Assoc Prof Kenneth Guang-Lih HUANG

Principal Investigator

Dr. Kenneth Huang is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM), Faculty of Engineering and Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal, and is an associate editor of Organization Science (for a special issue) and a co-editor of Journal of Management Studies (for a special Issue). His research focuses on innovation and technology management; entrepreneurial and intellectual property strategy; science and technology policy; open science/ innovation; and institutional change particularly in emerging economies like China and ASEAN.

His research has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Nature Biotechnology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Management Studies, and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, and has been recognized by several international research and best paper awards from the Academy of Management (AOM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), DRUID, Academy of International Business (AIB) and INFORMS. His works have been featured by Reuters, CNBC, Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Times, MIT Technology Review, China Daily, Asian Scientist, Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, among other media outlets.

Dr Huang was a Co-I for the C4T programme.

Past Members

Past Members

Research Interest

- Management of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (Biotech, Life Sciences, Chemical, IT, AI, Energy)
- Technology and Science Policy
- Innovation and Intellectual Property Strategies in Emerging Economies (China)
- Institutional Change

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Huang, K.G.* and J.T. Li (2019). Adopting Knowledge from Reverse Innovations? Transnational Patents and Signaling from an Emerging Economy. Journal of International Business Studies, In-press (Published Online First) (*Corresponding author)

Chua, R.Y.J., K.G. Huang* and M. Jin (2019). Mapping Cultural Tightness and its Links to Innovation, Urbanization, and Happiness across 31 Provinces in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 116(14): 6720-6725 (*Corresponding author; Authorship listed alphabetically – equal contribution)

Jia, N., K.G. Huang* and C.M. Zhang (2019). Public Governance, Corporate Governance and Firm Innovation: An Examination of State-owned Enterprises. Academy of Management Journal, 62(1): 220-247 (*Corresponding author)

Wright, M., V. Tartari, K.G. Huang, F. Di Lorenzo and J. Bercovitz* (2018). Knowledge Worker Mobility in Context: Pushing the Boundaries of Theory and Methods. Journal of Management Studies, 55(1): 1-26 (*Authorship listed in reverse alphabetical order; authors contributed equally)

Huang, K.G., X. Geng and H. Wang (2017). Institutional Regime Shift in Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Strategies of Firms in China. Organization Science, 28(2): 355-377

Huang, K.G. (2017). Uncertain Intellectual Property Conditions and Knowledge Appropriation Strategies: Evidence from the Genomics Industry. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(1): 41-71

Huang, K.G. and G. Ertug (2014). Mobility, Retention and Productivity of Genomics Scientists in the U.S. Nature Biotechnology, 32(9): 953-958

Huang, K.G. (2010). China’s Innovation Landscape. Science, 329(5992): 632-633

Huang, K.G. and F.E. Murray (2010). Entrepreneurial Experiments in Science Policy: Analyzing the Human Genome Project. Research Policy, 39(5): 567-582 (Lead Article)

Huang, K.G. and F.E. Murray (2009). Does Patent Strategy Shape the Long-run Supply of Public Knowledge? Evidence from Human Genetics. Academy of Management Journal, 52(6): 1193-1221

Gabel, D.J. and K.G. Huang* (2008). Promoting Innovation and the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Services to Businesses. Contemporary Economic Policy, 26(2): 229-247 (*Authorship listed alphabetically)


2022 Academy of Management Annual Conference Best Paper (Top 5-10% of Accepted Papers) (2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2022)
2020 NUS Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Winner)
2019 China Intellectual Property Policy and Management Conference Excellent Paper Award (Winner)
2019 NUS Engineering Educator Award (for Outstanding Contribution to Education) (Winner)
2017 NUS Faculty Teaching Award Honors List (Winner)
2016 DRUID Asia Conference Best Paper Award (Winner)
2015 SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business Dean’s Teaching Honor List (Top 20 Faculty Members)
2012 Sing Lun Fellowship
2005 Merck-MIT Fellowship