About

Kim Lim received his Ph.D. at  Curtin University and is currently a lecturer at James Cook University Singapore. 

Investigating the principles of human resource development and management, Kim Lim’s research seeks to create actionable interventions with impact to create sustainable and behavioural changes concerning the most pressing issues in organizations. His research interests lie primarily in contemporary issues such as on future of work, employee attitudes, and employee behaviours. He also investigates consumer behaviour across different contexts such as technology adoption, hospitality, and tourism. In pursuing such lines of work, much of his recent work employs partial least squares-structural equation modelling. 

Kim Lim is an avid publisher and a regular reviewer in several ABDC/SSCI indexed journals including the British Food Journal, the European Business Review, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics (see "Google Scholar" for a complete listing).

Other than empirical research, Kim Lim has been commissioned with several applied research from government agencies to private organizations. He has also been invited as a speaker in several regional conferences sharing his insights on tourism trends, employment trends, and the future of work (see "Honours" for more information)

Prior to teaching, Kim Lim spent more than 10 years in the public sector where his expertise lies in the full spectrum of HR work, doing operational HR, strategic HR and national-level HR policy work.

Currently, Kim Lim sits on the editorial committee of the Asia Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global Responsibilities, and Journal of Responsible Tourism Management. He is also an accredited professional member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute and the Society of Industrial and Organisational psychology. 

Teaching
  • BU1105: Professional and Academic Skills for Business (Level 1; SIN)
  • LB5304: Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (Level 5; SIN)
Interests
Research
  • Organisational/Industrial psychology; Consumer behaviour
Experience
  • 2020 to 2022 - Assistant Professor, BNU-HKBU United International College (China)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Post-doctoral, Human Capital Leadership Institute (Singapore)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic (Singapore)
  • 2003 to 2012 - Various HR positions, Singapore's Public Sector (Singapore)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2022 - Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Reviewer for journal - "Young Consumer"
  • 2021 - Young Researcher Award for 2021 (in Asia region) by Emerald Publishing
  • 2020 - Best paper award at the 2020 International Sport and Tourism Conference organised by Sport Tourism Association in Taiwan.
  • 2018 - Outstanding paper award at the 2018 QS Subject Focus Summit on Hospitality and Tourism organised by QS Quacquarelli Symonds Asia.
Memberships
  • 2019 - Professional member, Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • 2016 - Professional member, Singapore Human Resources Institute
Other
  • 2022 - Co-investigator for project "Study on Influencing Factors of urban residents' waste classification behavior " commissioned by Zhuhai Da Heng Qin (China's state-owned enterprise)
  • 2022 - Principal investigator for project "Drivers and derailers of country music festival " commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak
  • 2022 - Co-investigator for project "Effect of robotisation on hospitality industry " commissioned by Far East Hospitality Group
  • 2022 - Co-investigator for project "It is OK not to be OK: The challenges and digital wellbeing of learners’ online learning experience" commissioned by Association of Singapore Attractions, Singapore
  • 2022 - Principal investigator for project "Work family enrichment of remote working: The roles of basic psychological needs, meaningful work and cognitive flexibility" commissioned by the Attractions, Resorts & Entertainment Union, Singapore
  • 2021 - Keynote speaker for “The International Conference on Post-Pandemic Society” organized by Paramadina University and Research Synergy Foundation on November 10, 2021
  • 2021 - Speaker for “Research Output Presentation - IMRAD” organised by the Philippine Christian University, on July 18, 2021.
  • 2021 - Speaker for “Rebuilding Tourism for the Future through Sustainable Development” organised by Sarawak’s Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, on May 27-28, 2021.
  • 2020 - Panel speaker for “Human Capital Prisms: Shedding Light on “What’s Next” for a Changing Workplace” organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, on June 11, 2020.
  • 2020 - Speaker for “Literature Review: What works and what does not” organised by the Philippines Pampanga Research Education Organization, on August 29, 2020.
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