Thanh Thi Phuong Nguyen*

Waseda University


Received Sylff fellowship in 2014.
Current Affiliation: Japan Securities Research Institute
Academic Supervisor: Professor Katsuyuki Kubo

Thanh Nguyen is now working as a researcher at Japan Securities Research Institute and as an invited researcher at Research Institute of Business Administration, Waseda University. She received a Ph.D. degree in Commerce from Waseda University. Before getting a Ph.D. degree, She also obtained an MBA degree from Waseda Business School, Waseda University. Her research interests are corporate governance, corporate finance, CSR, ESG and gender diversity.

Academic Achievements, Social Engagement Initiatives:
During her doctoral program, Thanh Nguyen focused on examining the recent changes in corporate governance in Japan, describing how the board of directors became diverse, and providing empirical evidence about the effects of the board’s composition diversity on firm value. Her research provides several major contributions to the related literature as existing related research mostly used data on European or US firms. It also provides important implications to policy makers in Japan such as the Corporate Governance Code and “Womanomics” policy package have increased the number of outside directors and female directors but not female CEOs or foreign directors.

Thanh has been the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships. She received the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund granted by the Nippon Foundation and the Tokyo Foundation, the Best Paper Award at the 8th Annual International Conference on Emerging Challenges: Contemporary Issues in Innovation and Management and the 2021 Research Award granted by Research Institute of Business Administration, Waseda University. She is also the principal investigator for two Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi). Regarding her research achievement, she has published five peer-reviewed papers, among which two are published at Global Finance Journal and Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.


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