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Mai Thi Thanh Thai

Associate Professor,  Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Mai Thi Thanh Thai

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: mai-thi-thanh.thai@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-1069
Secretary: 514 340-6000 ext. 1156
Fax: N/A
Office: 5.158

Other title(s)

Education

  • B.A., Hanoi University 
  • M.B.A., University of Hawai'i
  • Ph. D. (Management), University of St. Gallen

Expertise

  • International business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management

Current research

  • How and why small and medium-sized enterprises internationalize, how immigrant entrepreneurs set up and manage their businesses, what factors lead to their success, and how they use ties to their native countries

This publication selection covers the last five years.


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Journal articles (13)


THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, ANH, Nguyen Hoang; « The impact of culture on the creation of enterprises », Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 9, no 1, 2016, p. 1-22.

LERCH, Christophe, THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, PUHAKKA, Vesa, BURGER-HELMCHEN, Thierry; « Re-examining creativity in entrepreneurship », Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, Vol. 3, no 18, 2015, p. 3-23.

TURKINA, Ekaterina, THAI, Mai Thi Thanh; « Socio-psychological determinants of opportunity entrepreneurship », International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, vol. 11, no 1, Mars 2015, p. 213-238.

LERCH, Christophe, THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, PUHAKKA, Vesa, BURGER-HELMCHEN, Thierry; « La créativité entrepreneuriale: le sens pratique pour concrétiser les idées originales », Innovations (de Boeck), No 48, 2015, p. 5-11.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, DJOMO MAGNE, Jessica Georgette; « BRI Bayres Ritz International: Ready to Launch? », Revue internationale de cas en gestion, Vol. 13, no 1, Mars 2015, 32 p..

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina; « Macro-level determinants of formal entrepreneurship versus informal entrepreneurship », Journal of Business Venturing, vol. 29, no 4, Juillet 2014, p. 490-510.

TURGEON, Normand, THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, EPURAN, Gheorghe; « OSH Start-ups' Business Development Challenges: The Case of SENSORICA from a Total Integrated Marketing Perspective », International Journal of Economic Practices and Theories, Vol. 4, no 2, 2014, p. 135-145.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina, LE-NGUYEN, Khuong; « IT-Ration's Quest for Growth: A Market Choice Challenge », Revue internationale de cas en gestion, Vol. 12, no 4, Décembre 2014, 40 p..

TURKINA, Ekaterina, THAI, Mai Thi Thanh; « Social Capital, Networks, Trust and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: A Cross-Country Analysis », Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 7, no 2, 2013, p. 108-124.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina; « Entrepreneurial Migration: Its Characteristic, Causes and Effects », Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 7, no 3, 2013, p. 188-195.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, CHONG, Li-Choy; « Dynamic Experimental Internationalization: Strategy of SMEs from a Transition Economy », Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Vol. 11, no 4, 2013, p. 370-399.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, CHOY CHONG, Li, AGRAWAL, Narendra M.; « Straussian Grounded Theory: An Illustration », The Qualitative Report, Vol. 17, no 52, Septembre 2012, p. 1-55.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, THAI, Huong Thanh; « An Phuoc (A): Nguyen Thi Dien pourrait-elle sauver son entreprise de la crise financière asiatique? - An Phuoc (B): Nguyen Thi Dien saurait-elle naviguer dans la crise financière mondiale? », Revue internationale de cas en gestion, Vol. 10, no 4, Décembre 2012, 65 p..

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Books (2)


THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina et al.; Internationalization of Firms from Economies in Transition: The Effects of a Politico-Economic Paradigm Shift, Edward Elgar, 2014.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina; Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy - Models, Approaches and Prospects for Economic Development, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.

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Book chapters (5)


THAI, Mai Thi Thanh; « Contingency Perspective », Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, vol. 6, Wiley, 2014.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh; « Closed Economy », Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, vol. 6, Wiley, 2014.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina; « The Theory of Transition », Internationalization of Firms from Economies in Transition: The Effects of a Politico-Economic Paradigm Shift, Edward Elgar, 2014, p. 3-16.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina; « Determinants of Informal Entrepreneurship - A Cross-Country Analysis », Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy: Models, Approaches and Prospects for Economic Development, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013, p. 3-18.

THAI, Mai Thi Thanh, TURKINA, Ekaterina; « The Role of Managerial International Orientation in Product Innovation in Emerging Market Firms », Restoring America's Global Competitiveness through Innovation, Edward Elgar, 2013, p. 274-286.



This award and honor selection covers the last five years.


TURKINA, Ekaterina, THAI, Mai Thi Thanh
Highly commended paper pour l'article: «Social Capital Networks, Trust and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: A Cross-Country Analysis», Journal of Enterprising Communities, avril 2014


This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.

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Master's thesis direction – MSc in Management (2)

In codirection with : TURKINA, Ekaterina
The Management of Women Expatriates in International Humanitarian Organizations. Sexual Harassment and Compounding Threats in Crisis Zones. , by Ivy Abat
March 2018


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Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (12)

Étude de cas: Export Québec, le "fit" entre l'organisation et son contexte , by Thanh-Tam Thérèse Tran
January 2017

Bluecrushbikinis: designed and made in Montreal , by Zineb Ninia
September 2016

Vignoble Saint-Gabriel: Internationalisation des PMEs québecoises , by Julien Cyr-Lapierre
October 2015

In codirection with : LANGLEY, Ann
Un mandat portant sur la construction d'une communauté de pratique et d'une gouvernance médicale intégrée et partagée de 1ère ligne sur le territoire de la Pointe-de-L'Ile , by Maria Mitri
October 2015

Le rôle des états financiers dans le financement d'une OSBL , by Mathieu Antoine
March 2015

Tactus Scientific's New International Marketing Strategy , by Matthieu Patillon
September 2014

KhmerDev: quel candidat pour le poste de manager du département marketing? , by Xavier Reat Noch
March 2014

Le marché chinois du vin de glace , by Fanny Sun-Drapeau
March 2014

ABCmedia Market Expansion: Which Location to Enter? , by Sepideh Dastoori Moghaddam
March 2014

SIM CNC Internationalization: Which Market to Enter? , by Simon Shaienks-Desrochers
June 2013

Étude de développement international de DanapacK , by Pierre Jean Fardin
January 2013

Un mandat de recherche portant sur la promotion des États-Unis en tant que destination touristique auprès du marché québécois , by Sarah Messerli
September 2012


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