Poh Kam

WONG, Poh Kam

Professor

STRATEGY & POLICY

(65) 90887718
PohKam@nus.edu.sg
BIZ1 6-49
Curriculum Vitae

Recognition & Awards

  • Pacific Leadership Fellow, University California San Diego - 2015
  • World Entrepreneurship Forum (WEF) Entrepreneur of the World Award (Educator Category) - 2015
  • Singapore Government Public Administration Medal (Silver) - 2013
  • Singapore Government Public Administration Medal (Bronze) - 2005
  • Oshikawa Fellowship by Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo - 1989
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship, (at UC Berkeley) - 1984
  • Best Dissertation Award by Regional Science Association (USA) - 1979
  • MIT Scholarships/Research Fellowships - 1971

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D (Regional Planning), Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1979
  • E. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1976
  • SM (CS & EE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1975
  • SB (E.E.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1974
  • SB (Physics), Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1974

Academic Experience

  • Director, NUS Overseas Colleges , 2018 - 2019
  • Professor (by courtesy), NUS Engineering School and LKY School of Public Policy, 2009 - current
  • Professor, Department of Business Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 2008 - current
  • Professor, LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2008 - current
  • Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre (NEC), 2001 - 2019
  • Academic Advisor, NUS Overseas Colleges , 2001 - 2017
  • Senior Visiting Scholar, Oxford University, 2014
  • Associate Professor, (Joint Appointment), LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Professor, Department of Business Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 1997 - 2007
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2005
  • Visiting Scholar, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2005
  • Chairman, NUS Venture Support Investment Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Panel Member, The Enterprise Challenge (TEC), Prime Minister's Department, 2003
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2001
  • Director, Centre for Management of Innovation and Technopreneurship (CMIT), National University of Singapore, 1998 - 2001
  • Deputy Director, Graduate School of Business, and Program Director, MSC (MOT) Program, NUS, 1992 - 1998
  • Founding director, Centre for Management of Technology (CMT), National University of Singapore, 1991 - 1998
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 1988 - 1997
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, 1984 - 1985
  • Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 1974 - 1984

Corporate Experience

  • Director, Anacle Systems Ltd (publicly listed on Hong Kong GEM)
  • Member, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS)
  • Consultant, National Science and Technology Board (NSTB)
  • Member of Board of Directors, Several high tech start-ups in Singapore, Silicon Valley and Malaysia
  • Council Member, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
  • Director, NUS Technology Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Consultant, Ministry of Law, Singapore
  • Consultant, Savantas Policy Institute, Hong Kong
  • Consultant, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • Consultant, Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Malaysia
  • Chairman & Partner, BAF Spectrum Pte Ltd
  • Consultant, European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO)
  • Consultant, TEKES, Finland
  • Consultant, JETRO, Japan
  • Consultant, National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore
  • Consultant, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore
  • Chairman, Business Angel Network Southeast Asia (BANSEA)
  • Co Founder, Micromatics Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia
  • Co Founder, MicroNorth Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia
  • Managing Director, Seremban Engineering Bhd (SERES), Malaysia
  • Consultant, ST Engineering, Singapore
  • Consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Philippines
  • Consultant, Hans Seidel Foundation
  • Consultant, National Computer Systems
  • Consultant, Bousteadco
  • Consultant, Port of Singapore Authority (PSA)
  • Consultant, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
  • Consultant, Port Kelang Authority
  • Consultant, Penang Development Corporation
  • Consultant, Kuala Lumpur City Hall
  • Consultant, State Governments of Penang, Johor, Kedah, Trengganu and Selangor, Malaysia
  • Consultant, Malaysian Institute of Management
  • Consultant, Kuala Lumpur Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Consultant, World Bank
  • Consultant, Asia Pacific Foundation, Canada
  • Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Vietnam
  • Consultant, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Consultant, ILO
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Consultant, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Consultant, Transtech, Hong Kong
  • Consultant, International Footwear, Malaysia
  • Consultant, Motorola, Malaysia
  • Consultant, Southern Steel Works, Malaysia
  • Consultant, Visa International
  • Consultant, Translink, Singapore
  • Consultant, Eutech Cybernetics, Singapore
  • Consultant, HP Singapore
  • Consultant, IDC Singapore
  • Consultant, Singapore Telecoms, Singapore
  • Consultant, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
  • Consultant, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Malaysia
  • Consultant, Trade Development Board (TDB)
  • Consultant, Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore
  • Consultant, Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)
  • Consultant, Infocom Development Authority (IDA) (and the former National Computer Board (NCB))

Selected Publications

Wong, Poh Kam and Ho, Y. P. (2017), "The impact of R&D on the Singapore economy", STI Policy Review, 8(2)
Ho, Y. P., Ruan, Y., Hang, C. C. and Wong, Poh Kam (2016), "Technology upgrading of small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a manpower secondment strategy - A mixed-methods study of Singapore's T-Up program", Technovation, 57, 21-29
Zhang, J., Wong, Poh Kam and Ho, Y. P. (2016), "Ethnic Enclave and Entrepreneurial Financing: Asian Venture Capitalists in Silicon Valley", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 10(3), 318-335
Wong, Poh Kam and Abrams D (2016), "Singapore", Angel Financing in Asia Pacific: A Guidebook for Investors and Entrepreneurs, 207-226
Wong, Poh Kam, HO YUEN PING and NG SU JUAN, CRYSTAL (2017), "Growth Dynamics of High-Tech Start-ups in Singapore - A Longitudinal Study Final Report", Growth Dynamics of High-Tech Start-ups in Singapore - A Longitudinal Study Final Report

Selected Publications

43

Journals

5

Books

1

Others

Journal Articles

Wong, Poh Kam and Ho, Y. P. (2017), "The impact of R&D on the Singapore economy", STI Policy Review, 8(2)
Ho, Y. P., Ruan, Y., Hang, C. C. and Wong, Poh Kam (2016), "Technology upgrading of small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a manpower secondment strategy - A mixed-methods study of Singapore's T-Up program", Technovation, 57, 21-29
Zhang, J., Wong, Poh Kam and Ho, Y. P. (2016), "Ethnic Enclave and Entrepreneurial Financing: Asian Venture Capitalists in Silicon Valley", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 10(3), 318-335
Tijssen, R. J. W. and Wong, Poh Kam (2016), "Unravelling complexities of university-industry research interactions: The analytical power of case studies", Research Evaluation, 25(2), 119-120
Wong, Poh Kam and Ho, Y. P. (2016), "Economic Growth Through Innovation And Entrepreneurship", Macroeconomic Review, XV, 98-105
Singh, A., Wong, Poh Kam and Ho, Y. P. (2015), "The Role of Universities in the National Innovation Systems of China and the East Asian NIEs: An Exploratory Analysis of Publications and Patenting Data", Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 23(2), 140-156
Zhang, J., Tan, J. and Wong, Poh Kam (2015), "When Does Investment in Political Ties Improve Firm Performance? The Contingent Effect of Innovation Activities", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32(2), 363-387
Wong, Poh Kam, Zhang, J. and Tan, J. (2014), "When Does Investment in Political Ties Improve Firm Performance? ", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31, 1-25
Li, J., Zhang, S., Wong, Poh Kam and Fu, X. (2014), "Harnessing internal and external resources for innovation in emerging economies", Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 12(2), 99-101
Zhao, Y. Y., Wong, Poh Kam, Subramanian, A. M. and Hang, C. C. (2014), "Technology Licensing and Innovation Performance: Evidence from Chinese Latecomers in High-tech Industries", Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 12(2), 125-147
Wong, Poh Kam and He, Z.L. (2012), "Reaching out and reaching within: A study of the relationship between innovation collaboration and innovation performance", Industry and Innovation, 19 (7), 539-561, "http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ciai20 "
Wong, Poh Kam, Zhang, J. and P.H. Soh (2011), "Direct ties, prior knowledge and entrepreneurial resource acquisition in China and Singapore", International Small Business Journal, 29(2), 170-189, The online version of this article can be found at: http://isb.sagepub.com/content/29/2/170
Wong, Poh Kam, Lee, L., MD. Foo and A. Leung (2011), "Entrepreneurial intentions:The influence of organizational and individual factors", Journal of Business Venturing, 26(1), 124-136
Wong, Poh Kam and Annette Singh (2010), "University patenting activities and their link to the quantity and quality of scientific publications", Scientometrics, 83, 271-294
Wong, Poh Kam and Z.L. He (2009), "Knowledge Interaction with Manufacturing Clients and Innovatiion of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services Firms", Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 11(3), 264-278
M. Ang, Wong, Poh Kam, Hang, C.C and A.M. Subramanian (2009), "Technology Management Educational Initiatives in Asia: A Case Study from the National University of Singapore", Academy of Management Learning and Education, 8(3), 444-456
Wong, Poh Kam (2008), "A Contingent Model of Network Utilization in Early Financing of Technology Ventures", Entrepreneurship Theory And Practice, 32(4)
Wong, Poh Kam (2008), "Occupational choice: The influence of product vs. process innovation", Small Business Economics, 30(3), 267-281
Wong, Poh Kam and Jing Zhang (2008), "Networks vs. Market Methods in High-Tech Venture Fundraising: The Impact of Institutional Environment", Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 20(5), 409-430
Wong, Poh Kam (2007), "Financing, Regulatory Business Costs, and Entrepreneurial Propensity", Small Business Economics, 28(2/3), 187-204
Wong, Poh Kam (2007), "Knowledge sources of innovation in a small open economy: The case of Singapore", Scientometrics, 70 (2), 223-249, Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Wong, Poh Kam (2007), "Characteristics and determinants of informal investment in Singapore", Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 9 (1), 43-70
Wong, Poh Kam (2006), "Entry and Competitive Dynamics in the Mobile Telecommunications Market", Research Policy, 35 (8), 1147-1165
Wong, Poh Kam (2006), "The use of networks in human resource acquisition for entrepreneurial firms: Multiple 'fit' considerations", Journal of Business Venturing, 21(5), 664-686
Wong, Poh Kam (2006), "Towards an Ecosystem for Innovation in a Newly Industrialized Economy: Singapore and the Life Sciences", Industry and Higher Education, 20(4), 231-236
Wong, Poh Kam (2005), "Entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth: Evidence from GEM data", Small Business Economics, 24, 335-350
Wong, Poh Kam (2005), "Implementing electronic filing of tax returns: insights from the Singapore experience", Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications (JITCA), 7 (2), Published under new journal title: Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research
Wong, Poh Kam (2005), "Competing at the frontier: The Changing Role of Technology Policy in Singapore's Economic Strategy", Technology Forecasting and Social Change, 72(3), 255-285
Wong, Poh Kam (2005), "Human and Social Capital Explanations for R&D Outcomes", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 52(1), 59-68
Wong, Poh Kam (2005), "A Comparative Study of Innovation Behaviour in Singapore's KIBS and Manufacturing Firms", Service Industries Journal, 25 (1), 23-42
Wong, Poh Kam (2004), "Exploration vs. Exploitation: An Empirical Test of the Ambidexterity Hypothesis", Organization Science, 15(4), 481-494
Wong, Poh Kam (2004), "Entrepreneurial Interests of University Students in Singapore", Technovation, 24(2), 163-172
Wong, Poh Kam (2004), "Competitive strategies of Asian high tech firms", International Journal of Technology Management, 29(6)
Wong, Poh Kam (2004), "An Exploratory Study of Technopreneurial Intention: A Career Anchor Perspective", Journal of Business Venturing, 19(1), 7-28
Wong, Poh Kam (2000), "Knowledge Creation Management: Issues and Challenges", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 12 (2), 193-200
Wong, Poh Kam (1998), "Leveraging the Global Information Revolution for Economic Development: Singapore's Evolving Information Industry Strategy", Information Systems Research, 9(4), 323-341

Books/Monographs

Wong, Poh Kam and Abrams D (2016), "Singapore", Angel Financing in Asia Pacific: A Guidebook for Investors and Entrepreneurs, 207-226
Wong, Poh Kam (2015), "Singapore ", 233-242, In Angels Without Borders: Trends And Policies Shaping Angel Investment Worldwide
Wong, Poh Kam (2015), "Entrepreneurship and Productivity", Productivity in the Asia-Pacific: Past, Present and Future, 328-342
Wong, Poh Kam, Ho, Y. P. and Singh, A. (2014), "Toward a "Global Knowledge Enterprise": The Entrepreneurial University Model of National University of Singapore", 281-306, In Building Technology Transfer Within Research Universities: An Entrepreneurial Approach
Wong, Poh Kam, Ho, Y. P. and Low, P. C. (2014), "Do university entrepreneurship programs influence students' entrepreneurial behavior? An empirical analysis of university students in Singapore", Vol 24, 65-87, In S. Hoskinson, & D. F. Kuratko (Eds.), Innovative Pathways for University Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century, Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald

Others

Wong, Poh Kam, HO YUEN PING and NG SU JUAN, CRYSTAL (2017), "Growth Dynamics of High-Tech Start-ups in Singapore - A Longitudinal Study Final Report", Growth Dynamics of High-Tech Start-ups in Singapore - A Longitudinal Study Final Report

Research / Teaching Areas

Social Entrepreneurship

National Science And Technology Policy Of East Asia Countries

Technology Entrepreneurship

East Asian Industrial Development Strategies

Economics And Management Of Technological Innvoation

Courses

  • TR3301, NUS Enterprise Summer Program on Entrepreneurship
  • TR4049, Seminar in Entrepreneurship – Lean Startup Market Validation
  • TR5105, Technopreneurship
  • TR4201, Technology Commercialization
  • TR3103, Start-Up Business Case
  • PP5220, National Science & Technology Policy Analysis
  • MMT5002, Management of Technology
  • MBA5108, Technopreneurship
  • BME5010, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • BMA5101, Industry & Competitive Analysis
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