Dr. Dzung Vi Ngo, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Head of International Cooperation and Development from the Hanoi School of Business and Management (HSB) at the Vietnam National University (VNU)- Hanoi, has been visiting Bristol Business School (BBS) between October 15 and November 15, 2017. Dr. Ngo’s visit was sponsored by the UK Academies and National Foundation of Science and Technology Development (Nafosted) Vietnam.

During his visit at BBS, Dr. Ngo has been involved in research and teaching activities at the department of Business Management, more specifically at the Strategy & Operations Management (SOM) Group and the Collaborate Entrepreneurship Research Group (CERG). Dr. Ngo held two seminars entitled ‘‘employment contract and SMEs innovation in emerging and transition economies’ and ‘capital structure of entrepreneurial firms in developing and transition economies’. In addition to this, he held a short lecture on legal environment for doing business in Vietnam for undergraduate students majored in international management.

“I’m truly impressed by the environment at BBS-UWE as well as its ambition for development, especially the plan for AACSB accreditation. A modern and dynamic business school in a lovely city named as one of the best places to live in the UK. I firmly believe that BBS will become one of the top world class business schools in the near future. HSB-VNU hopes to develop further collaborations with BBS in teaching, doing research and consulting in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation”, says Dr. Ngo.

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Part of Dr. Ngo’s visit also focused on working with Dr. Quang Evansluong at SOM Group on a research project which investigates the capital structure, survival, innovation and performance of the entrepreneurial firms in developing and transition economies in Vietnam. The project is financed by Nafosted Vietnam between 2017 and 2019.

During his time at BBS, Dr. Ngo has met many staff members at BBS, namely, Professor Nicholas O’Regan, Dr. Fiona Jordan, Professor Carol Jarvis, Professor Vikas Kuma, Dr. Akin Ojolo and Ms Patricia Voaden to discuss future opportunities to collaborate in teaching, training and research between the two institutions.

HSB established in 1995 is the first business school in Vietnam. VNU ranks number one in Vietnam according to Webometrics.