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Dr Mi Tran is a Lecturer in Management (Strategy and International Business Subject Group) at the University of Huddersfield. She obtained both of her Masters (MSc International Business Management – Distinction and Best Student Award) and PhD degrees at the Huddersfield Business School, where she was awarded full-scholarships to undertake the courses. Mi’s PhD thesis examined the effect of Institutional Environment and Governance on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure in the context of six Southeast Asian countries. Her PhD research project was honoured by the Huddersfield Association of Women Graduates in 2017.

Mi joined the Huddersfield Business School as an academic in 2018, having previously worked at the School as a part-time tutor and supervisor for master students. Prior to the commencement of her academic career, she worked with a number of NGOs on diverse social projects in Vietnam and UK. Mi currently supervises one PhD student and has teaching experience at bachelor and master levels.


  • PhD, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • MSc, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • BA, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam

Research Expertise and Interests

Mi’s research interests focus on the areas of institutional influences, corporate governance and strategies.

Mi is presently working on the following research projects related to her main interests:

  • Firm-level governance of CSR
  • CSR Disclosure in Southeast Asian countries
  • Institutional Environment and CSR strategy

Mi would be interested in supervising PhDs focusing on the following areas:

  • The effect of governance structures on firms’ CSR performance from a multi-level perspective
  • Board gender diversity and its impact on firms’ disclosure practice
  • Mandatory reporting versus voluntary reporting in CSR
  • Institutional environment and multinational corporations’ strategies

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Institutional Environment
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Institutional Theory

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Disclosure Business & Economics
Corporate Social Responsibility Business & Economics
Institutional environment Business & Economics
Institutional factors Business & Economics
Sustainability Business & Economics
South-East Asia Business & Economics
Asian countries Business & Economics
Corporate sustainability Business & Economics

Research Output 2020 2020

Institutional factors
South-East Asia

Activities 2016 2018

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Does context matter for Sustainability Disclosure? Institutional factors in Southeast Asia

Thi Thao Mi Tran (Speaker)
6 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Accounting Research Journal (Journal)

Mi Tran (Reviewer)
22 Jul 20182 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

National Governance Systems and CSR Disclosure: the Case of Southeast Asian Countries

Thi Thao Mi Tran (Speaker)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Event)

Mi Tran (Reviewer)
17 Jan 201815 Feb 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

The Impact of Institutional Environment on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure

Mi Tran (Speaker), Eshani Beddewela (Speaker)
8 Aug 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation