Nguyen Chi Toan

PhD Topic

The Role of Supplier Willingness in Supplier Development in International SME Context: A Case Study in IT Outsourcing Sector

  • Supplier development is one of most important functions of client-supplier relationship management practice. This research focuses on the contributions of both the client and its suppliers in SD process. Within an international SME context, a case study in IT outsourcing sector explores that supplier willingness plays an important role in SD decisions and processes.



  • 1988 born in Dong Thap, Vietnam
  • Sept 2006 - Dec 2010: Bachelor of Industrial Management - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • Aug 2012 - Aug 2014: Master of Business Administration - School of Industrial Management, Ho Chi Minh City, University of Technology
  • Oct 2012 - April 2015: Master of International Management Consultant - University of Arts & Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, A Joint Program in Vietnam
  • Oct 2015 - now: PhD student - International SEPT program, University of Leipzig, Germany


Professional experiences

  • Nov 2014 - Oct 2015: Senior Student Recruitment Consultant - RMIT University, Vietnam
  • April 2013 - Sep 2014: Business Development Manager - MSS Marketing Solutions & Services Ltd., Vietnam
  • Nov 2010 - March 2013: Marketing Executive, Vice Research Manager, Junior Lecturer - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam


Scholarship & Awards

  • PhD Scholarship, MoET, Vietnam (2015)
  • MBA Sponsorship, HCM City University of Technology, Vietnam (2012)


Research interests

  • International business
  • Internationalization of SMEs
  • Global value chains
  • Sourcing management


Nguyen Chi Toan

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
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04109 Leipzig

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