Bryna Meivitawanli

Bryna Meivitawanli

Lecturer & Subject Content Coordinator

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Profile & Qualification


2016 – 2019 – Wuhan University of Technology, China; Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Enterprise Management

2014 – 2016 – Wuhan University of Technology, China; Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2011 – 2013 – University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), major in International Business (double degree program)

2009 – 2013 – University of Indonesia, Indonesia; Bachelor of Economics (SE), major in Management (double degree program)


Bryna Meivitawanli graduated bachelor at the age of 18 years 9 months old from Universitas Indonesia with the highest GPA among International Program graduates. She took double degree program and received Sarjana Ekonomi from Universitas Indonesia and bachelor of science from University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She continued her study to China and attained master of business administration and doctoral degree from Wuhan University of Technology. She is recorded as the youngest Indonesian female to attain doctoral degree from a Chinese university at the age of 25 years old by MURI. She received full scholarship from the Chinese Government for her doctoral degree. Bryna joins Binus International in 2020 as subject content coordinator in the International Business program.



  • Mathematics and Statistics for Business
  • Managing Business Information
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics I

Research & Publication

Bryna’s research interests include destination branding and economics. Her research methodology are mostly quantitative with the use of methods such as Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), System Generalized Method of Moments (System GMM), Granger Causality and so on. She works with both primary and secondary data.

Thesis title: Research on the Provincial Foreign Direct Investment Determinants and Its Relationship with Economic Growth: An Empirical Study in Indonesia.
This research aims to find out the relationship of inward FDI and economic growth in Indonesia using panel data of the provinces in Indonesia over ten years period of time from 2008 to 2017. The research also studies the determinants of FDI. According to the literature review, there are six common determinants of FDI. These six are economic growth, market size, trade openness, human capital, financial market development and infrastructure. These determinants are tested in the case of Indonesia. Furthermore, there are supporting variables that are included in the analysis of the relationship between FDI and economic growth. These are human capital, financial market development and trade openness. These three variables are each interacted with FDI in order to see whether or not the combined effects are significant enough to influence economic growth. These models are tested using three research methodologies. These three are random/fixed effects model, system GMM and Granger Causality. The results show that the relationship between FDI and economic growth has been found to be negative using both random effects model and system GMM when the interaction term of FDI and human capital is introduced into the equation. The results are insignificant in both methodologies and both proxies of FDI when the interaction term of FDI and human capital is excluded. Overall, this research poses concerns for both academicians and practitioners.
Supervisor: Prof. Xu Hongyi

1. Meivitawanli, B. (2021) Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Provincial Level Data in Indonesia, Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business, 8(5), pp. 53-60, doi:10.13106/jafeb.2021.vol8.no5.0053
2. Meivitawanli, B. (2021) Research on the relationship between provincial foreign direct investment and economic growth: An empirical study in Indonesia, Journal of International Studies, 14(1), pp. 241-257, doi:10.14254/2071-8330.2021/14-1/17
3. Meivitawanli, B. (2018) Foreign Direct Investment in Tourism and Economic Growth: Panel Data of OECD Countries, International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science, 5(9), pp. 287-295. doi:10.22161/ijaers.5.9.34
4. Meivitawanli, B. (2018) Relationship between FDI and Economic Growth: Time Series Data of Indonesia,15th International Conference on Innovation & Management.
5. Meivitawanli, B. (2017) Effect of FDI Growth on GPD Growth in the Case of Indonesia,14th International Conference on Innovation & Management, pp. 1303-1307.
6. Setiawan, C., Meivitawanli, B., Arrieta-Paredes, M.-P., Morrison, A.M., Coca-Stefaniak, J.A. (2021) Friendly Locals and Clean Streets?— Evaluating Jakarta’s Destination Brand Image. Sustainability, 13, 7434.
7. Yige, Q., Meivitawanli, B. (2018) Effect of Cross-Border E-Commerce on International Trade of Emerging Country In The Case of China, Malaysian E Commerce Journal, 2(1), pp. 11-14. doi:10.26480/mecj.01.2018.11.14
8. Yige, Q., Meivitawanli, B. (2017) Impact of Online Financial Services Apps on University Students’ Financial Management in China, World Symposium on Economics, Business and Management. doi: 10.26480/wsebm.01.2017.32.34
9. Setiawan, C., Meivitawanli, B. (2016) Tourist Destination Branding Model: Application to City Branding of Jakarta, Indonesia, 8th Indonesia International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business.

Professional Engagement


Subject Content Coordinator-International Business at Binus International – February 2020 – Present
Managing mathematics and statistics related subjects as well as research methodology. Responsible for coordinating lecturers and revising the syllabus.

Owner – Gown On – December 2019 – Present
Started a business in gown rental including wedding gown, evening gown and simple dresses. The store is located in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara.

English Teacher – Freelance – January 2015 – June 2019
Taught conversational english to future expatriates (Chinese managers) and english private lessons to kids. Thus, I have taught students ranging from 3 to 50 years old.

Operational Director – INAPEN – February 2014 – December 2018
Worked in a family owned business which provided business process and entrepreneurship training based on learning-by-doing method using virtual companies. Handled the back office, organized the training, trained the trainers and trainees, created the assessment and arranged the module. However, I only worked during summer and winter holidays.

Teaching Assistant – Wuhan University of Technology – February 2017 – June 2017
Despite the job title, I was responsible for my own class. I taught Business English Writing to local bachelor students. I arranged and prepared all teaching materials myself. I also helped and supported Chinese student in writing and publishing papers.

English Teacher – CES Education – February 2014 – June 2014
Taught IELTS preparatory program for students who were going to study abroad.

Intern – MyPEC – May 2013 – September 2013
MyPEC is a training company that offers business and entrepreneurship training based on hands-on approach. I was working at the back office as well as a supporting facilitator.

Reward & Grants

• Chinese Government Scholarship – China Scholarship Council, China, 2016 to 2019. Full scholarship for doctoral program in Wuhan University of Technology covering tuition fee, accommodation and stipend.
• Excellent Scholarship Award – Wuhan University of Technology, China, 2018 and 2019
• Excellent International Students Graduate – Wuhan University of Technology, China, 06/2014
• Friendship Scholarship Award – Wuhan University of Technology, China, 10/2015

• Member – MENSA Indonesia – 2019 – Present
• Secretary – North Jakarta Indonesian Confucian Religion Council – 2019 – 2020
• Vice secretary – National Board of Indonesian Young Confucian – 2018 – 2022
• Treasurer – Indonesian Students Association in China – Wuhan Branch – 2017 – 2018