Dr Nam Nguyen

Dr Nam Nguyen
 Position Res Fellow-Systems Design & Complexity Mgmt
 Org Unit Business School Office
 Email nam.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1491
 Mobile +61 4 2350 6901
 Location Floor/Room 9 05 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Nam Nguyen is a director (Australia and Southeast Asia) of Malik Institute, Switzerland (one of the world’s leading organizations for holistic general management, leadership and governance solutions). 

    Nam was a co-founder of the internationally linked Systems Design and Complexity Management (SDCM) Alliance at The University of Adelaide Business School; and currently an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in the Business School. He has been awarded a number of nationally and internationally competitive academic fellowships and research grants (worth more than $1m). Nam is also a recipient of the prestigious Davos Australian Leadership Award for being at the forefront of his chosen field, systems thinking and complexity management; a former member of the Scientific Board of the Business Systems Laboratory, Italy; a Vice President (2012-13; 2015-17) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) and a Vice President (2014-16; 2018-2020) of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR).

  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of AgriEconomics (National Economics University, Vietnam: 1994-1998)
    • Master of AgriBusiness (The University of Adelaide, Australia: 2001-2002)
    • PhD in the field of Risk Management and Decision Support Systems (The University of Queensland, Australia: 2003-2007)
    • Postdoc Research in the Application of Systems Thinking in Practice (The University of Queensland, Australia: 2008-2011)

  • Awards & Achievements

    Selected awards/achievements:

    2017:  Received the “Outstanding Contribution Award for Leadership and Service” for the term as Vice President of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) during the years 2014 – 2016.

    2017:   Invited to the 19th by-invitation-only IFSR Conversations, 8 – 13 April 2018, Linz, Austria

    2017:   Invited Panellist at the Vietnam CEO Summit, 18 July 2017, Sheraton Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam.

    2016:   Invited to give two Plenary Presentations on “Malik Management Systems for Effectuating Namami Gange” and “Malik Ecopolicy and Sensitivity Model - A cybernetic simulation program for learning about systems thinking, leadership for sustainable socio-ecological systems and a system tool for dealing with complexity” at the International Conference on Leadership Socio-Ecological Systems, 23-25 July, India.

    2016:   Invited to the 18th by-invitation-only IFSR Conversations, 3 – 8 April, Linz, Austria.

    2016:   Invited to give a Plenary Presentation on “Malik Ecopolicy and Sensitivity Model” at the International Conference on Strategic Management for Sustainable Development, Systems Thinking and Cybernetics Approach - Lessons for Vietnam, 18 March, Hanoi, Vietnam.

    2015:   Elected as a Vice-President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (VP for Systems Education)

    2015:   Invited as a co-author to give a Plenary Presentation on “Capacity Building” at the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) 2015 Conference, 2-7 August, Berlin, Germany.

    2015:   Invited to give a Keynote Address on “Think2impact™: A systems based approach for complexity management” at the Graduate Management Association of Australia National Conference 2015, 3 July, Adelaide, Australia.

    2015:   Invited to give a Keynote Address on “Think2Impact – A platform for knowledge creation and dissemination to systemically deal with complex issues in a rapidly changing world” at the 5th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Asian Economic Transformation (BizStrategy), 27-28 July, Singapore.

    2015:  Invited as a co-author to give a Plenary Presentation on “Think2Impact: Taking Systems Thinking to Global Organisations and Communities” at the 3rd Business Systems Laboratory (BSLab) International Symposium "Advances in Business Management: Towards Systemic Approach", 21-23 January, Perugia, Italy.

    2015:   Invited to co-conduct a Workshop and Practical Session at the 3rd BSLab International Symposium, 21-23 January, Perugia, Italy.

    2015:   Invited to co-chair a parallel session on “Systems Practice for Managing Complexity” at the 3rd BSLab International Symposium, 21-23 January, Perugia, Italy.

    2015:  Invited to give a Seminar at the Sapienza University of Rome, 19 January, Rome, Italy.

    2014:  Elected as a Vice-President of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR)

    2014:  Appointed as a Member of the Scientific Board of the Business Systems Laboratory, Italy

    2014:  Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

    2014:  Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Systems Thinking courses)

    2014:  South Australian Department of State Development Research Grant (Co-Investigator (Co-I) with Prof Ockie Bosch)

    2014:  Haiphong People’s Committee, Vietnam Int’l Research Grant

    2014:  Faculty of the Professions Category 1 (ARC) Grant Support (Chief Investigator – CI)

    2014:  Invited to the 17th by-invitation-only Conversations of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), 27 April - 2 May 2014, Linz, Austria

    2014: Invited to Co-Chair a Symposium on Evolutionary Learning Laboratory (ELLab) at the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), 22-25 April 2014, Vienna, Austria

    2014:   Invited to Co-Chair a Panel Discussion on ‘Shaping Systems Thinkers for Sustainability’, Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre, 22 April, Singapore

    2014:   Received a Certificate of Merit from Haiphong City Government for Contributions to Integrated Governance and diffusing systems thinking in Vietnamese society

    2013:   Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations Grant (Co-I with Prof Ockie Bosch)

    2013:   Invited to give a Keynote Speech at the International Conference on Social Environmental Education, 21-22 July 2013, Taipei, Taiwan

    2013:   Co-author of the Best Paper Awarded at the Business Systems Lab International Symposium, 24-25 January 2013, Madrid, Spain

    2012:   Elected as a Vice-President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (VP Memberships and Conference)

    2012:   Invited to the 16th by-invitation-only Conversations of the IFSR, 14-19 April 2012, Linz, Austria

    2011:   Australian Leadership Award

    2011:   Uiversitas21 Early Career Researcher Fellowship

    2011:   The University of Queensland ResTeach Fellowships

    2010:   The University of Queensland ResTeach Fellowship

    2009:   The University of Queensland ResTeach Fellowship

    2009:   AusAID Grant – Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (ALAF) for Cambodia (Co-I with Prof Bosch)

    2008:   AusAID Grant – ALAF for Vietnam (Co-I with Prof Bosch)

    2008:   The University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

    Of all the above, the most significant award is the prestigious 2011 Australian Leadership Award from the Australian Davos Connection (ADC) Forum. In 2011, there were only 30 such Awards made to Australians from a wide spectrum of organisations and professions which recognise young leaders for their work and their demonstrated vision for Australia’s future, as well as the outstanding experience and potential both within Awardees’ professions and with respect to their broader contributions.

  • Teaching Interests

    Dr Nguyen used to teach several systems thinking courses (formal teaching) for the undergraduate and postgrad programs at the University of Queensland; undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Adelaide (in Australia and Singapore campuses); Graduate School of Systems Design and Management, Keio University, Japan. He has also coordinated the revolutionary educational Ecopolicy programs (informal teaching) in high schools and universities in Australia and Vietnam.

    Currently, Dr Nguyen is offering executive and ‘customized’ training courses in systems thinking, complexity management, and the unique Malik Management Systems.

  • Research Interests

    As a systems scientist Dr Nguyen’s research is interdisciplinary in nature which cuts across a wide range of disciplines and themes including management, leadership, governance, social and behavioural sciences, education, business, sustainable development, and complexity management. He has been the principal supervisor of 2 PhD students and co-supervisor of 3 PhD students in the Business School. Dr Nguyen and his team have established various Evolutionary Learning Laboratories (ELLabs) to address complex problems around the world.

  • Research Funding

    Dr Nguyen is the recipient of various competitive academic fellowships and awards, investigator or co-investigator of many research grants including (recently selected ones):

    ·       South Australian Department of State Development Research Grant 2014-2015 ($30,000)

    ·       South Australian Department of Health Research Grant 2014-2015 ($15,000)

    ·       Haiphong International Research Grant 2014-2015 ($50,000)

    ·       Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research 2014 ($2,000)

    ·       Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014 ($2,000)

    ·       Faculty of the Professions Cat 1 (ARC) Support Grant 2014 ($2,900)

    ·       Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations Grant 2013-2014 (US$100,000)

    ·       Grant from the Australia Development Awards Alumni Program 2012 ($10,000)

    ·       University of Queensland (UQ) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2008-12 ($380,000)

    ·       UQ ResTeach Fellowships 2009, 2010 and 2011 (total $94,000)

    ·       Australian Leadership Award (ALA) 2011 ($12,000)

    ·       Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Grants 2008 and 20009 (total $330,000)

  • Publications

    Dr Nguyen’s research is of a strong interdisciplinary nature using systems thinking approaches and integration. The top two journals in his research field are Systems Research and Behavioral Science and System Dynamics Review. The former (SR&BS) is the official journal of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR). SR&BS is in the Field of Research (FoR) 1503 and ranked A in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List.

    Even though he is still relatively young in his research career, Dr Nguyen has so far contributed to the knowledge base of his research fields by authoring/co-authoring more than 80 refereed publications (including referred conference papers).

    i. Scholarly books (3)

    1.       Bosch, O. J. H., N. C. Nguyen and T. V. Nguyen (2016). Systems Thinking for EVERYONE: The Journey from Theory to making an Impact in Vietnam. Adelaide, Australia, SysPrac Pty Ltd;  ISBN 978-0-9942356-1-9.

    2.       Bosch, O. J. H. and N. C. Nguyen (2015). Systems Thinking for EVERYONE: The Journey from Theory to making an Impact. Canberra, Australia: Think2Impact Pty Ltd; ISBN 978-0-9942356-0-2.

    3.       Edson, M. C., G. S. Metcalf, G. Chroust, N. C. Nguyen and S. Blachfellner, Eds. (2015). Systems Thinking: New Directions in Theory, Practice and Application. Austria, Institute for Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria; SEA-Publications: SEA-SR-41; ISBN 978-3-902457-41-7.

    ii. Scholarly book chapters (5)

    4.       Van Vierssen Trip, F., Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2017). R&D productivity in the pharmaceutical industry: Scenario simulations using a Bayesian belief network. In Decision Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1-4, Chapter 14, pp. 302-320). doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1837-2.ch014

    5.       Blachfellner, S., O. J. H. Bosch, V. Bulc, V. Delgado, D. Karabeg, A. Laszlo, M. F. Li, N. C. Nguyen and W. Watkins (2015). Thrivable Systems - from Vision to Reality. In Systems Thinking: New Directions in Theory, Practice and Application. M. C. Edson, G. S. Metcalf, G. Chroust, N. C. Nguyen and S. Blachfellner (Eds.), Institute for Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria; SEA-Publications: SEA-SR-41; ISBN 978-3-902457-41-7, pp. 14-21.

    6.       Laszlo, A., S. Blachfellner, O. J. H. Bosch, N. C. Nguyen, V. Bulc, M. Edson, J. Wilby and G. Pór (2012). Curating the Conditions for a Thrivable Planet: Systemic Leverage Points for Emerging a Global Eco-Civilization. In Edited book of the 16th International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) Conversations "Systems and Science at Crossroads", 14-19, April 2012, Linz, Austria, SEA-Publications: SEA-SR-32. ISBN: 978-3-902457-32-5, pp. 41-65.

    7.       Nguyen, N., Wegener, M., & Russell, I. (2011). Risk management strategies and decision support systems in agriculture: a study of risk management in rainfed farming systems in Queensland. In Rainfed Farming Systems (Chapter 35, pp. 901-921). P. Tow, I. Cooper, I. Partridge, & C. Birch (Eds.), Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-9132-2_35

    8.       Nguyen, N., Cooper, I., & Coventry, D. (2002). Farming risks on the Upper Eyre Peninsula. In Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems 2002 Summary (pp. 165-167). South Australia: the Printing Press.

    iii. Refereed journal articles (40)

    9.       Ha, T., Bosch, O., Nguyen, N., & Trinh, C. (2017). System dynamics modelling for defining livelihood strategies for women smallholder farmers in lowland and upland regions of northern Vietnam: A comparative analysis. Agricultural Systems, 150, 12-20. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2016.09.008

    10.    Nguyen, T., Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2017). Identifying key success factors in supply chain management for increasing the competitive advantages of Vietnamese coffee. Competitiveness Review, 27(5), 438-461. doi:10.1108/CR-10-2016-0066

    11.    Nguyen, T., Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2017). Enhancing the competitive advantages of Vietnamese coffee through the exploration of causal loop modelling in the supply chain. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 26(1), 17-33. doi:10.1504/IJLSM.2017.080629

    12.    Banson, K., Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2016). Using system archetypes to identify drivers and barriers for sustainable agriculture in Africa: a case study in Ghana. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 33(1), 79-99. doi:10.1002/sres.2300

    13.    Banson, K., Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2016). Systemic management to address the challenges facing the performance of agriculture in Africa: case study in Ghana. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 33(4), 544-574. doi:10.1002/sres.2372

    14.    Ha, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2016). Practical contributions of the systems-based evolutionary learning laboratory to knowledge and stakeholder management. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 29(3), 261-275. doi:10.1007/s11213-015-9363-2

    15.    Ha, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2016). Establishing an evolutionary learning laboratory for improving the quality of life of Vietnamese women in small-scale agriculture: part I - the current situation. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 33(4), 532-543. doi:10.1002/sres.2346

    16.    Banson, K., Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2016). A Systems Thinking Approach to the Structure, Conduct and Performance of the Agricultural Sector in Ghana. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. doi:10.1002/sres.2437

    17.    Phan, T., Nguyen, N., Bosch, O., Nguyen, T., Le, T., & Tran, H. (2016). A systemic approach to understand the conservation status and viability of the critically endangered Cat Ba Langur. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 33(6), 742-752. doi:10.1002/sres.2387

    18.    Nguyen, N., Bosch, O., Nguyen, T., Banson, K., Tan, L., Goh, G., Lim, O., & Jupary, Z. (2016). The Economic Importance of Social Graciousness Index: A Systemic Approach to Singapore Case. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems, 2 (2), 102-125. doi: 10.1504/IJMABS.2016.10001062

    19.    Nguyen, N., Bosch, O., Ong, F., Seah, J., Succu, A., Nguyen, T., & Banson, K. (2016). A systemic approach to understand smartphone usage in Singapore. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 33(3), 360-380. doi:10.1002/sres.2348

    20.    Ha, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2016). A participatory systemic approach to rural community development in Vietnam. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 5(4), 53-62. Retrieved from http://www.ijstr.org/

    21.    Banson, K. E., Nguyen, N. C., & Bosch, O. (2015). A systemic intervention to access resource impact on the quality of life among women farmers in developing countries: evidence from Ghana. Academia Journal of Agricultural Research, 3(2), 015-022. doi:10.15413/ajar.2015.0108

    22.    Banson, K. E., Nguyen, N. C., & Bosch, O. J. H. (2015). A systems thinking approach: 'the greater push model' for growth and sustainability in Africa - evidence from Ghana. Int. J. of Markets and Business Systems, 1(4), 289-313. doi:10.1504/IJMABS.2015.074208 

    23.    Nguyen, N. C., Bosch, O., Banson, K. E., Ting, O., Xuan, J., & Hui, M. (2015). A Systems Thinking Approach to address the Complex Issue of Plastic Surgery in South Korea. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems, 1(2), 108-135. Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijmabs

    24.    Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, N. C., & Bosch, O. J. H. (2015). Applying a Systems Thinking approach to address the barriers affecting the Vietnamese coffee export industry. International Journal of Business and Management Review, 3(4): 49-65.

    25.    Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, N. C., & Bosch, O. J. H. (2015). Coffee processing management to increase green coffee quality: A Systems Thinking approach. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems 1(3), pp. 181–195. doi: 10.1504/IJMABS.2015.073518

    26.    Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, N. C., & Bosch, O. J. H. (2015). Contribution of the systems thinking approach to reduce production cost and improve the quality of Vietnamese coffee. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems 1(1): 53-68. doi: 10.1504/IJMABS.2015.070272

    27.    Ha, T. M., Bosch, O. J., & Nguyen, N. C. (2015). Systemic interventions addressing market access challenges of smallholder vegetable farmers in Northern Vietnam. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems, 1(2), 136. doi:10.1504/IJMABS.2015.072262

    28.    Trinh, C. T., Ha, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2015). "Using a Systems Approach to Improve the Lives of Women Smallholder Farmers in the North-western Mountainous Region of Vietnam." DEPOCEN Working Paper Series.

    29.    Trip, F. W. V. V., Nguyen, N. C., & Bosch, O. J. (2015). R&D Productivity in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Scenario Simulations Using a Bayesian Belief Network. International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), 6(1), 1-16.

    30.    Ha, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2015). Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Agribusiness Success of Small-scale Farming Systems in Northern Vietnam. Business and Management Studies, 1(2), 36-44. doi:10.11114/bms.v1i2.820

    31.    Ha, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2015). Establishing an evolutionary learning laboratory for improving the quality of life of Vietnamese women in small-scale agriculture: part II - systemic interventions. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 33(3), 341-359. doi:10.1002/sres.2349

    32.    Ha, T. M., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. C. (2015). Defining the real needs of women smallholder farmers in Vietnam: the importance of grassroots participation and multi-stakeholder collaboration. International Journal of Business and Management Review, 3(2), 35-58. Retrieved from http://www.eajournals.org/

    33.    Banson, K., Nguyen, N., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, T. (2015). A systems thinking approach to address the complexity of agribusiness for sustainable development in Africa: a case study in Ghana. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 32(6), 672-688. doi:10.1002/sres.2270

    34.    Nguyen, T., Bosch, O., & Nguyen, N. (2014). Using the Evolutionary Learning Laboratory Approach to Establish a World First Model for Integrated Governance of Haiphong, Vietnam. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 31(5), 627-641. doi:10.1002/sres.2311

    35.    Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2014). The art of interconnected thinking: starting with the young. Challenges, 5(2), 239-259. doi:10.3390/challe5020239

    36.    Kiura, T., Bosch, O., Nguyen, N., Shirasaka, S., & Maeno, T. (2014). Creating a new business through applying the systems-based evolutionary learning laboratory approach. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 31(6), 696-707. doi:10.1002/sres.2319

    37.    Bosch, O., Nguyen, N., & Ha, T. (2014). Can advancements in economic and managerial practice be achieved without systems thinking education as the foundation?. Business Systems Review, 3(2), 33-53. doi:10.7350/BSR.D07.2014

    38.    Nguyen, Q., & Nguyen, N. (2013). Systems thinking methodology in researching the impacts of climate change on livestock industry. Journal of Vietnamese Environment, 4(1), 20-27. doi:10.13141/jve.vol4.no1.pp20-27

    39.    Bosch, O., Nguyen, N., Maeno, T., & Yasui, T. (2013). Managing complex issues through evolutionary learning laboratories. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 30(2), 116-135. doi:10.1002/sres.2171

    40.    Bosch, O., Nguyen, N., & Sun, D. (2013). Addressing the critical need for a "new way of thinking" in dealing with complex issues facing our societies (Best Paper Award). Business Systems Review 2(2): 48-70 (Special Issue - Selected papers of the first B.S.Lab International Symposium).

    41.    Nguyen, N., & Bosch, O. (2013). A systems thinking approach to identify leverage points for sustainability: a case study in the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 30(2), 104-115. doi:10.1002/sres.2145

    42.    Nguyen, N., Graham, D., Ross, H., Maani, K., & Bosch, O. (2012). Educating systems thinking for sustainability: experience with a developing country. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 29(1), 14-29. doi:10.1002/sres.1097

    43.    Keegan, M., & Nguyen, N. (2011). Systems thinking, rural development and food security: key leverage points for Australia's regional development and population policy. Migration Australia; A journal of studies, ideas and analysis about migration, 1(1), 50-64.

    44.    Nguyen, N., Bosch, O., & Maani, K. (2011). Creating 'learning laboratories' for sustainable development in biospheres: a systems thinking approach. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 28(1), 51-62. doi:10.1002/sres.1044

    45.    Nguyen, N., Wegener, M., Russell, I., Coventry, D., & Cooper, I. (2007). Risk management strategies by Australian farmers: two case studies. AFBM Journal, 4(1 & 2), 23-30. Retrieved from http://www.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/109433/AFBM_Journal_v04_03_Nam_Nguyen_et_al.pdf

    46.    Nguyen, N., Wegener, M., & Russell, I. (2007). Decision support systems in Australian agriculture: state of the art and future development. AFBM Journal, 4(1 & 2), 15-21. Retrieved from http://www.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/109432/AFBM_Journal_v04_02_Nam_Nguyen_et_al.pdf

    47.    Nguyen, N. C. (2003). Key agricultural exports: Current situation and solution recommendations. Economics and Development Review, 74(1): 19-22.

    48.    Nguyen, N. C. (2002). The key solutions for risk reduction of agricultural enterprises. Economics and Development Review, 62(1): 18-19.

  • Professional Associations

    Dr Nguyen has developed a strong national and international reputation. Nationally, he was invited on the Advisory Group contributing to an Australian Learning and Teaching Council project on Decision Support Systems in Australian Universities. Dr Nguyen had also contributed advice to the ‘Australia Reports 2011 & 2012: Risks and Opportunities’, developed by the Australian Davos Connection Forum in collaboration with KPMG. In addition, he had successfully coordinated two Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (ALAF) programs funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

    Internationally, his research has attracted much attention from systems scientists. This is evidenced in the publication of his many research articles in Systems Research and Behavioral Science (SR&BS), the official Journal of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR). The IFSR has also invited Dr Nguyen to attend 03 IFSR Conversations in Linz, Austria.

    In April 2014, Dr Nguyen was elected as a Vice-President (2014-16) of the IFSR. IFSR is a ‘mother’ organisation which has 44 member organisations and societies, from all continents, under its ‘umbrella’. Dr Nguyen is also a Vice-President (2012-13 and 2015-17) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS). He had contributed significantly to the successful organisation of the ISSS Conferences in Brisbane, Australia (2009) and Haiphong, Vietnam (2013). Dr Nguyen is currently serving on the editorial boards of several journals including ‘Systema: Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology’, ‘American Journal of Management Studies’, ‘International Journal of Markets and Business Systems’, ‘Kybernetes: the international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences’. He is regularly invited to review various manuscripts for several other international journals and also the Invited Guest Editor of the 2014 Special Issue on ‘Education for Sustainability’ for the International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life Long Learning; Guest Editor of the 2016-17 Special Issue on "Systems Approaches and Tools for Managing Complexity" for the Systems journal. He also serves in the program committee of GSTFs Annual International Conference on Business Strategy in Singapore.

    Dr Nguyen has worked with and had close collaborations and contacts with various international organisations and counterparts including the IFSR; the ISSS; Malik Institute, Switzerland; Systemic Excellence Group, Germany; Hull Business School, UK; Business Systems Laboratory, Italy; School of Business, Adelphi University, US; Graduate School of Systems Design and Management, Keio University, Japan; the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), Australia; the Vietnam Man and Biosphere (MAB) National Committee, Hai Phong City People’s Committee, Ha Noi National University of Education, National Economics University, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam; Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia; UNESCO/MAB program; South Australian Departments of State Development and Health; Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Australia; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, etc.

  • Professional Interests

    Providing consultancy services for the management of complex problems in business, government, social, natural, scientific and political spheres; offering executive training courses in systems thinking, complexity management.

  • Community Engagement

    ·       Member of the Governing Council, Glenunga International High School, Adelaide, Australia, 2017-18 

    ·       Member of the Governing Council, East Adelaide School, Adelaide, Australia: 2012-15; 2015-17

    ·       Member of the Education Committee, East Adelaide School, Adelaide, Australia: 2012-13; 2015-16

    ·       Member of the Sports Committee, East Adelaide School, Adelaide, Australia: 2016-17

    ·       Coach of the East Adelaide Red Netball Team (Winter Season 2016)

    ·       President of the Gatton International Student Association (GISA), University of Queensland: 2003-2004

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