Yeow Khoon, Lawrence
LOH, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence Assoc Professor, Deputy Head of Department Department:  Strategy & Policy Office:  BIZ1 6-36 Contact:  (65) 6516-7796 Email:  bizlohyk@nus.edu.sg
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    • Corporate Governance
    • Strategic Management
    • Technology Policy
    • Journal Articles
      • Brexit a symptom of how global business has been operating, (2016), Business Times
      • Brexit: Time to rethink one man, one vote?, (2016), Straits Times
      • For whom shall boards govern?, (2016), Business Times
      • Total systems approach needed to push sustainability reporting, (2016), Business Times
      • The unfinished business of corporate governance in 2015, (2015), Business Times
      • A proactive path to clean air, (2015), Straits Times
      • Pushing towards a new frontier: GTI 2015 reveals larger effects of the 2012 Code of Corporate Governance, (2015), Business Times
      • Brand Singapore: Defining the nation-Mee siam: Reflecting Singapore's progress, (2015), Straits Times
      • Corporate governance in muddied waters, (2015), Business Times , (Singapore). (30 April. Also re-printed in ThinkBusiness)
      • Alibaba: Governance by corp politburo, (2015), Business Times , (Singapore). (11 March. Also published in ThinkBusiness)
      • Corporate governance improving, with J L I SIM (2014), Business Times , (Singapore). (25 July)
      • Corporate governance "kidnaps" board of directors, (2014), Forbes, (United States). (China Edition (Translated), 17 July).
      • Boards hijacked by corp governance, (2014), Business Times , (Singapore). (28 May. Also re-printed in MyPaper 29 May 2014 and ThinkBusiness.)
      • Moving forward, we need positive corporate governance, (2014), Corporate Governance Asia, 11, no. 1, 19-20, (Hong Kong)
      • Vaulting a higher governance bar, with J L I SIM (2013), Business Times , (2 August)
      • Whither corporate governance in Singapore?, (2013), Corporate Governance Asia, (Hong Kong). (January-March)
      • Whither the board of directors?, (2013), Futurist, no.5, 47, (United States)
      • How Singapore businesses can really be responsible, (2013), Singapore Business Review, (Singapore)
      • Performance mystery in corporate governance, (2012), Business Times , (Singapore). (28 September. Also appeared in Think Business (English and Chinese))
      • Checks matter but don't lose sight of strategy, (2012), Business Times , (Singapore). (17 August)
      • Stir up your business with impressive corporate governance, (2012), Singapore Business Review, (Singapore)
      • Making headway in governance, with J L I SIM (2012), Business Times , (Singapore). (27 April)
      • Singapore’s transit into the next level of corporate governance, (2012), Corporate Governance Asia, 9, no. 1, 10-12, (Hong Kong)
      • What businesses can learn from Gangnam Style, (2012), Singapore Business Review, (Singapore)
      • Sharper focus on investor protection, (2011), Business Times , (Singapore)
      • State of corporate governance in Singapore: Need to uplift the baselines, (2011), Corporate Governance Asia, 8, no. 3, 58-60, (Hong Kong)
      • Singtel still leads transparency pack, (2011), Business Times , (Singapore)
      • A new direction for corporate governance: Integrating accounting with strategy, (2011), Business Times , 21, (Singapore)
      • Hard for board to be brake and accelerator, (2011), Straits Times, (Singapore)
      • Revisiting professional directors' case, (2011), Business Times , (Singapore)
      • The perils of Intel everywhere, (2011), Business Times , (Singapore)
      • The Asian economic crisis : Perspectives for a new business order, with C H Wee (1999), Global Focus, 11, no. 2, 5-11, (United States)
      • The adoption of internet-based stock trading: A conceptual framework and empirical results, with Y S Ong (1998), Journal of Information Technology, 13, 81-94, (United Kingdom)
      • Fostering total excellence in business education: Assessment perspectives and learning issues, with W Y Yeong, C H Wee, C L Chong and P Ngin (1997), Journal of Workplace Learning, 9, no. 7, 263-269, (United Kingdom)
      • Critical success factors for inflight catering services: the SATS practices as management benchmarks, with Chang, Z Y and W Y Yeong (1997), The TQM Magazine, 9, no. 4, 255-259, (United Kingdom)
      • Strategies to improve job satisfaction of US technical personnel, with Byrd, T A and C S Sankar (1996), Engineering Management Journal, 8, no. 4, 33-42, (United States)
      • Job orientation, perceptions, and satisfaction: A study of information technology professionals in Singapore, with C. S. Sankar and W. Y. Yeong (1995), Information & Management, 29, 239-250, (United States)
      • The adoption of corporate governance mechanisms: A test of competing diffusion models, with Venkatraman, N. and J. Koh (1994), Management Science, Vol. 4 No. 4, 496-507
      • The shifting logic of the IS organisation: From technical portfolio to relationship portfolio, with Venkatraman, N (1994), Information Strategy : The Executives Journal, 10, no. 2, 5-11, (United States)
      • Determinants of information technology investments: Effects of top management compensation and stock ownership, with N Venkatraman (1993), Advances in Strategic Management, 9, 223-246, (United States)
      • Corporate governance and strategic resource allocation: The case of information technology investments, with N Venkatraman (1993), Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 3, no. 4, 213-228, (United States)
      • Diffusion of information technology outsourcing: Influence sources and the Kodak effect, with N. Venkatraman (1992), Information Systems Research , Vol. 3, No. 4, 334-358, (United States)
      • Determinants of information technology outsourcing: A cross-sectional analysis, with N. Venkatraman (1992), Journal of Management Information Systems, 9, 7-24, (United States)
      • Financial characteristics of leveraged buyouts, (1992), Journal of Business Research, 24, no. 3, 241-252, (United States)
    • Books/Monographs
      • Strategic Management Cases, (2015), Strategic Management Cases
      • Cases for Strategic Management, (2014), Cengage Learning Asia, Singapore
      • Strategic Planning, with Chong, C L and J P Er (1997), Best Practice Case Studies. Singapore: Singapore Productivity and Standards Board. 40 pp.
      • The Quest for Global Quality: A Manifestation of Total Quality Management by Singapore Airlines, with Chang, Z Y and W Y Yeong (1996), Singapore: Addison-Wesley Singapore Pte Ltd, 1996. 271 pp. (Translated in Japanese in 1999)
    • Conference/Seminars
      • ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard 2014: Guidelines for improvements in Singapore, with Lim J (2015), Singapore Exchange Seminar
      • ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard 2014: Guidelines for improvements in Singapore, with Lim J (2015), Monetary Authority of Singapore Seminar
      • ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard 2014: Report for Singapore, with Lim, J (2015), Unveiling the Top 100 Singapore Listcos in the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (30 Apr 2015, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore)
      • Presentation on study findings, with J L I SIM (2014), Accountability for a sustainable future: Launch of the state of sustainability reporting study of Singapore Exchange mainboard listed companies (31 Jul 2014, NUS Business School, Singapore)
      • Spotlight on Singapore: Findings on the Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) 2014, (2014), CPA Forum 2014 (24 Jul 2014, CPA Australia, Singapore)
      • ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard - Results for Singapore, (2014), Singapore Institute of Directors. (The ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard-Launch of the 2013 Singapore Country Report, 4 Apr 2014, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore)
      • Spotlight on Singapore: Findings on the Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) 2013, (2013), CPA Forum 2013 (Invited paper) ( 1 Aug 2013, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore)
      • Spotlight on Singapore: Governance & Transparency Index (GTI) 2012, (2012), CPA Forum 2012: Sound Corporate Governance - The Sustainable Advantage (26 Apr 2012, Singapore)
      • Corporate governance in the new era: Lessons from the steamboat, (2012), Forum on Practical Governance: Realities, Challenges, Independence (17 Jan 2012, NUS Business School, Singapore)
      • Corporate governance in Singapore and implications for investors: Indicators and insights, (2011), Asian Investors' Corporate Governance Conference (24 - 25 Oct 2011, Singapore)
      • Benchmarking for strategic corporate governance - Findings from the Governance and Transparency Index 2011, (2011), CPA Forum 2011: The Future of Corporate Governance: From Accounting to Strategy (11 Jul 2011)
    • Others
      • Beyond CSR: A new wave of corporate reports, (2016), Ethical Boardroom, London, UK
      • Corporate Governance Highlights 2015: Pushing Towards a New Frontier, (2015), Corporate Governance Highlights 2015: Pushing Towards a New Frontier
      • The crowded agenda of corporate governance, (2015), Ethical Boardroom. London: Ethical Boardroom Corporation
      • Sheng Siong Supermarket: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage , with Y J Lee and M H Dieleman (2014), IVEY Case Publishing, Canada
      • Corporate governance kidnaps board of directors, (2014), China Social Science Institute, Beijing, China
      • Board of directors kidnapped by corporate governance, (2014), CEC Holdings Group, Beijing, China
      • Corporate governance "kidnaps" boards of directors, (2014), Chief Executive China, Beijing, China
      • Non-Financial Accountability of Real Estate Investments in Singapore: Sustainability Reporting among Real Estate Investment Trusts listed on the Singapore Exchange 2013, with B Low, J L I SIM and T Thomas (2014), Technical Report. Singapore: Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility & NUS Business School. 22 pp
      • Corporate Governance Highlights 2014: Realising Higher Corporate Governance Standards, with J L I SIM, V Yang, I MUHAMMAD and T N LINH (2014), Technical Report. Singapore: CPA Australia & Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School. 41 pp
      • Accountability for a Sustainable Future: Sustainability Reporting in Singapore Among Singapore Exchange Mainboard Listed Companies 2013, with B Low, J L I SIM and T Thomas (2014), Technical Report. Singapore: Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility & NUS Business School. 36 pp.
      • Governed globally, ethical locally - A view from Asia, (2014), London: Ethical Boardroom
      • Corporate Governance Highlights 2013: Transforming Governance and Transparency in Singapore's Listed Companies, with J L I SIM, I MUHAMMAD and V Yang (2013), Technical Report. Singapore: CPA Australia & Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School. 25 pp.
      • Yamato Transport: Replicating Japanese Success in Singapore, (2013), Case. London, Ontario: Ivey Publishing. 18 pp. (With Teaching Note (8 Pages)).
      • Corporate governance's impact puzzle, (2013), Business Value. Beijing: Beijing All Media and Culture Group. (January. In Chinese).
      • The Board Report 2012: Highlights from Singapore's Governance and Transparency Index, with J L I SIM (2012), Technical Report. Singapore: CPA Australia & Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School. 23 pp
      • How to cultivate a new type of professional directors?, (2011), Business Value. Beijing: Beijing All Media and Culture Group. (In Chinese)
    • Public Administration Medal (Bronze), National Day Award - 2000
    • First Prize , Doctoral Dissertation Competition, International Conference on Information Systems - 1993
    • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1993
    • BBA (Hons), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1985
    • Director, Centre for Governance , Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School, 2015 - current
    • Deputy Head of Department (Strategy and Policy), NUS Business School, 2012 - current
    • Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Al Ghurair University, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2009 - 2011
    • Member of School Advisory Committee, Meridian Junior College, 2006 - 2007
    • Vice President (University and Global Relations), National University of Singapore, 2004 - 2007
    • Associate President, National University of Singapore, 2002 - 2004
    • Resident Fellow, Kent Ridge Hall, National University of Singapore, 1994 - 2003
    • Associate Vice-President, National University of Singapore, 2001 - 2002
    • Director of Corporate Communications, National University of Singapore, 2000 - 2001
    • Special Assistant to Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore, 2000 - 2001
    • Special Assistant to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore, 1999 - 2000
    • Deputy Director & Head, Quality Planning, Office of Quality Management, National University of Singapore, 1999
    • Vice-Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, National University of Singapore, 1996 - 1998
    • Director, Productivity and Quality Research Centre, National University of Singapore, 1994 - 1996
    • Sub-Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, National University of Singapore, 1993 - 1996
    • Deputy Director, Centre for Management of Technology, National University of Singapore, 1993 - 1994
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
    • Research Associate, Teaching Assistant, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990 - 1993
    • Member of Board of Governors, Singapore International Foundation, 2006 - 2007
    • Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, 2002 - 2007
    • Managing Director and Member of Board of Directors, Centre for Testing and Assessment Pte Ltd, 2000 - 2007
    • Deputy Director of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, 1997 - 1999
    • Accenture, USA
    • Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board
    • Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan
    • IBM, USA
    • Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore
    • Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    • BSP3001, Strategic Management
    • BBP5000, Global Strategic Management
    • BSP2005, Asian Business Environments
    • BMU5008, Corporate Governance , Business Law and Ethics
    • BMA5901, Management Practicum
    • FSP4003, Field Service Project
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