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I am an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Melbourne Business School. I'm currently serving as Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning. My research explores the strategies used by organizations to manage inventors, scientists and the knowledge they create.

I obtained a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (1991) and a Ph.D. in Management from the MIT Sloan School (2000).

In 2006, I joined Melbourne Business School, where I taught the core MBA Business Strategy course for over a decade. I created the MBS Innovation Bootcamp and co-founded the Melbourne BioDesign course. I also created the capstone project course for the Master of Entrepreneurship program at the Wade Institute, University of Melbourne. Apart from that I have taught Business Tools for M.Sc students, the MBA Business Essentialas course and led PhD seminars. I have also conducted numerous workshops and mentoring sessions for teams working on innovation projects. These include startup teams at the Melbourne Accelerator Program, MAP Velocity Program, Translating Research at Melbourne program, Wade Institute for Entrepreneurship, and various accelerators and corporate innovation teams. I served as co-director and board member of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA.ORG) and as the MBS representative on the Business Council of Australia Innovation Task Force.

Between 2000 and 2006, I was an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School, where I taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in managing technology and innovation. I also served on the steering committee of the NUS Overseas Colleges. At NUS I received a university-level award for teaching excellence in 2003/04 and a faculty-level outstanding educator award in 2004.

Early in my career I worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Apart from my academic work I also enjoy photography and travel.

Curriculum Vitæ:pdf.

Google Scholar profile.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995-2000).
Ph.D., Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Thesis: Basic Research, Applied Research, and Innovation in the Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical Industries.

National University of Singapore (1987-1991).
B. Eng (Electrical) with First Class Honours. "Multi-channel ECG Acquisition and Analysis System".

Raffles Junior College, GCE A-Levels (1985-1986).

Raffles Institution, GCE O-Levels (1981-1984).


University of Melbourne, Norman Curry Award for Innovation and Excellence in Educational Programs (2021). Awarded to the BioDesign Innovation Program Team: David Grayden, Kwanghui Lim and Simon Wilkins.

Melbourne Business School - Leadership Award (Faculty). May, 2017.

Best Dissertation Award (2001), INFORMS Technology Management Section and the Academy of Management Technology and Innovation Management Division.

Richard R. Nelson Best Dissertation Prize (2001).

NUS University-Level Excellent Teacher Award (AY 2003/4).

NUS Business School Department of Business Policy Educator Award (2004).

National University of Singapore Overseas Graduate Scholarship (1995-2000).

Texas Instruments Scholarship (1989,1990).

ASEAN Pre-University Scholarship (1985-1986).

ASEAN Secondary Scholarship (1981-1984).


Associate Professor, Melbourne Business School, Nov 2010 - present.

Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Business School, July 2006 -Oct 2010.

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore Businesss School, 2000- June 2006.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School, Fall 2001.

Senior Tutor, National University of Singapore Businesss School, 1993-2000.

Consultant, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, 1991-1993.


Advisory Board Member, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (2017-2019). Formerly Associate Director (2006-2014) and Co-Director (2015-2016). I was Research Associate at IPRIA from 2006 till 2015.

Institute Fellow (Innovation), Melbourne Networked Society Institute (2016-2018).

Member, Center for Asian Business and Economics (2017). Formerly Executive Committee Member (2015-2017).



Version: Apr 2022.