ITP (SDA Bocconi)
PhD (Manchester Business School)
MBA (Strathclyde Business School)
BEng (Nanyang Tech University)
Fellow (Chartered Mgmt Institute)
Fellow (College of Preceptors)
Fellow (Higher Education Academy)
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An internationally recognized expert receiving accolade for his principle of globality & proximity (Jo. of Travel Res, 2008), Adrian Kuah was named Professor of the Week by the Financial Times on 28 May 2013. He has a strong corporate background and has previously worked for AT&T, Silicon Systems, the military and the public sector advising on strategic planning. His ability to triangulate academia, policy and practice supports his work. He delivered training for companies like Provident Financials, Cargill and ASDA-Walmart on organizational development issues and strategies, whilst coaching D-level and C-level executives. He also consulted with senior government officials on national competitiveness, productivity and innovation issues, and his work has impacted some 1.3 million people.
Prior to joining JCU, he was the MBA Director at Nottingham Business School, UG Director at Bradford University School of Management and external examiner for Hull University Business School in the UK. He has presented lectures at leading business schools globally over the last decade, including, Harvard, Manchester, Bradford, Fudan, Grenoble, NUS and TiasNIMBAS. He won research grants in excess of half a million dollars, published more than 40 papers, with his work appearing in the European Business Review, R&D Management, Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies and the Singapore Management Review. As a leading scholar, Dr. Kuah serves as an award panel of the ITC Committee at the US Academy of Management, and Subject Matter Expert at the UK Chartered Management Institute. He holds elected fellowships at three leading scholastic communities.