Associate Professor Adrian Kuah has been researching global business systems across Europe and Asia for more than two decades. His significant teaching experience includes lecturing strategic management, international business and research methods at leading business schools at Grenoble Ecole de Management, TiasNIMBAS, University of Bradford, University of Manchester and Fudan University (all AACSB accredited) for more than 17 years. He joined James Cook University in 2011.

As PrincipaI Investigator, Prof. Kuah has led and secured research grants from the Department of Trade Enterprise and Investment (UK) on Productivity, Innovation and Competitiveness [DETINI, PI, £159,720] and as co-investigator on an Economic and Social Research Council grant on Service Innovation [ESRC, CI, RES-331-27-0039, £161,328.40]. To-date, he has authored more than 50 papers, with his research appearing in prestigious outlets such as the Thunderbird International Business Review (Scopus Q1), European Journal of Marketing (Scopus Q1), European Business Review (Scopus Q1), R&D Management (Scopus Q1), Oxford University Press, Edward Elgar, Routledge, and the State of the Tropics Report (SOTT) launched by JCU in 2017. His work reflects his international collaborations across 14 institutions in the sub-tropical and tropical zones. Notable citations have been received in social media such as Twitter and Altmetric, as well as leading national newspapers, which have reached out to some 269 million people in China and Singapore in the last couple of years.

Prof. Kuah also contributes internationally as a Subject Matter Expert for the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Over the years, he has been internationally recognised, and as such, he has been elected to a number of pretigious fellowships: Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (2008-2009), Advanced Institute of Management Research (2009-2011), Grenoble Ecole de Management (2010–present), College of Preceptors (2010-present), Chartered Management Institute (2010-present), Higher Education Academy (2004-present), and of late, The Cairns Institute (2011-present). His strong research-teaching nexus allows him to receive several citations for outstanding teaching and research, including the Financial Times Professor of the Week (2013) and Oxford Scholarship (2014).    

  • BU3102: Multidisciplinary Project (Level 3; SIN)
  • BX2174: Research and Decision Making for Business (Level 2; SIN)
  • CP3102: Multi-Disciplinary Project (Level 3; SIN)
  • LB5235: Practical or Research Project (Level 5; SIN)
  • Regional Development
  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2014 - Oxford Scholarship Online
  • 2013 - Financial Times Professor of the Week (28 May 2013)
  • 2008 - Bradford University School of Management - Dean's List Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2003 - Manchester Federal School of Business and Management Conference 2003 - Best Synopsis Prize
  • 2002 - Manchester Federal School of Business and Management Conference 2002 - Best Synopsis Prize
  • 1998 - Strathclyde MBA - Gold Medal for Best Dissertation
  • 2016 to 2019 - Fellowship of The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, AUS
  • 2012 to 2016 - Fellowship of Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • 2010 to 2016 - Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2010 to 2016 - Fellowship of the College of Preceptors, UK
  • 2010 to 2016 - Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute, UK
  • 2011 to 2012 - Visiting Professor, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2009 to 2012 - Fellow Scholar, Advanced Institute of Management Research, UK
  • 2010 to 2012 - International Theme Committee, Committee Member, Academy of Management, US.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 31+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Adrian Kuah from 2002 onwards.


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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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