Professor Wei Kwok Kee is Provost at Singapore Institute of Management. As Provost, he is responsible for enhancing the intellectual climate, strengthening instruction and curriculum, fostering curricular innovation, recruiting and mentoring faculty at SIM.
Prior to his current appointment, Prof Wei was the Founding Dean (2016 – 2020) of the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was Dean of the College of Business (2007 – 2012) and Head of the Department of Information Systems (2002 – 2007) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He was the Founding Head of the Department of Information Systems (1998 – 2002) at NUS.
During his tenure as Business School Dean in CityU, its international UTD business school research ranking improved by almost 30 places, from 98 to 63; its success with the Hong Kong Government’s research grant awards doubled; SSCI/SCI publications have increased by 25%; and undergraduate admissions scores have climbed by 5%.
As Head of two major IS Departments in Asia (NUS and CityU) in the past decade, Prof Wei has developed a strong research culture and initiated major research efforts that resulted in both Departments being placed among the top 15 IS departments worldwide. He has also introduced major curriculum reforms that aligned the degree programmes in both Departments to AIS guidelines, thereby raising the international value of these programmes.
Professor Wei is a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) and was President of that Association in 2003/4. He was awarded the AIS LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems in 2015.
Professor Wei has served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. He has also played major roles in ICIS and PACIS. As an excellent educator, his doctoral students have attained placements in good universities worldwide. Prof Wei has published more than 200 journal and conference papers. Based on Scopus, his works have been cited over 8900 times and his h-index is 43 (as at 2 Aug 2019).