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Research interests

Dr. Yen Tran's research is within the areas of strategic management, innovation management and entrepreneurship. Her current research is focusing on International Entrepreneurship (how online born global firms internationalise) and Entrepreneurship in Emerging markets (venture creation, MNC spin offs/employee mobility and outward internationalisation)


She completed her PhD in strategic management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Stanford University. She received several research grants including the Turborg Economic Foundation research grant to conduct research at Stanford University.


Dr. Yen Tran’s research has been internationally recognised at world-class conferences e.g. through the Best PaperAward of the Organisational Development and Change Division (ODC) of the Academy of Management, and a nomination for the William H. Newman award at the Academy of Management Conference, USA, Chicago. Her PhD on "Organizing Innovation in Turbulent Fashion Markets" was selected as the finalist for the BPS Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Business Policy and Strategy Division, one of the most competitive divisions of the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal.


Her work has been published in world class journals and conferences such as R&D Management, Management International Review, Industry and Innovation, Long Range Planning, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Business Review and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (USA) (representing less than 10% of best accepted papers for presentation).


Dr. Yen Tran also actively consults for MNCs in the area of knowledge management, venture creation, internationalisation process, and recently e-internationalisation strategy. She also is an active member of the Academy of Management with BPS, TIM and ODC divisions (USA)


Dr. Tran welcomes PhD students in the areas of international Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets.

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Research Output 2008 2017

Recontextualisation of International Knowledge by Returnee Entrepreneurs

Tran, Y., Liu, X. & Truong, A. Jul 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


The Role of Human Agency in Dynamic Synchronization Capability Development

Tran, Y. Jun 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Human agency

Crowdsourced translation for rapid internationalization in cyberspace: A learning perspective

Tran, Y., Yonatany, M. & Mahnke, V. Apr 2016 In : International Business Review. 25, 2, p. 484–494 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


International Entrepreneurship and Growth

Tran, Y. & Batas, S. Jan 2016 Enterprise: Concepts and Issues . Arshed, N. & Danson, M. (eds.). Goodfellow, p. 157-178

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


Stylistic Innovation: Design and Designer

Tran, Y. Jun 2015

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther


Dissertation Award Finalist

Yen Tran (Recipient), Aug 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2016

  • 4 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Participation in Festival or Exhibition
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Việt Nam National University, Hồ Chí Minh City

Kevin D O'Gorman (Visiting lecturer), Tran, Y. (Visiting lecturer)
21 Jun 2016

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

The University of Đà Nẵng

Kevin D O'Gorman (Visiting researcher), Tran, Y. (Visiting researcher)
22 Jun 2016

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

FTP University, Hà Nội

Tran, Y. (Visiting lecturer), Jackson, W. J. (Visiting lecturer), Kevin D O'Gorman (Visiting lecturer)
7 Mar 2016

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

VN-UK Open Day

Kevin D O'Gorman (Invited speaker), Tran, Y. (Invited speaker)
23 Jun 2016

Activity: Participation in Festival or Exhibition

Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội

Kevin D O'Gorman (Visiting lecturer), Tran, Y. (Visiting lecturer)
20 Jul 2016

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution