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Mrs Kai Ma


Lecturer in Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Kai is a highly motivated and competent MBA with strong vision to achieve successful outcomes through extensive business and management experience in a global context. Before joining HE, Kai has worked for both the Corporate and SMEs in the UK and abroad, in Marketing, Business Operation and Consultancy. Kai is specialist in Learning & Teaching in HE, Transnational Education (TNE) and the Subject Matter Expert in Strategic Marketing, International Business and Supply Chain Management. Kai joined HAU in 2015 when she was the key staff member in the International Office working with the partner universities to support international students and contributing to the development of University International Strategy. Over the past 5 years, Kai has been working with a number of HEIs designing and delivering Business courses and Honours Research Projects in levels of UG, PG and MBA. Kai has also contributed to the new curriculum development (C23) at HAU.


Teaching Duties

  • International Marketing (Level 5) Module Leader
  • Marketing and Brand Management in Agri-sector (Level 5) 
  • Supply Chain Management (Level 6)

Supervisory Duties

  • Honours Research Project (HRP)
  • Master of Research Project (MRes)

Committee Members

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • International Group

Research Interests

  • Marketing strategy and entrepreneurship under globalisation
  • Business growth: SME export strategy
  • Agritourism development
  • Social media marketing and brand awareness
  • How online marketing influence consumer behaviour & loyalty
  • Effect of branding on consumer behaviour in retail sector
  • Global supply chain design
  • Value chain management
  • Cross-cultural competencies and leadership
  • Cross-border trade and business development
  • Transnational education

Professional Memberships

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM)




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