability disclosure? Institutional factors in Southeast Asia. Business ethics: A European Review, 29(2), pp.282–302.

Conference/Workshop Papers:

  • Tran, M., Sinha, V. and Beddewela, E., 2021. Re-evaluating Corporate Social Irresponsibility: A Multi-level Decoupling Perspective. In: a manuscript developmental workshop at IABS 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual, June 2021.
  • Tran, M., 2019. National Governance Systems in Southeast Asia. In: 35th European Group of Organizational Studies Colloquium, Edinburgh, UK, July 2019.
  • Tran, M., 2018. Does context matter for Sustainability Disclosure? Institutional factors in Southeast Asia. In: the ‘Rethinking Responsibility: Agents & Structures’ conference, John Molson School, Montreal, Canada, November 2018.
  • Tran, M., 2018. National Governance Systems in Southeast Asia. In: BAM Corporate Governance Conference, Leeds, UK, July 2018.
  • Tran, T.T.M., Aluko O. and Beddewela, E., 2016. The impact of institutional environment on CSR Disclosure. In: the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, LA, US, August 2016.

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