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Mai Vu

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School



Mai Vu is a Lecturer in Leadership and Human Resource Management within the Leadership and Human Resource Management department, Faculty of Business and Law, Newcastle Business School.

She has obtained her MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Bradford School of Management and her PhD in Management from Durham University Business School.

Her research interests include leadership, workplace spirituality, meaningful work, corporate mindfulness, and the application of Buddhist philosophies in organizational studies. Her recent projects include cross-cultural studies and studies exploring paradoxes and identity transitions in the transitional economies.

Her PhD thesis has been awarded the MSR Most Promising Dissertation Award at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in 2017 and Honorable Mention for the 2018 Federic M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. 

Campus Address

Room 009a, City Campus East 1
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Upon Tyne


  • Human Resource Management MSc September 03 2018
  • Business andManagement Studies PhD

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Fusion leadership, Vu, M., Gill, R. 1 Aug 2019, In: International Journal of Cross Cultural Management
  • Mindful reflexivity: Unpacking the process of transformative learning in mindfulness and discernment, Vu, M., Burton, N. 16 Dec 2019, In: Management Learning
  • Tensions and struggles in tackling bribery at the firm level, Vu, M. 17 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Trust issues and engaged Buddhism, Vu, M., Tran, T. 4 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Is there corporate mindfulness? An exploratory study of Buddhist-enacted spiritual leaders’ perspectives and practices, Vu, M., Gill, R. 15 Mar 2018, In: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
  • “Letting go of the raft” – The art of spiritual leadership in contemporary organizations from a Buddhist perspective using skilful means, Vu, M., Gill, R. 7 Mar 2018, In: Leadership
  • Minding less, Vu, M., Wolfgramm, R., Spiller, C. 1 Nov 2018, In: Management Learning
  • Skilful means – a Buddhist approach to social responsibility, Vu, M. 1 Apr 2018, In: Social Responsibility Journal


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