Yeow Khoon, Lawrence

LOH, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence

Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations
Associate Professor


STRATEGY & POLICY

(65) 6516-7796
bizlohyk@nus.edu.sg
BIZ1 6-36
Curriculum Vitae

Recognition & Awards

  • Teaching Excellence Award (TEA), NUS Business School - 2019
  • Teaching Excellence Award (TEA), NUS Business School - 2018
  • Public Administration Medal (Bronze), National Day Award - 2000
  • First Prize , Doctoral Dissertation Competition, International Conference on Information Systems - 1993

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1993
  • BBA (Hons), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1985

Academic Experience

  • 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

Corporate Experience

  • 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

Selected Publications

Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Business Integrity in ASEAN: Ethics and Contexts", In ASEAN CSR Fellowship. NUS Business School, Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Emerging Challenges for Companies in Sustainability Reporting", In Company of Good Fellowship: Hosted Dialogue and Networking Session with Global Compact Network Singapore. NTUC Centre, Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "For Whom Shall Boards Govern?", In Boardroom Matters Towards effective boards
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Crossing the Governance Chasm: From Assessment to Performance", In Boardroom Matters Towards effective boards. Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Sustainability Across ASEAN", SID Directors' Bulletin

Selected Publications

18

Journals

4

Books

22

Conference

19

Others

Journal Articles

Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Moving forward, we need positive corporate governance", Corporate Governance Asia, 11, no. 1, 19-20, (Hong Kong)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2013), "Whither corporate governance in Singapore?", Corporate Governance Asia, (Hong Kong). (January-March)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2013), "Whither the board of directors?", Futurist, no.5, 47, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2012), "Singapore’s transit into the next level of corporate governance", Corporate Governance Asia, 9, no. 1, 10-12, (Hong Kong)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2011), "State of corporate governance in Singapore: Need to uplift the baselines", Corporate Governance Asia, 8, no. 3, 58-60, (Hong Kong)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and C H Wee (1999), "The Asian economic crisis : Perspectives for a new business order", Global Focus, 11, no. 2, 5-11, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and Y S Ong (1998), "The adoption of internet-based stock trading: A conceptual framework and empirical results", Journal of Information Technology, 13, 81-94, (United Kingdom)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, W Y Yeong, C H Wee, C L Chong and P Ngin (1997), "Fostering total excellence in business education: Assessment perspectives and learning issues", Journal of Workplace Learning, 9, no. 7, 263-269, (United Kingdom)
Chang, Z Y, W Y Yeong and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (1997), "Critical success factors for inflight catering services: the SATS practices as management benchmarks", The TQM Magazine, 9, no. 4, 255-259, (United Kingdom)
Byrd, T A, C S Sankar and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (1996), "Strategies to improve job satisfaction of US technical personnel", Engineering Management Journal, 8, no. 4, 33-42, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, C. S. Sankar and W. Y. Yeong (1995), "Job orientation, perceptions, and satisfaction: A study of information technology professionals in Singapore", Information & Management, 29, 239-250, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, Venkatraman, N. and J. Koh (1994), "The adoption of corporate governance mechanisms: A test of competing diffusion models", Management Science, Vol. 4 No. 4, 496-507
Venkatraman, N and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (1994), "The shifting logic of the IS organisation: From technical portfolio to relationship portfolio", Information Strategy : The Executives Journal, 10, no. 2, 5-11, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and N Venkatraman (1993), "Determinants of information technology investments: Effects of top management compensation and stock ownership", Advances in Strategic Management, 9, 223-246, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and N Venkatraman (1993), "Corporate governance and strategic resource allocation: The case of information technology investments", Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 3, no. 4, 213-228, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and N. Venkatraman (1992), "Diffusion of information technology outsourcing: Influence sources and the Kodak effect", Information Systems Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, 334-358, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and N. Venkatraman (1992), "Determinants of information technology outsourcing: A cross-sectional analysis", Journal of Management Information Systems, 9, 7-24, (United States)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (1992), "Financial characteristics of leveraged buyouts", Journal of Business Research, 24, no. 3, 241-252, (United States)

Books/Monographs

Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2015), "Strategic Management Cases", Strategic Management Cases
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Cases for Strategic Management", Cengage Learning Asia, Singapore
Chong, C L, J P Er and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (1997), "Strategic Planning", Best Practice Case Studies. Singapore: Singapore Productivity and Standards Board. 40 pp.
Chang, Z Y, W Y Yeong and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (1996), "The Quest for Global Quality: A Manifestation of Total Quality Management by Singapore Airlines", Singapore: Addison-Wesley Singapore Pte Ltd, 1996. 271 pp. (Translated in Japanese in 1999)

Conference/Seminars

Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Business Integrity in ASEAN: Ethics and Contexts", In ASEAN CSR Fellowship. NUS Business School, Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Emerging Challenges for Companies in Sustainability Reporting", In Company of Good Fellowship: Hosted Dialogue and Networking Session with Global Compact Network Singapore. NTUC Centre, Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2016), "Sustainability Reporting in ASEAN: State of Progress in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.", In Conference on Corporate Governance & Responsibility: Theory Meets Practice. NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2016), "Findings on the Singapore Governance & Transparency Index (SGTI)", In Singapore Governance & Transparency Forum 2016. Mandarin Orchard, Singapore.
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2016), "Reaping Corporate Governance for Better Performance – Have We Missed the Elephant in the Room? ", In CSR and Social Innovators Forum. Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2016), "Sustainability Reporting in Singapore: Listed Mainboard Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts", In Roundtable on Sustainability Reporting: Capability Development and Capacity Building. Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, Bernas J, Nguyen T, Sim I, Thomas T and Wang Y (2016), "Corporate Disclosure on Business Integrity in ASEAN", ASEAN CSR Network
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, Muhammad I, Nguyen L and Nguyen H (2016), "Corporate Governance Highlights 2016: Enhancing Corporate Governance in Singapore", Singapore: CPA Australia, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School & Singapore Institute of Directors.
Lim J and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2015), "ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard 2014: Guidelines for improvements in Singapore", Singapore Exchange Seminar
Lim J and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2015), "ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard 2014: Guidelines for improvements in Singapore", Monetary Authority of Singapore Seminar
Lim, J and Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2015), "ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard 2014: Report for Singapore", Unveiling the Top 100 Singapore Listcos in the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (30 Apr 2015, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, Nguyen T, Sim I, Thomas T and Wang Y (2015), "Sustainability Reporting in ASEAN: State of Progress in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand ", ASEAN CSR Network
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, Nguyen T, Sim I, Thomas T and Wang Y (2015), "Sustainability Reporting in Singapore: The State of Practice among Singapore Exchange (SGX) Mainboard Listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) ", ASEAN CSR Network
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and J L I SIM (2014), "Presentation on study findings", 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)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Spotlight on Singapore: Findings on the Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) 2014", CPA Forum 2014 (24 Jul 2014, CPA Australia, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard - Results for Singapore", Singapore Institute of Directors. (The ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard-Launch of the 2013 Singapore Country Report, 4 Apr 2014, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2013), "Spotlight on Singapore: Findings on the Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) 2013", CPA Forum 2013 (Invited paper) ( 1 Aug 2013, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2012), "Spotlight on Singapore: Governance & Transparency Index (GTI) 2012", CPA Forum 2012: Sound Corporate Governance - The Sustainable Advantage (26 Apr 2012, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2012), "Corporate governance in the new era: Lessons from the steamboat", Forum on Practical Governance: Realities, Challenges, Independence (17 Jan 2012, NUS Business School, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2011), "Corporate governance in Singapore and implications for investors: Indicators and insights", Asian Investors' Corporate Governance Conference (24 - 25 Oct 2011, Singapore)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2011), "Benchmarking for strategic corporate governance - Findings from the Governance and Transparency Index 2011", CPA Forum 2011: The Future of Corporate Governance: From Accounting to Strategy (11 Jul 2011)
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence "Corporate Disclosure on Business Integrity in ASEAN", In SCOPE-Business Integrity Series: Enhancing Corporate Transparency in Commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2016. Keppel Towers, Singapore

Others

Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "For Whom Shall Boards Govern?", In Boardroom Matters Towards effective boards
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Crossing the Governance Chasm: From Assessment to Performance", In Boardroom Matters Towards effective boards. Singapore
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2017), "Sustainability Across ASEAN", SID Directors' Bulletin
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2016), "Beyond CSR: A new wave of corporate reports", Ethical Boardroom, London, UK
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2015), "Corporate Governance Highlights 2015: Pushing Towards a New Frontier", Corporate Governance Highlights 2015: Pushing Towards a New Frontier
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2015), "The crowded agenda of corporate governance", Ethical Boardroom. London: Ethical Boardroom Corporation
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, Y J Lee and M H Dieleman (2014), "Sheng Siong Supermarket: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage ", IVEY Case Publishing, Canada
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Corporate governance kidnaps board of directors", China Social Science Institute, Beijing, China
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Board of directors kidnapped by corporate governance", CEC Holdings Group, Beijing, China
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Corporate governance "kidnaps" boards of directors", Chief Executive China, Beijing, China
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, B Low, J L I SIM and T Thomas (2014), "Non-Financial Accountability of Real Estate Investments in Singapore: Sustainability Reporting among Real Estate Investment Trusts listed on the Singapore Exchange 2013", Technical Report. Singapore: Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility & NUS Business School. 22 pp
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, J L I SIM, V Yang, I MUHAMMAD and T N LINH (2014), "Corporate Governance Highlights 2014: Realising Higher Corporate Governance Standards", Technical Report. Singapore: CPA Australia & Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School. 41 pp
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, B Low, J L I SIM and T Thomas (2014), "Accountability for a Sustainable Future: Sustainability Reporting in Singapore Among Singapore Exchange Mainboard Listed Companies 2013", Technical Report. Singapore: Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility & NUS Business School. 36 pp.
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2014), "Governed globally, ethical locally - A view from Asia", London: Ethical Boardroom
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence, J L I SIM, I MUHAMMAD and V Yang (2013), "Corporate Governance Highlights 2013: Transforming Governance and Transparency in Singapore's Listed Companies", Technical Report. Singapore: CPA Australia & Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School. 25 pp.
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2013), "Yamato Transport: Replicating Japanese Success in Singapore", Case. London, Ontario: Ivey Publishing. 18 pp. (With Teaching Note (8 Pages)).
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2013), "Corporate governance's impact puzzle", Business Value. Beijing: Beijing All Media and Culture Group. (January. In Chinese).
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence and J L I SIM (2012), "The Board Report 2012: Highlights from Singapore's Governance and Transparency Index", Technical Report. Singapore: CPA Australia & Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School. 23 pp
Loh, Yeow Khoon, Lawrence (2011), "How to cultivate a new type of professional directors?", Business Value. Beijing: Beijing All Media and Culture Group. (In Chinese)

Research / Teaching Areas

Corporate Governance

Strategic Management

Technology Policy

Societal Impact

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May 2nd, 2018

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April 4th, 2018

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March 28th, 2018

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August 2nd, 2017

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Pushing towards a new frontier

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Corporate governance "kidnaps" board of directors

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Courses

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