SINGH, Kulwant Professor Department:  Strategy & Policy Office:  BIZ1 6-14 Contact:  (65) 6516-3174 Email:  bizks@nus.edu.sg Curriculum Vitae

Kulwant Singh is a Professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy at NUS Business School. Dr Singh`s research focuses on firm adaptation to exogenous shocks, particularly in the context of firm alliances, and strategy in the Asia Pacific region. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Managem ...[More+]

Awards &
Membership &
Professional Activities
    • Interfirm Collaboration And Competition
    • Strategy In Rapidly Changing Environments
    • Firm Adaptation To Exogenous Shocks
    • Journal Articles
      • Firm restructuring during an economy-wide shock across institutional environments, with Natarajan S and Mahmood, Ishtiaq P (2016), Organization Science, forthcoming
      • Ties to Unbind: Political Ties and Firm Sell-Offs during Institutional Transition, with Weiting Zheng and Chi-Nien Chung (2015), Journal of Management, forthcoming
      • Alliance portfolio reconfiguration following a technological discontinuity, with Asgari N and Mitchell W (2016), Strategic Management Journal, 38(5), 1062-1081
      • Buffering and enabling: The impact of interlocking political ties on firm survival and sales growth, with Weiting Zheng and Will Mitchell (2015), Strategic Management Journal, 36, 1615–1636
      • Refining, Reinforcing and Reimagining Universal and Indegenous Theory Development in International Management, with Gavin Jack, Yunxia Zhu, Jay Barney, Mary Yoko Brannen, Criag Prichard and Daid Whetten (2013), Journal of Management Inquiry, 22(2), 148-164
      • Diversification and performance: Evidence from East Asian firms, with Abhirup Chakrabarti and Ishtiaq Mahmood (2007), Strategic Management Journal, 28(2), 101-120
      • Growth dynamics: The bi-directional relationship between interfirm collaboration and business sales in entrant and incumbent alliances, with Will Mitchell (2005), Strategic Management Journal, 26 (6), 497-593
      • Increasing Replication for Knowledge Accumulation in Strategy Research, with Leong, Siew Meng and Siah Hwee Ang (2003), Journal of Management, Vol. 29, no.4, 533-549
      • Strategic lessons from the Asian Crisis, with George Yip (2000), Long Range Planning, 33, 706-729
      • Guided Competition in Singapore's Telecommunications Industry, (1999), Industrial and Corporate Change, 7 (4), 585-599
      • The impact of technological complexity and interfirm cooperation on firm survival, (1997), Academy of Management Journal, 40 (2), 339-367
      • Precarious collaboration: Business survival after partners shut down or form new partnerships, with Will Mitchell (1996), Strategic Management Journal, 17 (Summer), 99-115
      • Business Survival of Firms Using Hybrid Relationships in The American Hospital Software Systems Industry, 1961-1991, with Will Mitchell (1996), Strategic Management Journal, 17 (3), 169-195
      • Corporate strategy in the intelligent island: The case of Singapore Telecom, (1995), Industrial and Corporate Change, 4 (4), 691-702
      • Spillback Effects and Nonexpansion When Product Types and Firm Types Differ, with Will Mitchell (1995), Journal of Management, 21(1), 81-100
      • Death of the Lethargic: Effects of Expansion Into New Technological Subfields of an Industry on Performance in a Firms Base Business, with Will Mitchell (1993), Organization Science , 4, 152-180
      • Incumbent Use of Pre-Entry Alliances Before Expansion into New Technical Subfields of an Industry, with Will Mitchell (1992), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 18, 347-372
    • Books/Monographs
      • Business Strategy in Asia: A casebook, 4 ed., with K,N Pangarkar and L Heracleous (2013), Cengage: Thomson Learning, pp. 376
      • Strategy for Business Success in Asia, with Andrew Delios (2005), John Wiley
      • Business Strategy in Asia: A Casebook, with N Pangarkar and Loizos Heracleous , International Thompson, 2004 (2nd Edition), 2003 (Chinese Edition) & 2001 (1st Edition)
      • Surviving the New Millennium. Lessons from the Asian Crisis, with SH Ang, SH Lee, GH Lim and KY Tan , McGrawHill, 2001 (Korean Edition) & 2000
    • Conference/Seminars
      • When and Where were you Born? The Influence of Firms` Founding Conditions on International Growth, with Elaine Oon and Jaideep Prabhu (2013), Marketing Science Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
      • Learning from Rare Events: Organizational Adaptation to Recurring Economic Shocks., with Abhirup Chakrabarti (2013), EGOS Colloquium, Montreal, Canada
      • Technological Discontinuities and Alliance Portfolio Reconfiguration, with Navid Asgari (2013), Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
    • Working Papers
      • Firm Restructuring following a Major Environmental Shock, with Zhu Jinyan and Ishtiaq Mahmood
    • Finalist, Best Paper Award, SMS Special Conference, HK - 2016
    • Finalist, GW-CIBER Best Paper Award, IM Division, Academy of Management - 2015
    • Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS EMBA - 2015
    • Top 20 best-selling cases, Ivey Case Collection - 2014
    • Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS EMBA - 2013
    • Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS EMBA - 2012
    • Quebec Teaching Award Seminar, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University - 2011
    • Inducted as members of the NUS Teaching Academy - 2009
    • Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA - 2007
    • "My Favourite Teacher" Award, NUS MBA Homecoming - 2007
    • Best Teacher Award, Asia Pacific Executive MBA - 2007
    • University Outstanding Educator Awards (NUS) - 2005
    • Department Outstanding Researcher Award, NUS - 2005
    • Faculty Outstanding Educator Award (NUS) - 2004
    • Outstanding Educator Award, NUS Business School - 2004
    • University Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (NUS) - 2002
    • Best PhD Thesis Supervisor, Faculty of Business Administration, National University of Singapore - 1999
    • University Staff Achievement Award (NUS) - 1997
    • Asia-Europe Chair, ASEAN European Union Management Centre - 1997
    • Research Achievement Award, National University of Singapore - 1997
    • Glueck Best Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management - 1996
    • Finalist, Best Dissertation Competition, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management - 1994
    • Gerald and Lillian Dykstra Fellow, for excellence in teaching, School of Business, The University of Michigan - 1992
    • Best Paper Award, Policy Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada - 1991
    • Nominated for Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper, Academy of Management
    • Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management
    • Fellow, NUS Teaching Academy
    • Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA
    • Teaching commendation letters
    • Ph.D., The University of Michigan, USA, 1993
    • MBA, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1989
    • BBA (Honours, First Class), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1982
    • Deputy Director, Graduate School of Business, Faculty of Business Administration, 1998 - 2017
    • Head, Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School, 2015 - 2016
    • Deputy Dean, NUS Business School, 2008 - 2011
    • Interim Dean, NUS Business School, 2008
    • Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies, NUS Business School, 2006 - 2007
    • Head, Department of Business Policy, National University of Singapore, 2003 - 2004
    • Head, Department of Management & Organisation, National University of Singapore, 2000 - 2002
    • Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Business Administration, NUS, 1996 - 1999
    • Sub-Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Business Administration, NUS, 1995 - 1996
    • Executive teaching, BPCL, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, DuPont, Essar, GE, Maruti Suzuki, Nestle, Telenor
    • BME5002, Corporate Strategy For 21st-Century Organisation
    • BMA5101, Industry & Competitive Analysis
    • BMA5013, Corporate Strategy
    • BMU5015, Competitive Strategy
    • Academy of International Business
    • Asian Academy of Management
    • Academy of Management
    • Strategic Management Society
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