Associate Professor Adrian Kuah has been involved in environmental sustainability issues for over 23 years and has conducted International Management research for over 16 years. He has investigated circular economy practices in Asia, measured perceptions toward remanufactured goods in the UK, examined photovoltaic tax incentives in China, and provided insights of online shopping in South Korea. Between 1996 and 2000, he contributed to Green Paper on the $9 billion Deep Tunnel Sewerage System for Singapore. Recently, he was appointed to the ISO National Mirror Technical Committee on the Circular Economy (ISO/TC 323) by the Singapore Government.

To-date, he has authored 58 publications including articles in top ranked journals such as the European Journal of MarketingThunderbird International Business Review, and R&D Management. Equally, he was invited to review scientific work in top ranked journals. Assoc Professor Kuah was P.I. on Productivity, Innovation and Competitiveness grant [£159,720] at the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment and C.I. on Service Innovation [£161,328.40] at the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK. Internationally, he served on the International Theme Committee at the US Academy of Management. His work was cited in newspapers and social media, reaching out to 269 million people worldwide in 2017. He also received a couple of teaching and research citations, including Financial Times Professor of the Week (2013) and Oxford Scholarship (2014). With his experience leading $800,000 of grants, he is spearheading a cross-campus team exploring Circular Economy & Sustainability Program at JCU. 

He received his Ph.D from the University of Manchester, ITP from SDA Bocconi, MBA from University of Strathclyde, and B.Eng from the Nanyang Technological University. He has been faculty member at Manchester, Bradford, Nottingham and guest lectured at Fudan, Harvard, Grenoble and Fudan over the years. At JCU, he directs the Global Business Systems research cluster, formed in 2016 which now includes some 30 faculty members and 2 PhD candidates focusing on four key issues: (1) Circular Economy & Sustainability; (2) Entrepreneurial Leadership; (3) Corporate Social Responsibility and (4) Virtual Reality interdisciplinary research. 

He is seeking expression of interest from candidates with research experience to join his PhD team in international management or any research areas.  To discuss a potential scholarship, please Contact him to discuss your specific research proposal. 

Peer Review for Indexed Journal

 (2x) European Journal of Marketing    (1x) British Journal of Management 

 (1x) California Management Review   (1x) International Small Business Journal

  (3x) Journal of Business Venturing     (1x) Thunderbird International Business Review 

Publication in Indexed Journal

(3x) Thunderbird International Business Review     (1x) European Journal of Marketing 

(1x) Jo.Research in Marketing & Entrepreneurship (6x) Singapore Management Review 

 (1x) Intll Jo. Econ Policy in Emerging Economies.   (1x) European Business Review

  (1x) R&D Management 

  • LB5236: International Political Economy (Level 5; SIN)
  • Circular Economy comprising inter alia, remanufacturing, recycling, servitization, sharing economy and product design for longevity
  • Sustainability Grand Challenges including, inter alia, climate change transition, sustainable livelihoods, sustainable infrastructure, and sustainability reporting
Research Disciplines
  • 2014 - Oxford Scholarship Online
  • 2013 - Financial Times Professor of the Week (28 May 2013)
  • 2008 - Bradford University School of Management - Dean's List of 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
  • 2019 - Professor (ADJ), L'Ecole de Commerce de Tahiti, PF
  • 2017 to 2020 - University Fellow, Charles Darwin University, AUS
  • 2011 to 2019 - Fellow, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, AUS
  • 2012 to 2017 - Fellow, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • 2010 to 2017 - Fellow, College of Preceptors, UK
  • 2010 to 2017 - Fellow, Chartered Management Institute, UK
  • 2010 to 2017 - Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2009 to 2012 - Fellow, 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 34+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Adrian Kuah from 2002 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • A Comparative Study of the Circular Economy in Asian Setting: The Experiences of Singapore, Shanghai and Seoul (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Millennial Employees, a key Cornerstone to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in small and medium Enterprises (SMEs): Evolving a Unique Social Responsibility Identity! A Regional Comparison of four Countries: Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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