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Dr Mai Vu

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School



Mai Vu is a Lecturer in Leadership and Human Resource Management within the Leadership and Human Resource Management department, Faculty of Business and Law, Newcastle Business School.

She has obtained her MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Bradford School of Management and her PhD in Management from Durham University Business School.

Her research interests include leadership, workplace spirituality, meaningful work, corporate mindfulness, and the application of Buddhist philosophies in organizational studies. Her recent projects include cross-cultural studies and studies exploring paradoxes and identity transitions in the transitional economies.

Her PhD thesis has been awarded the MSR Most Promising Dissertation Award at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in 2017 and Honorable Mention for the 2018 Federic M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. 

Campus Address

Room 009a, City Campus East 1
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Are Leaders Responsible for Meaningful Work? Perspectives from Buddhist-Enacted Leaders and Buddhist Ethics, Vu, M., Gill, R. 1 Oct 2023, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Beyond the Inclusion–Exclusion Binary: Right Mindfulness and Its Implications for Perceived Inclusion and Exclusion in the Workplace, Vu, M., Burton, N. 13 Jun 2023, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals as normative and instrumental acts: The role of Buddhist religious logics in family SMEs, Vu, M., Discua Cruz, A., Burton, N. 10 Jul 2023, In: International Small Business Journal
  • Leading Without a Self: Implications of Buddhist Practices for Pseudo-spiritual Leadership, Fry, L., Vu, M. 28 May 2023, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Secular discernment: A process of individual unlearning and collective relearning, Burton, N., Vu, M., Hawkins, M. 1 Nov 2023, In: Management Learning
  • Sensemaking and spirituality: The process of re-centring self-decentralisation at work, Vu, M. 12 Apr 2023, In: International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • “We are Neither Commies nor Volunteers”: How National Culture Influences Professional Identity Construction of CSR Professionals in South Korea, Vu, M., Shin, H., Burton, N. 11 Jul 2023, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Bring Your Non-self to Work? The Interaction Between Self-decentralization and Moral Reasoning, Vu, M., Burton, N. Nov 2022, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Can you be mindful? The effectiveness of mindfulness-driven interventions in enhancing the digital resilience to fake news on COVID-19, Rodrigo, P., Arakpogun, E., Vu, M., Olan, F., Djafarova, E. 2 Mar 2022, In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • How the contextual constraints and tensions of a transitional context influence individuals’ negotiations of meaningful work – the case of Vietnam, Vu, M. 9 Mar 2022, In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Management MSc September 03 2018
  • Business andManagement Studies PhD

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