Dr Quyen Nguyen

Associate Professor in International Business and Strategy

Dr Quyen Nguyen

Dr Quyen Nguyen

International Business and Strategy
By area: Multinational subsidiary strategy and performance; assessing foreign subsidiary performance; parent-subsidiary relationship in financial management; inter-disciplinary research of integrating international business with international financial management.
By geography: South East Asia, North America, Europe and Asia Pacific (broad triad)
HBS 138, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 8234
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Quyen T.K. Nguyen is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School, International Business and Strategy, the University of Reading. Her research focuses on multinational subsidiary strategy and subsidiary performance, assessing of foreign subsidiary performance, multinational subsidiary and capability development.

She received her PhD Degree from the Henley Business School, International Business and Strategy, the University of Reading in July 2012. Her PhD thesis “British Multinationals in South East Asia: Strategy, Subsidiaries and Performance” won the Michael Z. Brooke Prize for Best Doctoral Paper at the 39th Academy of International Business, the United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter (AIB - UKI) Annual Conference, Liverpool, 2012. Her work was also among the 2013 Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Finalists at the AIB Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.

She has published in refereed journals, including Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), British Journal of Management (BJM), Management International Review (MIR), International Business Review (IBR) Multinational Business Review (MBR) and edited volume.

Before joining academia, she had 13 year professional and managerial experience in accounting, finance and business administration. She worked for German, the United States and New Zealand multinational enterprises in South East Asia and in Canada.


Module convenor for MMM095 Multinational Enterprise Strategy and Performance on the MSc programme

Module convenor for MM303 Strategy and International Business on the Undergraduate Programme


Articles in Refereed Journals

Nguyen, Q. T. K. and Almodóvar, P. (2018) Export intensity of foreign subsidiaries of multinational enterprises: The role of trade finance availability. International Business Review, 27 (1). pp. 231-245. ISSN 0969-5931 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.07.004

Wei, Z. & Nguyen, Q.T.K. 2017. Subsidiary strategy of emerging market multinationals: A home country institutional perspective. International Business Review, forthcoming. ISSN: 0969-5931.

Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2016). Multinationality-performance literature: A critical review and future research agenda. Management International Review, forthcoming. ISSN: 1861-8901. doi: 10.1007/s11575-016-0290-y.

Rugman, A.M., Nguyen, Q.T.K., & Wei, Z. (2016). Rethinking the literature on the performance of Chinese multinational enterprises. Management and Organization Review, 12(2): pp 269-302. ISSN 1740-8784. doi: 10.1017/mor.2016.13.

Beleska-Spasova, E., Loykulnanta, S. & Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2016). Firm-specific, national and regional competitive advantages: The case of emerging economy MNEs – Thailand. Asian Business and Management, 15(4): pp 264-291. ISSN: 1476-9328.

Nguyen, Q.T.K. and Rugman, A.M. (2015). Internal equity financing and the performance of multinational subsidiaries in emerging economies, Journal of International Business Studies, 46(4): pp 468-490. ISSN: 0047-2506. doi:10.1057/jibs.2014.64.

Nguyen, Q.T.K. & Rugman, A.M. (2015). Multinational subsidiary sales and performance in South East Asia. International Business Review, 24(1): pp 115-123. ISSN: 0969-5931. doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.07.001

Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2015). The subsidiaries of multinational enterprises operate regionally, not globally. Multinational Business Review, 23 (4): pp. 328-354. ISSN 1525-383X. doi: 10.1108/MBR-05-2015-0017

Nguyen, Q. (2014). The regional strategies of British multinational subsidiaries in South East Asia. British Journal of Management, 25 (S1): S60-S76. ISSN 1467-8551 doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12006 (special issue 'Strategies for Firm Globalization and Regionalization')

Rugman, A., Nguyen, Q. T. K. & Wei, Z. (2014). Chinese multinationals and public policy. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 9 (2): pp. 205-215. ISSN: 1746-8809. doi: 10.1108/IJoEM-08-2013-0127

Nguyen, Q. T. K. (2013) Can British multinational enterprises finance economic development in South East Asia? Multinational Business Review, 21 (2): pp. 122-147. ISSN: 1525-383X. doi: 10.1108/MBR-03-2013-0014

Rugman, A., Verbeke, A. & Nguyen, Q. T. K. (2011). Fifty years of international business theory and beyond. Management International Review, 51 (6): pp. 755-786. ISSN: 1861-8901. doi: 10.1007/s11575-011-0102-3

Nguyen, Q. T. K. (2011). The empirical literature on multinational enterprises, subsidiaries and performance. Multinational Business Review, 19 (1): pp. 47-64. ISSN: 1525-383X. doi: 10.1108/15253831111126749

Book chapters

Castellani, D., Narula, R., Nguyen, Q., Surdu, I. and Walker, J. (2018) No longer at ease in the old dispensation: reappraising the role of international business in the world economy. In: Castellani, D., Narula, R., Nguyen, Q.T.K., Surdu, I. and Walker, J. (eds.) Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. The Academy of International Business. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9783319702193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70220-9 (In Press)

Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2017). The regional MNE and coordination of MNE organization structure, in Gary Cook and Frank McDonald (eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business, forthcoming.

Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2016). Determinants of reinvested earnings of multinational subsidiaries in emerging economies, in Heinz Tuselmann et al. (eds), Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice, pp. 43-61. Palgrave. ISBN: 9781137569455.

Rugman, A.M. & Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2014). Modern international business theory and emerging economy MNCs, in Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Ravi Ramamurti (eds), Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets, Cambridge University Press, pp. 53-80. ISBN: 9781107064539.

Rugman, A.M. & Nguyen, Q.T.K. (2013). International business theories for international economists” (with Alan M. Rugman), in Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Steven Brakman, Hans van Ees and Harry Garretsen (eds.), Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business. CESifo Seminar Series. MIT Press, pp. 23-54. ISBN: 9780262019743.

Research Awards and Honours

Winner of the Palgrave-Macmillan Best Paper Award for the paper titled: Finance and exports of foreign subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (2017), Academy of International Business Conference, the United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI), Reading, April 6-8, 2017.

Winner of highly commended paper in International Journal of Emerging Markets (2014) “Chinese multinationals and public policy” (with Alan M. Rugman and Ziyi Wei).

Winner of the best paper award in Multinational Business Review (2014) “Can British multinational enterprises finance economic development in South East Asia?”

Winner of the best reviewer award in Multinational Business Review (2014), Emerald Literati Network.

Winner of the best conference reviewer, AIB Vancouver, Canada, June 23-26, 2014.

Winner of the best full paper award of International Business Track by the British Academy of Management (BAM)/ Emerald, University of Cardiff, September 12-13, 2012. “Host country location, subsidiary-level firm-specific advantages and subsidiary performance in South East Asia” (with Alan M. Rugman).

Additional Information

Past work experience: 13-year professional and managerial experience in accounting, finance and business administration with Siemens AG, Information and Communication Networks; Siemens Canada Limited, Industrial Solutions and Services; Fonterra Brands Singapore Pte Ltd; Abbott Laboratories S.A, Pharmaceutical Division.