Kenneth G. Huang 黄光立 
Academic Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor

National University of Singapore

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) 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 (or is forthcoming) in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as ScienceAcademy of Management JournalOrganization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Research PolicyNature BiotechnologyProceedings 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. 

At NUS, he designs and teaches courses such as Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy,
Technology Management Strategy, and Corporate Strategy in the EMBA program. Before joining NUS, he was an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at Singapore Management University (SMU), Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB). He has also taught in the Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership (MBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He is the recipient of several teaching awards such as the university-wide NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (nominee) and Faculty Teaching Award Honors List (winner) from 2016 to 2017, and SMU LKCSB Dean’s Teaching Honor List (top 20 faculty members) every year from 2009 to 2015. He earned his Ph.D. in Technology Management and Policy from MIT. He also holds M.S. degree in Technology and Policy from MIT, and B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

黄光立博士(Dr. Kenneth Huang是新加坡国立大学(NUS)的工业系统工程与管理系(ISEM)和国大商学院战略与政策系的副教授(终身职)。他目前是《管理学会期刊》和《战略管理期刊》的编辑委员,也是《组织科学》(特刊)的副编辑《管理研究期刊》(特刊)的共同责任编辑。他的研究重点是创新与科技管理创业和知识产权战略科技政策开放式创新/科学中国和东盟(ASEAN)等新兴经济体的制度变迁。他的研究成果具有国际影响力,并发表在顶尖的国际期刊上,如《科学》《管理学期刊》《组织科学》《国际商务研究》《研究政策》《自然生物科技》美国国家科学院院刊《工业与企业变革》《管理研究期刊》和《管理学会最佳论文集》,且获得多项国际研究和最佳论文奖。他的著作也被路透社CNBC经济学人智库商业时报麻省理工学院科技评论中国日报亚洲科学家海峡时报等媒体报道。

在新加坡国立大学任职期间,他负责设计与教授的课程包括创新与创业战略科技管理战略和EMBA的企业战略。他曾任新加坡管理大学(SMU)李光前商学院(LKCSB)的战略管理(创新和创业)助理教授,也曾在麻省理工学院(MIT)斯隆管理学院(Sloan)教授创新和全球领导力课程(MBA)。他曾被提名NUS年度优秀教学奖(20162017年)获得学院教学奖SMU LKCSB任教期间每年获得院长教学荣誉奖(20092015年)。他拥有麻省理工学院科技管理和政策博士学位,科技和政策硕士学位,以及约翰斯·霍普金斯大学(Johns Hopkins University)生物医学工程和电机工程学士学位。

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[1] 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, Published Online First [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 6.20](*Corresponding author)  

[2] 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 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 9.50](*Corresponding author; Authorship listed alphabetically) 

[3] 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 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 6.70] (*Corresponding author)

[4] 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 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 5.33] (*Authorship listed in reverse alphabetical order; authors contributed equally)

[5] 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 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 3.03] 

[6] 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 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 2.20]

[7] Huang, K.G. and G. Ertug (2014). Mobility, Retention and Productivity of Genomics Scientists in the U.S. Nature Biotechnology, 32(9): 953-958 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 35.72]

[8] Huang, K.G. (2010). China’s Innovation Landscape. Science, 329(5992): 632-633 (Also see Supporting Online Material) [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 41.06]

[9] 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) [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 4.66] 

[10] 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 [JCR 2017 Impact Factor: 6.70]

[11] 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) 

[12] Jain, A. and K.G. Huang* (2016). How Scientist Experience Shapes Coordination and Innovation Value after Relocation. In John Humphreys (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (*Authors contributed equally)

[13] Jia, N., K.G. Huang* and C.M. Zhang (2015). Agency Incentives and Firm Innovation: Patenting Behavior of State-owned Firms in China. In John Humphreys (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (*Corresponding author)

[14] Huang, K.G. (2009). Knowledge Production in Innovative Firms under Uncertain Intellectual Property Conditions. In George T. Solomon (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

[15] Huang, K.G. and F.E. Murray (2008). Golden Helix or Tangled Web? How Gene Patent Landscape Impacts Knowledge Use and Follow-on Innovation. In George T. Solomon (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings


[16] Huang, K.G. (2012). Patenting and Innovation Strategies in China. Ivey Business Journal, July/August

[17] Geng, X and K.G. Huang* (2017). Informal Institutions and Geography of Innovation: An Integrative Perspective. In S.E. Little, F.M. Go, T.S. Poon (Eds.), Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Experiences from East and West, Chapter 4, Palgrave Macmillan (*Authorship listed alphabetically)

[18] Racherla, U., Huang, K.G. and K.C. Liu (2016). Introduction: China and India as Contrast Pair in Innovation and IP. In K.C. Liu, U. Racherla (Eds.), Innovation and IPRs in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities, Chapter 1, Pages 3-24, Springer.

[19] Huang, K.G. and F.E. Murray (2016). Does Patent Strategy Shape the Long-run Supply of Public Knowledge. In K.C. Liu, U. Racherla (Eds.), Innovation and IPRs in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities, Chapter 4, Pages 75-117, Springer.

[20] Huang, K.G. (2011). The Conflicting Norms of Science in the Institutionalization of Scientific Knowledge. In T. Menkhoff, H. Evers, Y.W. Chay, E.F. Pang (Eds.), Beyond the Knowledge Trap: Developing Asia's Knowledge-based Economies, World Scientific