Associate Professor Kwanghui Lim


Associate Professor
Melbourne Business School
University of Melbourne
Research Expertise
Management of Innovation, Strategic Management, Technology Strategy, Intellectual Property
Kwanghui Lim is an experienced teacher, researcher and consultant in the areas of technology management and the commercialisation of innovation. Kwanghui’s research explores the strategies used by firms to manage intellectual property and the commercialisation process.​​ His doctoral thesis at MIT won the Academy of Management and INFORMS Best Dissertation Award (2001) in the Technology Management area, as well as the 2001 Richard R. Nelson Best Dissertation Award.
Prior to joining Melbourne Business School, Kwanghui was an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS)​. At NUS he received a university-level prize for teaching excellence in 2003/04 and a faculty-level outstanding educator award in 2004. Kwanghui was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the MIT Sloan School in 2001.
Kwanghui’s industry experience includes consulting experience at Booz Allen & Hamilton. During his time there he worked on corporate strategy and information technology projects and developed a computer-based staffing model used at several financial institutions. He has conducted workshops and seminars for the NUS-Port of Singapore Graduate Management Program, World Intellectual Property Organization, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and 3M-NUS innovation Program for School Teachers.​
Industry Experience
  • Associate Professor, MBS
  • Co-Director, IPRIA.ORG

Awards and Citations

  • 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 (AY 2003/4)
  • NUS Business School Department of Business Policy Educator Award (2004)
  • National University of Singapore Overseas Graduate Scholarship (1995-2000