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George Kuk

George Kuk


Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

He regularly contributes to taught postgraduate programmes in the areas of technology and innovation management, and also supervises several doctorate students on digital innovation and open commons.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Dr George Kuk was associate professor and the programme director of MSc in Business and Management at Nottingham University Business School. He’s regularly consulted and delivered in-company programmes to companies such as: H&M, China Southern Rolling Stock, and China Mobile.

Research areas

Dr Kuk has published widely on open innovation from a technology and innovation management perspective.  Many of these publications examine the role of collective action in the open commons of software, data, design and platform within the creative industries. In particular, he is interested in examining the digital footprints (in terms of the behavioural manifests of creativity and knowledge sharing among individuals) to understand the strategic interactions of individuals and how companies can attract these creative resources for digital and service innovation. His research also entails the study of the emergence of new forms of organising and organisation in social coproduction enabled through information and communication technologies. Some of his work has been published in leading journals such as Management Science, Technology Forecasting & Social Change, Government Information Quarterly, and Information Systems Journal, among others.

Please visit the NTU Doctoral School website for information on doctoral research opportunities at NBS.

External activity

Dr Kuk has performed in various roles such as track chair of prestigious international conferences including European Conference in Information Systems and Pacific Asia Conference in Information Systems, and associate editor of special issues in IS and management journals. He has also won several international research grants from organizations such as: VINNOVA, and CAPES.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • EPSRC, RCUK, CREATe (Glasgow)
  • Delft University of Technology, University of Brazilia, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam