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Biography

Dr. Irene Chu is Assistant Professor in Business Ethics and Cross-cultural Studies and the Programme Leader for MSc International Business and Management at the School of  Management, University of Bradford. She is also acting Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability  (ERS) lead for the School of Management.  

Before gaining her PhD from Durham University Business School in 2018, she worked in both private and public sectors in Taiwan and the UK. As an early career researcher, she was awarded the Best Paper Awards and Best Symposium at the Academy of Management (AOM) conference’s Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) stream in Boston, 2019. She was also awarded the Founders’ Award for Emerging Scholars at the Society for Business Ethics conference (SBE) in Atlanta, USA 2017 in connection with her PhD.

Her research interest areas are business ethics, especially virtue ethics, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies, critical realism and institutional theory especially institutional logics. She is a regular speaker and panel member at international conferences related to Eastern and Western Virtue Ethics.

Recent Publications:

Chu, I. and Vu, M.C., 2021. The Nature of the Self, Self-regulation and Moral Action: Implications from the Confucian Relational Self and Buddhist Non-self. Journal of Business Ethics, pp.1-18.

Adomako, S., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Debrah, Y.A., Khan, Z., Chu, I. and Robinson, C., 2020. Institutional Voids, Economic Adversity, and Inter-firm Cooperation in an Emerging Market: The Mediating Role of Government R&D Support. British Journal of Management.

Donbesuur, F., Ampong, G.O.A., Owusu-Yirenkyi, D. and Chu, I., 2020. Technological innovation, organizational innovation and international performance of SMEs: The moderating role of domestic institutional environment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change161, p.120252. 

Amankwah-Amoah, J. Adomako, S., Chu, I. (2020) Entrepreneurs’ Passion, Home Country’s Institutional Voids and Small Firm Internationalization. Research in International Business and Finance.

Chu, I. & Moore, G. (2019) From Harmony to Conflict: MacIntyrean Virtue Ethics in a Confucian Tradition. Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue.

Research

I'm interested in Institutional logics, Business ethics especially in virtue ethics, Strategic orientation of SMEs, Cross-Cultural studies.

Teaching

Teaching interests

I teach modules in Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Cross-Cultural Management both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-18: Durham University Business School - PhD
  • 01-JAN-17: - the Founders’ Award for Emerging Scholars at the Society for Business Ethics conference (SBE)
  • 01-JAN-19: - Best Paper Awards - at the Academy of Management (AOM) conference’s Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) stream
  • 01-JAN-19: - Best Symposium - at the Academy of Management (AOM) conference’s Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) stream

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleTechnological innovation, organizational innovation and international performance of SMEs: The moderating role of domestic institutional environment (2020)
AuthorsDonbesuur F.;Ampong G.O.A.;Owusu-Yirenkyi D.;Chu I.
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
DOI10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120252
 
TitleEntrepreneurs' Passion, Home Country's Institutional Voids and Small Firm Internationalization (2020)
AuthorsAdomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J., Chu I.
JournalResearch in International Business and Finance
 
TitleInstitutional Voids, Economic Adversity, and Inter-firm Cooperation in an Emerging Market: The Mediating Role of Government R&D Support (2020)
AuthorsSamuel Adomako; Joseph Amankwah-Amoah; Yaw Debrah; Zaheer Khan; Irene Chu; Catherine Robinson
JournalBritish Journal of Management
PublisherWiley
 
TitleEntrepreneurs’ passion, home country's institutional voids and small firm internationalization (2020)
AuthorsAdomako S.;Amankwah-Amoah J.;Chu I.
JournalResearch in International Business and Finance
DOI10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.101178
 
TitleFrom Harmony to Conflict: MacIntyrean Virtue Ethics in a Confucian Tradition (2019)
AuthorsChu, I. and Moore, G.
JournalJournal of Business Ethics