Dr Yen Tran

Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Yen Tran’s research interests are within the areas of Innovation Management, International Strategy and International Entrepreneurship (IE-IB). Her current research is focusing on

(1) Organisational and innovation capability development in response to technological changes.

(2) Entrepreneurial mobility (entrepreneurial knowledge and capability development) in emerging markets (MNC spin offs/employee mobility, knowledge repatriation, returnee entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship and digital internationalisation strategy).

Areas of interest

  • Strategy, Innovation, International Entrepreneurship, Capability Development, International Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Repatriation, Ambidexterity.


2010: PhD in Business Economics and Innovation – Copenhagen Business School –Stanford University

2005: MSc in International Business Studies – Copenhagen Business School

2003: MBA – Ohio State University USA (Exchanged program)

2002- MBA - Asian Institute of Technology – Thailand

1998- BBA- Hanoi Foreign Trade University

1997- Bachelor of Law – Hanoi National University


Yen Tran is currently an Associate Professor in Innovation, Strategy and International Entrepreneurship at Edinburgh Business School. She previously held academic position at Copenhagen Business School (INT) and was a visiting professor at FPT University- Business School- Vietnam (2016-2019). She has strong collaboration with Danang Economic University, VN_UK research institute, Vietnam.

Her work has been published in world class journals well regarded in Innovation and International Business (IB) (from ABS 3*) such as R&D Management, Management International Review (MIR), MOR, Long Range Planning (LRP), Thunderbird International Business Review, International Business Review (IBR), Industry and Innovation, Industry Marketing Management (IMM) and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (USA)

"Participant-centred teaching with state of art theoretical models and practical knowledge from industry. High quality research with rigorous methodology, value-adding theoretical contribution and positive societal impact."

Yen Tran

Key publications

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