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Professor Irene Chu

Lecturer (IB, M & B)

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
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Dr. Irene Chu is a lecturer in Business Ethics and Cross-cultural Studies at the School of  Management, University of Bradford. She is also acting Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability  (ERS) lead for the School of Management.  

She gained her PhD from Durham University Business School in 2018. 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 and institutional theory especially institutional logics. She is a regular speaker and panel member at international conferences related to Eastern and Western Virtue Ethics.


Teaching interests

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


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

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)


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleFrom Harmony to Conflict: MacIntyrean Virtue Ethics in a Confucian Tradition (2019)
AuthorsChu, I. and Moore, G.
JournalJournal of Business Ethics