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Biography

Ha-Phuong maintains primary research interests in various areas of international economics and international business. The broad theme of her research revolves around  topics such as taxation, business clusters, the use of tax havens, foreign direct investment (FDI), cluster ecosystems, profit shifting, etc. 

In addition to the intensive research, Ha-Phuong also takes seriously the importance of learning and teaching. She holds a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Qualifications

  • PhD. Economics, Aston University, 2018-2021.
    Thesis title: The use of tax havens by firms in business clusters
    Supervisors: Prof Chris Jones (Aston University), Dr Yama Temouri (Khalifa University).
  • MSc. International Business and Finance (Distinction), Leicester Business School, 2012-2013.
  • BA. International Business (1:1), Vietnam National University, 2008-2012.

Employment

  • June 2022: Research Associate, Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department, Aston University (Full-time).
  • September 2021 - June 2022: Assistant Lecturer in Business Data Analytics, Business Department, Birmingham City University (Full-time).
  • January 2021 - September 2021: Visiting Lecturer, Accounting, Finance & Economics Department, Birmingham City University (Part-time).
  • February 2020 - July 2021: Tutor/ Teaching Assistant, EFE Department, Aston University (Part-time).
  • June 2014 - November 2017: Financial Assistant to Board of Managers at FPT Corporation, Hanoi, Vietnam (Full-time).

Awards

  • October 2018: Dean Scholarship for PhD students at Aston Business School, Aston University.
  • December 2013: Leicester Business School Postgraduate Prize for the Best Student Performance on MSc International Business and Finance.
  • November 2011: The University Scholarship, Vietnam National University.
  • September 2010: The University President’s Congratulatory Certificate, Vietnam National University.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0)121 204 3267

Research Projects/Collaborations

  • Luong, H. P., Jones, C. & Temouri, Y. (2021) "The use of tax havens by MNEs in business clusters: A cross-country and firm-level analysis". Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN (print): 0065-0668 | ISSN (online): 2151-6561: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.14769abstract

 

  • "The Role of Environmental Policy and Cluster Ecosystems on the Firm Innovative Performance: Evidence from Germany" (2022) (Temouri, Y., Luong, H-P., Delis, A., Pereira, V., Rammal, H - Technovation Journal - In review). 

 

  • "The determinants of FDI in sanctioned locations" (2023) (Jones, C., Driffield, N. and Luong, H-P. - Journal of World Business - In review). 

 

  • "The use of tax havens by firms in business clusters" (2022) (Jones, C., Luong, H.P, Temouri, Y. – Target journal: Regional Studies).

 

  • "Tax haven use and industrial concentration by multinational firms" (2023) (Jones, C., Olczak, M., Temouri, Y. and Luong, H-P).

 

  • "The use of tax havens by multinational enterprises in business clusters: A cross-country and firm- level analysis" (2023) (Jones, C., Luong, H.P, Temouri, Y. – Target journal: Journal of Business Ethics).

 

  • "The impact of local business tax rates on the use of tax havens by multinational enterprises in business clusters: Empirical evidence from Germany (2023) (Jones, C., Luong, H.P, Temouri, Y. - Target journal: Regional Studies).

 

  • "Intra-German tax wars: a race to the bottom inside the country" (2023) (Jones, C., Luong, H.P, Temouri, Y. - Target journal: Oxford Economics Papers).

Continuing Professional Development

Conference presentations:

49th Annual meeting Academy of International Business (AIB-UKI), April 2023, Adam Smith University (Competitive Sessions).

Annual meeting Academy of International Business (AIB World), June 2020, Michigan State University (Competitive Session).

48th Annual meeting Academy of International Business (AIB-UKI), April 2021, Greenwich University (Competitive Sessions).

Annual meeting Academy of International Business (AIB-World), June 2021, Michigan State University (Interactive Sessions).

81st Annual meeting Academy of Management (AoM), August 2021.

Regional Studies E-Festival, June 2021, Regional Studies Association.

Book chapter invitation:

The volume of the AIB-UK&I Chapter book series, 2021, titled “Megatrends in International Business” (published by Palgrave MacMillan).

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The use of tax havens by firms in business clusters, Aston University

1 Oct 201830 Sept 2021

Award Date: 16 May 2022

MSc, MSc in International Business and Finance, Leicester Business School

1 Oct 20125 Nov 2013

Award Date: 5 Nov 2013

BSc, Bachelor in International Business

1 Sept 200810 Jul 2012

Award Date: 10 Jul 2012

External positions

Lecturer, Birmingham City Business School

30 Sept 20211 Jun 2022

• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), HEA

• Academy of International Business (AIB)

• Academy of Management (AoM)

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