Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Tourism Economics and Forecasting
  • Financial econometrics
  • Financial services
  • Issues in Research Training
  • Quantitative methods

Available to supervise research students

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About Jo (Chau) Vu

Dr Jo Chau Vu has been a Senior Lecturer in the Victoria University Business School since 1991. She has taught in the areas of Quantitative Methods, Financial Risk Management, International Economics and Finance, Research Methods and Research Proposal Development at doctoral level.

Jo has undertaken offshore teaching and coordinating assignments in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. From 2012 to 2015, Jo took the role as an Offshore Site Coordinator at University of Economics - Ho Chi Minh (UEH), Vietnam. She provided academic leadership for the establishment and delivery of a joint teaching program in Banking and Finance with the UEH.

From 2016 to 2018, she served as the Director of Research Training, College of Business, and from 2012 to 2016 as the Director of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program. During this period, Jo has strategically reviewed and restructured the whole DBA program, transforming it into a streamlined and cohesive academic program, including enhancing the quality of the DBA that resulted in higher rates of completion and lower incidents of student complaint. She has also strengthened the program’s supervision capacity by cultivating a network of dedicated staff with supervision talents and skills.

Jo obtained her PhD in 2003 and has researched in various areas includes Tourism Economics and Forecasting, Women in Higher Education, and Transnational Education. Jo’s publication records include 34 journal articles, book chapters, refereed conference papers. She has published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Tourism Economics, Journal of Tourism Research, and Journal of Tourism and Hospitality.

Jo has presented conference papers, chaired sessions, reviewed papers in a wide range of areas, and has acted as Associate Editor for the Journal of Tourism Economics and Associate Editor for the Global Studies Journal. Two of her book chapters have been included in handbooks intended as reference tools for researchers: 'Factor Analysis' in Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism, published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2012, and 'Comparative Tourism Shocks' in The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research, published by Routledge in 2012.

Her joint paper with Professor Jimmy Tran, titled: ‘Economic Impact of Vietnam’s Tourism on Australia: An Econometric Study’, was received Best Research World Excellent Paper Award at the International Conference on Economics & Finance Research, in Los Angeles - USA, June 2018

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2003
  • Master of Education, Monash University, Australia, 1989
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1986

Key publications

Year Citation
2012 Vu, J., & Ton-That, Q. D. (120101). Cultural Tourism Management - World Heritage Site of Hue, Vietnam (pp. 233-240). InTech Publishing.
2012 Turner, L. W., & Vu, C. (120101). Factor analysis (pp. 183-211).

doi: 10.4337/9781781001295.00016

2012 Turner, L., Vu, J., & Witt, S. (120101). Comparative Tourism Shocks (pp. 110-119). Routledge.
2011 Vu, J. (110101). Intercultural Learning: an Offshore teaching Experience (pp. 152-160). Liaoning University Press.

Year Citation
2010 Vu, J. (100101). Comparative Net Shifts in International Tourist Arrivals to Vietnam between 1995-2005 (pp. 2396-2407). France: Academic Science Research.

Year Citation
2018 Van, Hoa., Turner, L., & Vu, J. (180901). Economic impact of Chinese tourism on Australia: A new approach. Tourism Economics, 24(6), (677-689).

doi: 10.1177/1354816618769077

2013 Vu, J. (130101). Predictability of High-Value Stocks on Australian And Shanghai Stock Exchange. International Review of Business Research Papers, 9(4), (22-32).
2013 Vu, J. (130101). The Business of Transitional Education: A Personal Perspective. Global Business and Economics Anthology, 2 (9-12).
2011 Vu, J., & Turner, L. (110801). Shift-share analysis to measure arrivals competitiveness: The case of Vietnam, 1995-2007. Tourism Economics, 17(4), (803-812).

doi: 10.5367/te.2011.0070

2010 Fernando, H., & Vu, J. (100101). Relational international tourism in Australia. Tourism Today, 10 (113-121).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Victoria University Business School

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
5 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Level 1 - Associate Supervisor supervisor
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (5) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Level 1 - Associate Supervisor supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Teaching responsibilities

  • BEO2003 International Economics & Finance
  • BEO2255 Applied Statistics for Business 

Coordination

  • Postgraduate Course Chair - Doctor of Business Administration

 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jul 1991 - present
Senior Lecturer - Victoria University Business School
Victoria University
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018
Director of Research Training, College of Business
Victoria University
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program, College of Business
Victoria University
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
College of Business Offshore Site Coordinator - Vietnam
Victoria University
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
College of Business Course Coordinator - Financial Risk Management
Victoria University
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jul 1991 -
present
Senior Lecturer - Victoria University Business School
Victoria University
Jan 2016 -
Dec 2018
Director of Research Training, College of Business
Victoria University
Jan 2012 -
Dec 2016
Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program, College of Business
Victoria University
Jan 2012 -
Dec 2015
College of Business Offshore Site Coordinator - Vietnam
Victoria University
Jan 2009 -
Dec 2011
College of Business Course Coordinator - Financial Risk Management
Victoria University
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2005 - Dec 2012
Program Committee Member
International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomic Research
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Associate Editor
Journal of Tourism Economics
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Associate Editor
Global Studies Journal
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2005 - Dec 2012
Program Committee Member
International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomic Research
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Associate Editor
Journal of Tourism Economics
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Associate Editor
Global Studies Journal

Awards

Year Award
2018

Best Research Paper Award - International Conference on Finance and Economics Research

Professional memberships

  • Professional member, Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Professional member, Financial Planning Association
  • Professional member, Financial Management Association of Australia
  • Professional member, International Institute of Forecasters
  • Professional member, Australian Centre for Financial Services