Kulwant

SINGH, Kulwant

Professor

STRATEGY & POLICY

(65) 6516-3174
bizks@nus.edu.sg
BIZ1 6-14
Curriculum Vitae

Bio

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....

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Recognition & Awards

  • 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

Educational Qualifications

  • 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

Academic Experience

  • 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

Corporate Experience

  • Executive teaching, BPCL, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, DuPont, Essar, GE, Maruti Suzuki, Nestle, Telenor

Selected Publications

Asgari, N., Tandon, V., Singh, Kulwant and Mitchell, W. (2018), "Creating and taming discord: How firms manage embedded competition in alliance portfolios to limit alliance termination", Strategic Management Journal
Zheng, W., Singh, Kulwant and Chung, C. N. (2017), "Ties to Unbind: Political Ties and Firm Sell-Offs during Institutional Transition", Journal of Management, 43(7), 2005-2036
Asgari, N., Singh, Kulwant and Mitchell, W. (2017), "Alliance portfolio reconfiguration following a technological discontinuity", Strategic Management Journal, 38(5), 1062-1081
Singh, Kulwant, Natarajan, S. and Mahmood, I. P. (2017), "Firm restructuring during an economy-wide shock across institutional environments", Organization Science, 28, 552-573
Singh, Kulwant and Asgari, N. (2017), "Alliances and Exogenous Shocks", In L. F. Mesquita, R. Ragozzino, & J. J. Reur (Eds.), Collaborative Strategy: A Guide to Strategic Alliances, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar

Selected Publications

18

Journals

6

Books

3

Conference

1

Papers

Journal Articles

Asgari, N., Tandon, V., Singh, Kulwant and Mitchell, W. (2018), "Creating and taming discord: How firms manage embedded competition in alliance portfolios to limit alliance termination", Strategic Management Journal
Zheng, W., Singh, Kulwant and Chung, C. N. (2017), "Ties to Unbind: Political Ties and Firm Sell-Offs during Institutional Transition", Journal of Management, 43(7), 2005-2036
Asgari, N., Singh, Kulwant and Mitchell, W. (2017), "Alliance portfolio reconfiguration following a technological discontinuity", Strategic Management Journal, 38(5), 1062-1081
Singh, Kulwant, Natarajan, S. and Mahmood, I. P. (2017), "Firm restructuring during an economy-wide shock across institutional environments", Organization Science, 28, 552-573
Zheng, W., Singh, Kulwant and Mitchell, W. (2015), "Buffering and enabling: The impact of interlocking political ties on firm survival and sales growth", Strategic Management Journal, 36(11), 1615–1636
Singh, Kulwant, Gavin Jack, Yunxia Zhu, Jay Barney, Mary Yoko Brannen, Criag Prichard and Daid Whetten (2013), "Refining, Reinforcing and Reimagining Universal and Indegenous Theory Development in International Management", Journal of Management Inquiry, 22(2), 148-164
Singh, Kulwant, Abhirup Chakrabarti and Ishtiaq Mahmood (2007), "Diversification and performance: Evidence from East Asian firms", Strategic Management Journal, 28(2), 101-120
Singh, Kulwant and Will Mitchell (2005), "Growth dynamics: The bi-directional relationship between interfirm collaboration and business sales in entrant and incumbent alliances", Strategic Management Journal, 26 (6), 497-593
Singh, Kulwant, Leong, Siew Meng and Siah Hwee Ang (2003), "Increasing Replication for Knowledge Accumulation in Strategy Research", Journal of Management, Vol. 29, no.4, 533-549
Singh, Kulwant and George Yip (2000), "Strategic lessons from the Asian Crisis", Long Range Planning, 33, 706-729
Singh, Kulwant (1999), "Guided Competition in Singapore's Telecommunications Industry", Industrial and Corporate Change, 7 (4), 585-599
Singh, Kulwant (1997), "The impact of technological complexity and interfirm cooperation on firm survival", Academy of Management Journal, 40 (2), 339-367
Singh, Kulwant and Will Mitchell (1996), "Precarious collaboration: Business survival after partners shut down or form new partnerships", Strategic Management Journal, 17 (Summer), 99-115
Singh, Kulwant and Will Mitchell (1996), "Business Survival of Firms Using Hybrid Relationships in The American Hospital Software Systems Industry, 1961-1991", Strategic Management Journal, 17 (3), 169-195
Singh, Kulwant (1995), "Corporate strategy in the intelligent island: The case of Singapore Telecom", Industrial and Corporate Change, 4 (4), 691-702
Singh, Kulwant and Will Mitchell (1995), "Spillback Effects and Nonexpansion When Product Types and Firm Types Differ", Journal of Management, 21(1), 81-100
Singh, Kulwant and Will Mitchell (1993), "Death of the Lethargic: Effects of Expansion Into New Technological Subfields of an Industry on Performance in a Firms Base Business", Organization Science, 4, 152-180
Singh, Kulwant and Will Mitchell (1992), "Incumbent Use of Pre-Entry Alliances Before Expansion into New Technical Subfields of an Industry", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 18, 347-372

Books/Monographs

Singh, Kulwant and Asgari, N. (2017), "Alliances and Exogenous Shocks", In L. F. Mesquita, R. Ragozzino, & J. J. Reur (Eds.), Collaborative Strategy: A Guide to Strategic Alliances, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar
Singh, Kulwant, Pangarkar, N. and Heracleous, L. (2014), "Business Strategy in Asia: A Casebook", 4th ed., Lulu Press Inc.
Delios, A. and Singh, Kulwant (2012), "Strategy for Success in Asia Mastering Business in Asia", John Wiley & Sons
Yeung, B. and Singh, Kulwant (2011), "The changing role of business schools as key social agents in Asia", 24-36, In Business Schools and Their Contribution to Society
Singh, Kulwant, Pangarkar, N. and Heracleous, L. "Business Strategy in Asia: A Casebook", International Thompson, 2004 (2nd Edition), 2003 (Chinese Edition) & 2001 (1st Edition)
Singh, Kulwant, SH Ang, SH Lee, GH Lim and KY Tan "Surviving the New Millennium. Lessons from the Asian Crisis", McGrawHill, 2001 (Korean Edition) & 2000

Conference/Seminars

Singh, Kulwant, Elaine Oon and Jaideep Prabhu (2013), "When and Where were you Born? The Influence of Firms` Founding Conditions on International Growth", Marketing Science Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
Singh, Kulwant and Abhirup Chakrabarti (2013), "Learning from Rare Events: Organizational Adaptation to Recurring Economic Shocks.", EGOS Colloquium, Montreal, Canada
Singh, Kulwant and Navid Asgari (2013), "Technological Discontinuities and Alliance Portfolio Reconfiguration", Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers

Singh, Kulwant, Zhu Jinyan and Ishtiaq Mahmood "Firm Restructuring following a Major Environmental Shock"

Research / Teaching Areas

Interfirm Collaboration And Competition

Strategy In Rapidly Changing Environments

Firm Adaptation To Exogenous Shocks

Societal Impact

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  • BME5002, Corporate Strategy For 21st-Century Organisation
  • BMA5101, Industry & Competitive Analysis
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