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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 Strategy and International Business at the School of Management, University of Bradford. Before joining Bradford Management School, she taught at York St. John University Business School from 2010 to 2018 and also at Durham University Business School as a visiting lecturer.  

She was awarded the Founders’ Award for Emerging Scholars at the Society for Business Ethics conference (SBE) in Atlanta, USA 2017 in connection with her PhD from Durham University Management School. Her thesis was an interdisciplinary study of Eastern & Western philosophies and institutional logics in the context of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

She has lived in the UK for the last 14 years but is originally from Taiwan. Her industrial experience was gained in private and public sectors in both countries, which enables her to have insights into cross-cultural studies.  

Her research interest areas are business ethics, especially virtue ethics, SMEs and institutional logics in an international context. 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