Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Vien Chu

Dr Vien Chu

PhD

Vien Chu is a lecturer at CSU in the School of Accountancy and Finance, teaching in the Master of Professional Accounting.

Prior to joining academia, Vien worked for eight years as an accounting manager, a financial and general manager for international private sector companies in Vietnam. Vien completed two research studies: Masters in 2010 and PhD in 2015. While the Masters study examined NGOs' approaches to sustainable poverty alleviation through long-term effective programs in Vietnam, the PhD study investigated NGO accountability practices in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The work from the two studies has been published in journals, a book chapter, and conference papers. Vien's research interests include third sector accountability, reporting and disclosure, social enterprises and micro-enterprise development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Internal control systems and cloud computing.

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Vien has been teaching at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and in various accounting units including Management Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Systems and Processes, Company Accounting, Audit.

Vien is also an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education

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  •  Accountability of not-for-profile organisations (e.g. NGOs)
  • Social enterprises and micro-enterprise development
  • Sustainable poverty alleviation
  • Non-financial reporting and disclosure
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Internal control systems and cloud computing

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Journal articles
  • Luke, B. & Chu, V. (2013). Social enterprise versus social entrepreneurship: An examination of the 'why' and 'how' in pursuing social change. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), 764–784.
  • Chu, V. & Luke, B. (2012). Mission drift or strategic shift? Group formation strategies within MEPs. Journal of International Development, 24 (8), 1042-1045.
Book chapter
  • Chu, V. & Luke, B. (2015). Social audit regulation within the NGO sector: Practices of NGOs operating in Bangladesh and Indonesia. In M. Rahim & S. Idowu, Social Audit Regulation: Development, challenges and opportunity (pp.79-105). Switzerland: Springer.
Conference papers
  • Chu, V., Luke, B., & Furneaux C. (2016). Participation mechanisms: Shifting accountability in microenterprise development. Paper presented at the 2016 AFAANZ Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.afaanz.org/openconf/2016/modules/request.php?module=oc_proceedings&action=summary.php&id=28&a=Accept%3A+Discussant
  • Chu, V., Luke, B., & Furneaux C. (2016). Facilitating NGO accountability to powerless stakeholders: Roles of management strategies. Paper presented at the 2016 AFAANZ Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.afaanz.org/openconf/2016/modules/request.php?module=oc_proceedings&action=summary.php&id=104&a=Accept%3A+No+Discussant
  • Chu, V. & Luke, B. (2013). Mechanisms for NGO accountability to beneficiaries - A framework for NGOs engaging in microenterprise development. Paper presented at the 2013 AFAANZ Conference, Perth, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.afaanz.org/openconf/2013/modules/request.php?module=oc_proceedings&action=proceedings.php&a=Forum
  • Chu, V. & Luke, B. (2012). Participation mechanisms within NGO accountability: An examination of microenterprise development programs in Vietnam. Paper presented at the 2012 AFAANZ Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.afaanz.org/openconf/2012/modules/request.php?module=oc_proceedings&action=summary.php&a=Concurrent&id=211 
  • Luke, B. & Chu, V. (2012). Social enterprise versus social entrepreneurship: An examination of the 'why' and 'how' in pursuing social change. Paper presented at the 2012 ACERE Diana Conference, Freemantle, Western Australia.

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