Kwanghui Lim

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Kwanghui Lim joined Melbourne Business School in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer and became an Associate Professor of Strategic Management in 2010.

Kwanghui completed his PhD in the management of technological innovation and entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School.

Kwanghui’s research has been published in leading journals, including Organization Science, the Academy of Management Journal and Research Policy. His focus is on how firms manage knowledge, intellectual property and scientific talent.

Kwanghui teaches the Innovation Bootcamp, the MBA Business Strategy core course, and Biodesign at Melbourne Business School. He also teaches capstone for the Wade Institute’s new Master of Entrepreneurship program and Advanced Management Theory on its PhD program.

Most Notable Research

Knowledge brokering and organizational innovation: Founder imprinting effects’, Hsu, DH & Lim, K, 2014, Organization Science, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1134–1153

When birds of a feather don’t flock together: Different scientists and the roles they play in biotech R&D alliances’, Subramaniam, AM, Lim, K & Soh, P-H, April 2013, Research Policy, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 595–612.

The many faces of absorptive capacity: Spillovers of copper interconnect technology for semiconductor chips’, Industrial and Corporate Change, Lim, K, December 2010, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1249–1284.

The impact of acquisitions on the innovation performance of inventors at semiconductor companies’, Kapoor, R & Lim, K, October 2007, Academy of Management Journal, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 1133–1155.

The relationship between research and innovation in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries (1981-97)’, Lim, K, 2004, Research Policy, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 287–321.


Best Dissertation Award, 2001, INFORMS Technology Management Section and the Academy of Management Technology and Innovation Management Division

Richard R. Nelson Best Dissertation Prize, 2001

NUS University-Level Excellent Teacher Award, 2003/4

NUS Business School Department of Business Policy Educator Award, 2004.