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Dr 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Building Skillful Resilience Amid Uncertainty, You, J., Vu, M., Williams, C. 2021, The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era, London, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Micro-processes of Moral Normative Engagement with CSR Tensions: The Role of Spirituality in Justification Work, Shin, H., Vu, M., Burton, N. 18 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Sensemaking and spirituality: The process of re-centring self-decentralisation at work, Vu, M. 6 Oct 2021, In: International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Sounds of Silence: The Reflexivity, Self-decentralization, and Transformation Dimensions of Silence at Work, Vu, M., Fan, Z. 22 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Management Inquiry
  • Spiritual practice and management education pedagogy: exploring the philosophical foundations of three spiritual traditions, Burton, N., Culham, T., Vu, M. 1 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Management Education
  • Tensions and struggles in tackling bribery at the firm level: perspectives from Buddhist-enacted organizational leaders, Vu, M. 1 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • The Influence of Spiritual Traditions on the Interplay of Subjective and Normative Interpretations of Meaningful Work, Vu, M., Burton, N. 4 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • The light and the dark of mindful social capital: right mindfulness and social capital development, Burton, N., Vu, M. 1 Mar 2021, In: European Management Review
  • The Nature of the Self, Self-regulation and Moral Action: Implications from the Confucian Relational Self and Buddhist Non-self, Chu, I., Vu, M. 12 May 2021, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Trust issues and engaged Buddhism: The triggers for skillful managerial approaches, Vu, M., Tran, T. 1 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Business Ethics


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

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