Dr Bach Nguyen
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and SME Management
Streatham Court 1.69
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Bach Nguyen (PhD, FHEA, FRSA) is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Entrepreneurship and SME Management at the University of Exeter, UK. He is also the Director of Research in the Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Department.
His main research interest is understanding the economics and management of new ventures and small businesses, as well as the impacts of regional institutions on firm performance.
His current research projects focus on emerging topics, including SME green practices, digitalisation, and pivots following Covid and the inflation crises. He also is interested in understanding entrepreneurs' well-being and mental health.
Before joining academia, he worked as a professional data analyst in the financial industry for several years.
Ph.D. Aston University, UK, 2018 (Full scholarship from Dean of Aston Business School)
M.Sc. Dundee University, UK, 2012 (Distinction, Best Student Award)
B.A. Jinan University, China, 2008 (Distinction, Best Student Award)
GW4, United Kingdom: GBP £4,220 (2023).
Regional Studies Association, United Kingdom: GBP £3,900 (2021-2022).
National Foundation for Science and Technology Development Vietnam: USD $70,000 (2020-2022).
Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University – United International College Research Grant: RMB ¥20,000 (2018-2019).
National Foundation for Science and Technology Development Vietnam USD $60,000 (2018-2021).
Aston Research and Knowledge Exchange Pump Priming Fund GBP £11,418 (2022-2023).
Bach Nguyen currently works on several research projects in the following themes:
- National institutions, sub-national institutions/local governance quality and their influence on small businesses;
- Entrepreneurs' well-being and gender-related issues in entrepreneurship;
- Emerging strategies of small businesses such as digitalisation, green practices and crisis management
External Engagement and Impact
Research Fellow, Centre for Business Prosperity, Aston University, UK
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam