Dr Adrian Kuah FCMI

Dr Adrian T H KuahDr Adrian T H Kuah serves as Scholar of the Advanced Institute of Management and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK.  Previously, he was the MBA Director at Nottingham Business School and the Director for UG Business and Management Studies at University of Bradford School of Management for more than a decade.  Prior to his entry into academia, he worked in Fortune 500 companies - Silicon Systems and AT&T - and served in the public sector and military to execute strategic plans for several years.

His strong ability to integrate academia, policy and practice supports his advisory work with policy makers and practitioners. He has been invited to lecture at leading business schools, including, Harvard, Manchester, Bradford, Fudan, Grenoble, NUS and TiasNIMBAS. He also delivered successful programmes and advised senior managers of companies like Provident Financials, ASDA-Walmart, Duckworth Group (now Cargill) and governments like Yorkshire Forward. His expertise lies in economic development policies, services, and competitiveness - where he holds an international reputation. In particular, he has been cited as a leading expert in clusters, value chain and theorizing the principle of globality and proximity. Besides numerous articles and case studies, his books and latest publications include:

  • Managing Services: Challenges and Innovations (eds Haynes, K. and Grugulis, I), ch ‘Service Measurement and Definition: Challenges and limitations’, (with Battisti, G., Dwivedi, Y., and Lages, C.), Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Competitiveness and Innovation Landscapes in the Tropics: A Comparison of Singapore and New Zealand. International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2013.
  • Financial Agglomerations in the UK: Geographical Cluster Size and Firm Performance (with Esposito, M and Tse, T), Journal of Competitiveness and Strategy, 2013.
  • Managerial Flow in Economic Development and Competitiveness (with Vecchi, V.), Singapore Management Review, 2012.
  • Measuring General Benefits and Competitiveness: What Do Players Really Value (with Day, J.), Singapore Management Review, 2010.
  • Regional Economic Policy in Europe: New challenges for theory, empirics and normative interventions (eds with Stierle von Schutz, U., Stierle, M. H., Jennings, F. B.), Edward Elgar, 2008.

Adrian received his PhD from the Manchester Business School, MBA from the Strathclyde Graduate Business School and ITP from SDA Bocconi. He holds visiting positions at the Grenoble École de Management; at the University of Manchester; and is an affiliate faculty of the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School.

Type: Subject Matter Experts