Lai Yin Sarah

CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah

Associate Professor (Practice Track)

MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATION

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Research Presentationon Policy Analytics, Workshop on Analytics for Business, Consumer and Social Insights by SMU - 2015
  • Employee Recognition Award, Hewlett Packard - 2006
  • Sales Inner Circle Honoree, Hewlett Packard - 2000
  • NTUC Scholarship, Singapore - 1988
  • PSF Scholarship, Singapore - 1985
  • Prime Minister's Book Prize, Singapore - 1981

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Business and Management, University of South Australia, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma, Management Research, University of South Australia, 2010
  • MBA, Banking & Finance, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1996
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Electrical, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1991

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, NUS Business School (MS, Business Analytics), 2013 - 2014
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS Business School (MBA/Technopreneurship Minor Program), 2006 - 2013
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre (Technopreneurship Minor Program), 2004 - 2006
  • Adjunct Senior Fellow, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre (Technopreneurship Minor Program), 2002 - 2004

Corporate Experience

  • Scientific Panel Member, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), 2014 - current
  • Consultant, A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council Futurescape 2025, 2014 - current
  • Judge, National SAS Analytics Competition, 2014
  • Vice President, A* STAR ETPL, 2009 - 2014
  • Judge, Cerebration - Global MBA Challenge, 2010
  • Head, Technical Advisory Workgroup, Technology Transfer Network, 2009 - 2010
  • Head, Training & Certification Workgroup, Technology Transfer Network, 2009 - 2010
  • Deputy Director, Traineeship for Technology Transfer Management (T3M) Program by A*STAR ETPL and WDA, 2009 - 2010
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Southeast Asia, Hewlett Packard, 2007 - 2009
  • Manager, Business & Program Management Office, Hewlett Packard China, China, 2006 - 2007
  • Lecturer, Chinese Executive Development Program (for official/banking delegations from China), 1996 - 2006
  • Boot Camp Trainer, Start-Up @ Singapore, organized by NUS Business School, 2005
  • Program, Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre3-M Innovation Program, 2003 - 2005
  • Judge, Start-Up @ Singapore, 2004
  • Judge, Organizing Committee Member, Global Start-Up @Singapore, 2003
  • Technical Account Manager, Silicon Valley-Based Start-Up, 2000 - 2002
  • Alliance Practice Manager, Silicon Valley-Based Start-Up, 2000 - 2001
  • Business Development Manager, Hewlett Packard, 1996 - 2000
  • Head, China Desk Research Unit, International Operations, IE Singapore, 1995 - 1996
  • Consultant/Systems Manager, Hewlett Packard, 1991 - 1995

Selected Publications

CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2016), "Framework for measuring research and innovation impact", Innovation, 18, 2, 212-232
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, Ho Y and Lim P (2016), "Role of Public Science in Fostering the Innovation and Startup Ecosystem in Singapore", Asian Research Policy, 7, 1, 78-93
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien and Chan N (2017), "Glints: Linking Youths and Jobs - Case Study", Case Study
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien and Chan N (2017), "Glints: Linking Youths and Jobs - Teaching Note", Glints: Linking Youths and Jobs - Teaching Note
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien and Chan N W (2016), "JFDI Asia: Southeast Asia's Leading Accelerator - Case Study", IVEY Publishing

Selected Publications

3

Journals

1

Books

15

Conference

6

Others

Journal Articles

CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2016), "Framework for measuring research and innovation impact", Innovation, 18, 2, 212-232
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, Ho Y and Lim P (2016), "Role of Public Science in Fostering the Innovation and Startup Ecosystem in Singapore", Asian Research Policy, 7, 1, 78-93

Books/Monographs

CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, Wu L and Mason H (2016), "Facing Down Failure - How Eight Entrepreneurial Teams are Riding the Risks of Innovation", Facing Down Failure - How Eight Entrepreneurial Teams are Riding the Risks of Innovation

Conference/Seminars

KOH C and CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2016), "Coworking and the Creative Space - Designing the Future Organization", DRUID Asia
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2016), "The role of networks in commercializing public-funded innovation", DRUID Asia
Yoneyama S and CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2016), "Corporate Governance of Public-Private Partnership in Innovation", DRUID Asia
KOH C and CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2015), "Co-working Space for Creative Collaboration and Entrepreneurship", APROS EGOS
Yoneyama S, CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Edamura K (2015), "How open should innovation be: exploring the right balance between internal & external technology sourcing", 2nd annual World Open Innovation Conference
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Yu C (2015), "Technological Innovation and Network Capability", 12th ASIALICS Conference
Yoneyama S and CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2015), "Impact of unintended reverse knowledge transfer on R&D performance of parent company", R&D Management Conference
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Zalan, T (2014), "What affect firms` propensity to take part in open innovation,", Accepted for presentation at 34th Strategic Management Society International Conference , September, Madrid, Spain
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Zalan, T (2014), "Open innovation with public research partners", Accepted for presentation at 11th ASIALICS Conference: Convergence,Innovation and Creative Economy, September, Daegu, Korea
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Yu, C (2014), "Measuring innovation with realised imputed commercial value (RICV)", Paper presented at 25th ISPIM Conference , June, Dublin, Ireland
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2014), "Business and innovation: Perspectives from Singapore", Invited guest speaker at 5th International Conference on Foresight and Sustainable Development of Future Society, February, Tokyo, Japan
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2014), "Innovation and Business: Perspectives from Singapore, 2014 National Science, Technology and Innovation Development Annual Forum", Invited guest speaker on Innovation Capacity, Technology Capability and Industry Performance towards 2015 ASEAN Free Trade, October, Jakarta, Indonesia
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Yu, C (2013), "Measuring economic impact of public research commercialisation in Singapore - Realised imputed commercial value", Paper presented at 10th ASIALICS Conference: The roles of public research institutes in Asia`s innovation sytems, September, Tokyo, Japan
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Zalan, T (2013), "Public research institutes and national innovation system: Empirical evience for Singapore", Paper presented at 6th AIE conference, August, Oxford, UK
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Zalan, T (2013), "Why are some firms more successful than others in commercialising public research", Paper presented at 24th ISPIM Conference, June, Helsinki, Finland

Others

CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien and Chan N (2017), "Glints: Linking Youths and Jobs - Case Study", Case Study
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien and Chan N (2017), "Glints: Linking Youths and Jobs - Teaching Note", Glints: Linking Youths and Jobs - Teaching Note
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah, LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien and Chan N W (2016), "JFDI Asia: Southeast Asia's Leading Accelerator - Case Study", IVEY Publishing
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Ang, Swee Hoon (2016), "Leadership lessons from primates", Leadership lessons from primates
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah and Ho Y P (2016), "Study of Open Innovation by ICT firms in Singapore", .
CHEAH, Lai Yin Sarah (2016), "The 3 missing links in the entrepreneurial ecosystem", The 3 missing links in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Research / Teaching Areas

Technological Foresight And Futures

R&d Comercialization

Early-stage Technology Development

Entrepreneurship

National Innovation System

Technological Innovation

Open Innovation

Societal Impact

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Membership & Professional Activities

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2008 - present
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSS BB), PSB Academy, 2008 - present
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation, 2006 - present
  • Certified IT Project Manager (CITPM), Singapore Computer Society, 2007 - present
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