Kim-Chi Trinh
Kim Chi Trinh

MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

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Dr. Kim-Chi Trinh is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Business Policy and Strategy at the National University of Singapore. Before entering academia, she worked for nearly a decade in the financial services industry where she last served as a Country Manager of Aetna International's Vietnam operation and a Board Member of its Southeast Asia Board of Directors.

As a professor who has taught Business Strategy to MBAs, undergraduates, and executives in the U.S. and Asia, Dr. Trinh is well-known for her dynamic, interactive teaching style. She has been awarded recognition from both students and faculty as Best MBA Lecturer of the Year and Outstanding Educator of the Year.

Dr. Trinh's research links theory and practice in the areas of organizational learning and renewal, strategic alliances, and corporate governance. Her research has appeared in the OECD's White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia, the International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, the Handbook of 21st Century Management, and the European Management Review.

Dr. Trinh also provides strategic advisory services to corporations and non-profit organizations active in Southeast Asia. She served on a number of Board of Advisors in Vietnam, including VietnamNet, FPT Vietnam, the Global Corporate Network, and the Hanoi School of Business. She has also been a recurring participant in Asian Corporate Governance Roundtables hosted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), engaging in dialogues on the critical corporate governance challenges facing publicly traded Asian corporations.

Dr. Trinh is a Vietnamese American. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Duke University and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from Cornell University.

Print Vita
Education
Ph.D., 2006, Mangement, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
B.A., 1992, Political Science and Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University

Academic Positions
Clinical Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2012-present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2011-2012
Assistant Professor, Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, 2006-2011

Other Professional Experience
Founder and Happiness Advocate, NgheNghiep.org, 2013-present
Advisory Board Member, FPT University, Hanoi School of Business, and the Global Corporate Network, 2009-2011
Highest position attained: Board Member of the Southeast Asia Board of Directors and Country Manager, Aetna International, 1996-2001
Highest position attained: Investment Banking Associate & Chief Representative of Travelers Group in Vietnam, Smith Barney & Travelers Group, 1993-1996

 
Print Research
Articles
Trinh, Kim-Chi and W. Mitchell. 2009. Talk, Think, Read (If Absolutely Necessary): The Impact of Social, Personal, and Documentary Knowledge on Task Performance. European Management Review. 6(1): 29-44(16).
Book Chapters
Trinh, Kim-Chi and W. Mitchell. 2007. "Organizational Memory." In International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, edited by S. R. Clegg, & J. R. Bailey, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Trinh, Kim-Chi. 2007. "Organizational memory: Why does it matter?." In Handbook of 21st Century Management, edited by C. Wankel, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 
Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: International Business

This course offers students an opportunity to learn about non-U.S. business environments within an innovative and flexible framework that combines traditional classroom-based learning with structured in-country field research. From its inception in 1989 as one class of 34 students covering the Soviet Union, the program has grown to become a cornerstone of the Kellogg experience for many students. The school currently sponsors 13 GIM courses composed of approximately 400 students traveling to 15 countries. Evanston full-time students gain admission to GIM classes through the bidding process in the fall quarter. Classroom instruction is held during the winter quarter, followed by two weeks of field research abroad and seminar presentations of written student reports during the spring quarter. (TMP and EMP GIM classes sometimes follow different schedules.) GIM courses are organized by student leaders under the guidance of a faculty adviser. If you would like to become a GIM student leader, please contact the IBMP office for more information.

Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances (MORS-454-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Management & Organizations

This course examines the theory and practice of creating and managing different types of strategic alliances such as joint ventures, licensing agreements, buyer-supplier partnerships and consortia. The course addresses the costs and benefits of strategic alliances versus internal development or mergers and acquisitions, and it places special emphasis on how to design alliances and avoid the many potential problems and complications in managing these relationships.

Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances (MORS-454-A)

This course counts toward the following majors: Health Enterprise Management, Health Industry Management, Management & Organizations

Amid global competition, increased technological change and intense resource constraints, more firms are working cooperatively with other organizations their strategic objectives. But such alliances are often difficult to achieve. This course examines the theory and practice of creating and managing different types of strategic alliances such as joint ventures, licensing agreements, buyer-supplier partnerships and consortia. It will help students understand the costs and benefits of strategic alliances (and why such alliances may be preferred over other strategies such as internal development or mergers and acquisitions). In addition, the course covers how to design alliances, and how to avoid the many potential problems and complications in managing these relationships. It also provides a framework for managing multiple alliances at once.

Executive MBA
Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances (MORSX-454-0)
Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances examines the theory and practice of strategic alliances such as joint ventures, licensing agreements, buyer-supplier partnerships and consortia.