Associate Professor Adrian Kuah read his PhD from Manchester, ITP from Bocconi, and MBA from Strathclyde. His experience includes some 20 years lecturing strategic management, international business, and research methods at renowned business schools such as Grenoble Ecole de Management, TiasNIMBAS, University of Bradford, University of Manchester, Fudan University and James Cook University. Prior to entering academia, he has worked in Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Silicon Systems and the Singapore Government for several years.

In recent years, he served as Principal Investigator on Productivity, Innovation and Competitiveness [DETINI, PI, £159,720] funded by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment and he was a co-investigator on Service Innovation [ESRC, CI, RES-331-27-0039, £161,328.40] funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. To-date, he has published more than 50 papers 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), Routledge, Edward Elgar and the Oxford University Press. He regularly reviews for key journals such as the British Journal of Management (Scopus Q1), California Management Review (Scopus Q1) and Journal of Business Venturing (Scopus Q1). Notable citations of his work have been received in leading newspapers, reaching out to some 269 million people in China and Singapore.

Associate Professor Kuah serves as subject matter expert for the UK Chartered Management Institute. Over the years, he has been elected to a number of fellowships, including:- 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 the Cairns Institute (2011-present). His strong research-teaching nexus allows him to receive several recent citations for outstanding teaching and research, including the Financial Times Professor of the Week (2013) and Oxford Scholarship (2014)

At James Cook University, Associate Professor Kuah leads the Global Business Systems Research Cluster. Research undertaken includes consumer behaviour, corporate governance, labour and institutional reactions towards new management paradigms. His research can be classified into three distinctive themes: (a) Sustainability and the Circular Economy; (b) International Business and Human Resources; and (c) Entrepreneurial Leadership. PhD studentships are currently available in (a) Circular Economy and Servitization, and (c) Management Gurus and their Followers. For more information, you may contact him at   adrian.kuah@jcu.edu.au 

  • BU3102: Multidisciplinary Project (Level 3; SIN)
  • CP3102: Multidisciplinary Project (Level 3; SIN)
  • LB5236: International Political Economy (Level 5; SIN)
  • Regional Development
  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
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  • 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
  • 2017 to 2020 - University Fellow, Charles Darwin University, AUS
  • 2016 to 2019 - Fellow, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, AUS
  • 2012 to 2017 - Fellow, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • 2010 to 2017 - Fellows, College of Preceptors, UK
  • 2010 to 2017 - Fellow, Chartered Management Institute, UK
  • 2010 to 2017 - Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 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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