Dr Huong Le



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Music, Vietnam, 1996
Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies, University of Sydney, 2003
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 2005
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009


+61 3 925 17075


Dr Huong Le currently teaches in management at Deakin Business School. Huong began her academic career lecturing in Vietnam. Since obtaining her PhD from the University of Sydney and establishing the career in Australia, she has developed a broad range of experience in management and marketing at the University of Wollongong and economics at Macquarie University, and research project appraisal in the Research and Evaluation, Planning and Innovation Directorate, NSW Department of Education and Training. At Deakin she has participated in consultancy projects for the Western Australia and Victoria governments and continues to foster links with industry partners in her home country of Vietnam.  She received a number of awards such as the Best Paper Award in the 2nd Australasian Non-profit and Social Marketing Conference, 2005 and Team Teaching Award Management (MMM132) at Deakin University, 2008.

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Research interests

  • Cross-cultural research
  • Employee well-being, job satisfaction and interventions
  • Organisational justice
  • Cultural diversity and managing a diverse workforce
  • Career development
  • Leisure management

Teaching interests


Organisational Behaviour

Human Resource Management

Knowledge areas

  • Cross-cultural research
  • Employee wellbeing, job satisfaction and interventions
  • Organisational justice and employee wellbeing
  • Career development
  • Cultural diversity and managing a diverse workforce
  • Tourism and leisure management
  • Arts and culture management and leadership in Vietnam
  • International education


Selected Conference Proceedings/Presentations

  1. Jiang, Z, and Le, H. Cultural Intelligence, Leader-Member Exchange, and Voice Behavior: A Study of Migrant Workers, Full paper accepted at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2016, Anaheim, US.
  2. Le, Huong and Zheng, Connie. (2015) Social inclusion, organisational justice and employee wellbeing” accepted at ‘Sustainable HRM and Employee Well-being Research Symposium’ , Sydney 4-5 November 2015.
  3. Le, Huong, Noblet, Andrew, and Nielsen, Ingrid. (2015) Participation of migrant employees in the stress intervention process. Presented a paper at the 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference (Melbourne, 2 July 2015).
  4. Le, Huong, and Fujimoto, Yuka, (2011) A participatory model of audience development. Proceedings of the 25th Annual ANZAM Conference 2011, Wellington, 7 – 9 December 2011.
  5. Le, Huong and Fujimoto, Yuka (2010) Motivators and Barriers of Ethnic Groups to Engage in Arts Performances. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ANZAM Conference 2010, Adelaide, Australia, 8 – 10 December 2011.
  6. Edwards, David and Le, Huong. (2010). Reflections on multicultural artists’ employment and career prospects. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ANZAM Conference 2010, Adelaide, Australia, 8 – 10 December 2010.
  7. Le, Huong, Frederick, Howard and Rentschler, Ruth (2010). Cultural Dimensions of Arts Entrepreneurship: Lessons for Vietnam from Australia. Global Conference on SME and Entrepreneurship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-27 August 2010.
  8. Le, Huong and Sargent, Jason (2009). Exploratory study into the use of the web as a marketing tool by arts organisations in Vietnam. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ANZAM Conference 2009 ‘Sustainable Management and Marketing’, Melbourne, Australia 2-4 December 2009, Promaco Conventions, Canning Bridge, W.A.

Professional activities

  • Member, Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Marketing (A* ranked)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management (A ranked)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (B ranked)
  • Reviewer, International Education Journal (B ranked)

Research groups

Organisational Behaviour Division


2012, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSoR), University of Wollongong

2012, Visiting Scholar, The University of Sydney

2008, Team Teaching Award for Management MMM132, Deakin University

2005, The Best Paper Award in the Arts Stream in the 2nd Australasian Non-profit and Social Marketing Conference

2004 to 2005, The Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarship, The University of Sydney

2001 to 2004, The Australian Development Scholarship (AusAID)


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Voices of dissent: unpacking Vietnamese international student experience

H Le, F Koo, R Arambewela, A Zutshi

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 280-292, International journal of educational management, Bingley, Eng., C1


Cultural intelligence and voice behavior among migrant workers: the mediating role of leader-member exchange

Z Jiang, H Le, P Gollan

(2017), pp. 1-31, International journal of human resource management, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Communicating to culture audiences

H Le, B Jones, T Williams, S Dolnicar

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 462-485, Marketing intelligence and planning, Bingley, Eng., C1


Cognitive cultural intelligence and life satisfaction of migrant workers: the roles of career engagement and social injustice

H Le, Z Jiang, I Nielsen

(2016), Vol. In press, pp. 1-21, Social indicators research, Berlin, Germany, C1


Inclusion, organisational justice and employee well-being

H Le, Zheng, Y Fujimoto

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 945-964, International journal of manpower, Bingley, Eng., C1


Social Inclusion Through Cultural Engagement Among Ethnic Communities

H Le, M Polonsky, R Arambewela

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 375-400, Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, C1


The international student's experience: An exploratory study of students from Vietnam

A Wearring, H Le, R Wilson, R Arambewela

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 71-89, The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, C1


Understanding Australian ethnic minority artists' careers

H Le, U Jogulu, R Rentschler

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 57-68, Australian journal of career development, London, Eng., C1


Lessons learned from community organizations: inclusion of people with disabilities and others

Y Fujimoto, R Rentschler, H Le, D Edwards, C Hartel

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 518-537, British journal of management, Chichester, England, C1


Vietnamese higher education in the context of globalisation : a question of qualitative or quantitative targets

H Le

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 17-29, International education journal : comparative perspectives, Bedford Park, S.Aust, C1


Understanding culture, motivation, and ethnic consumer behavior

F Koo, H Le

(2014), pp. 47-65, Handbook of research on effective marketing in contemporary globalism, Hershey, Pa., B1


A synthesis of globalisation, business culture and ebusiness adoption in Vietnam

H Le, F Koo, J Sargent

(2013), pp. 120-141, Cultural and technological influences on global business, Hershey, Pa., B1-1


Ethnic consumers of the arts: extending the MAO model

H Le, D Bednall, Y Fujimoto

(2013), pp. 78-95, Transcultural marketing for incremental and radical innovation, Hershey, PA, B1-1


Tourism Victoria, Australia : an integrative model of inclusive tourism for people with disabilities

H Le, Y Fujimoto, R Rentschler, D Edwards

(2012), pp. 144-156, Best practice in accessible tourism : inclusion, disability, ageing population and tourism, Tonawanda, N.Y., B1


Understanding perceptions of marketing arts and cultural events of ethnic groups

H Le

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 13-27, TMC academic journal, Peninsula Plaza, Singapore, C1


A participatory model for ethnic audience development for the arts

H Le, Y Fujimoto

(2011), pp. 1-15, ANZAM 2011 : 25th Annual Australian And New Zealand Academy of Management conference : the future of work and organisations, Wellington, N.Z., E1


The use of the web as a marketing tool by selected arts organisations in Vietnam : a preliminary investigation

H Le, J Sargent

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 50-63, TMC academic journal, Singapore, C1


Why has the rising economic tide failed to float the disability employment boat? A call to action : business,community, government and people power

D Edwards, R Rentschler, Y Fujimoto, H Le

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 117-127, International journal of diversity in organisations, communities and nations, Altona, Vic., C1


Breaking through the 'glass ceiling' : gender and arts leaders in Vietnam

H Le, R Rentschler, H Frederick

(2010), Vol. 5, pp. 1-14, International journal of the arts in society, Altona, Vic., C1


Cultural dimensions of arts entrepreneurship : lessons for Vietnam from Australia

H Le, H Frederick, R Rentschler

(2010), pp. 1-11, GCSME 2010 : Sustainable Economic Development and Enhancement of Quality of Life : The Role of Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship : Proceedings of the SME & Entrepreneurship Global Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, E1


Reflections on multicultural artists' employment and career prospects

D Edwards, H Le

(2010), ANZAM 2010 : Proceedings of the 24th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference : Managing for Unknowable Futures; 2010, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1


Motivators and barriers of ethnic groups to engage in arts performance

H Le, Y Fujimoto

(2010), ANZAM 2010 : Proceedings of the 24th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference : Managing for Unknowable Futures; 2010, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1


Exploratory study into the use of the web as a marketing tool by arts organisations in Vietnam

H Le, J Sargent

(2009), pp. 1-17, ANZAM 2009 : Sustainable management and marketing, Melbourne, Victoria, E1


Performing arts management in a climate of adjustment : case studies from Vietnam and Australia

H Le

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 488-503, Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1


Economic reforms, cultural policy : opportunities and challenges to the arts and culture in Vietnam in the age of globalization

H Le

(2008), Vol. 38, pp. 5-18, The journal of arts management, law and society, Washington, DC, C1


Considerations for performing arts organisations in a climate of transition to the open market context in Vietnam

H Le

(2008), pp. 1-15, ASAA 2008 : Proceedings of the Asian Studies Association of Australia 17th Biennial Conference : Is this the Asian Century, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Cross-cultural comparisons of tourist satisfaction : assessing analytical robustness

S Dolnicar, B Grun, H Le

(2008), pp. 137-150, Tourist satisfaction and complaining behavior : measurement and management issues in the tourism and hospitality industry, New York, N.Y., B1-1


Segmenting tourists based on satisfaction and satisfaction patterns

S Dolnicar, H Le

(2008), pp. 186-204, Tourist satisfaction and complaining behavior : measurement and management issues in the tourism and hospitality industry, New York, N.Y., B1-1


Case study: Vietnam museum of ethnology

H Le

(2007), pp. 49-57, Museum marketing : competing in the global marketplace, Oxford, England, B1-1


Arts leadership : case studies of Vietnamese arts managers

H Le

(2006), Vol. 4, pp. 270-283, Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1-1


Restructuring of education and training in Vietnam : a development and application of arts management training in Australia to Vietnam

H Le

(2006), ANZCIES 2006 : Global Governance, Educational Change and Cultural Ecology : Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of The Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, Canberra, A.C.T., E1-1


Arts marketing : a new tool for development of the arts sector in the market context in Vietnam

H Le

(2005), 2nd Australasian Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference, The Bowater School : at the threshold : challenges and developments in social, sport and arts marketing., Melbourne, Vic., E1-1



D Kingsbury

(2004), pp. 1-21, Key issues in development, New York, NY, B1


Changes in arts organisations under the open market economy in Vietnam

H Le

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 1539-1547, International journal of knowledge, culture and change management, Altona, Vic., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


No completed student supervisions to report