What research is about? Is research only for academics? Why are research and publishing important? How to disseminate research for impact? What journals and other dissemination channels are available? Why should you publish in some but not other journals?
These questions will be discussed in this short and sharp presentation by Vinh Thai, who has some preliminary experience as a researcher and as an industry professional.
Dr Vinh Thai is an associate professor at the School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain of RMIT University. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics (Q1 journal) and is well known internationally for his research in logistics and supply chain management in general and maritime logistics in particular. He has so far published more than 140 international peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and several book chapters, in leading academic journals e.g., Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Research Part A, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Shipping & Transport Logistics, Maritime Policy & Management, Maritime Economics & Logistics, etc. His work has been widely cited in academic journals as well as in industry magazines, newspapers, radio etc., such as Daily Cargo News, Science Daily, Safety & Health Magazine, ABC News Fact Check, Herald Sun, ABC Radio National, 2CC Canberra Radio, 2GB Sydney Radio, Yahoo News, etc. His current (Google) H-index is 33 with more than 3,000 citations.
Vinh is the founder of the Australian Maritime Logistics Research Network (AMLRN), established in 2019, connecting maritime academics and industry professionals in Australia and overseas. He has also been a consultant in numerous consultancy projects, for example, for ASEAN Secretariat (ASEAN maritime transport development study), Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA (Vietnam Transport Sector Study), World Bank in Vietnam (Northern Region Comprehensive Transport Strategy Study), Japan Bank for International Cooperation – JBIC (Study of the national transport development strategy for Vietnam), World Bank in Indonesia (Port Development Priority Projects and Value for Money Study). Prior to joining academia, he worked for various companies in the maritime logistics industry including Asian Pacific Shipping, P&O Nedlloyd Shipping Line, and Vietnam International Container Terminal (VICT).