Dr Yat Ming Ooi

BA(Hons)(Herts), MCom(UNSW), PGCertResMeth(EFS)(Macq), PhD(Auck)


Yat Ming is a Lecturer in Innovation Management at the University of Auckland Business School. Previously, he was an Adjunct Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, where he taught a postgraduate course focusing on venture planning. He has also consulted with CPA Australia to develop micro-credential courses in banking, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years working in strategic human resource management with multinationals in Malaysia and Singapore.

Research | Current

His research programme examines collaborative value creation through strategic innovation activities and organisational design. Specific topics he currently studies include user-producer collaboration, digital transformation, problem-solving in grand challenges, FinTech and technology commercialisation.


Recent journal articles:

  • Yang, M., Ooi, Y.M., & Han, C. (2022). Lead users as idea supplier in online community platform: How to choose the right ideas to implement?. International Journal of Production Economics, 244, 108366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2021.108366

  • Ooi, Y. M., & Husted, K. (2021). How traditional industries use capabilities and routines to tap users for product innovation. Research-Technology Management, 64(3), 31-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/08956308.2021.1891750

  • Ooi, Y.M. & Husted, K. (2021). Framing multi-stakeholder value propositions: A wicked problem lens. Technology Innovation Management Review,11(4), 26-37.  https://doi.org/10.22215/timreview/1434

Recent conference proceedings:

  • Ooi, Y.M. & Husted, K. (2019). Are grand challenges wicked problems and why does it matter?. Proceedings of the 33rd ANZAM Conference.

  • Ooi, Y.M. & Husted, K. (2018). Accessing and integrating user knowledge for innovation in traditional industries. Proceedings of the ISPIM Connects Fukuoka Symposium, 1-22.

Teaching | Current

  • Innovation ecosystem and strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introductory business

Areas of expertise

  • Collaborative innovation with a focus on open and user-driven activities
  • Digital transformation and technology strategy in manufacturing and financial services sectors
  • Circular economy and innovation
  • Commercialising science and technology outputs, including stakeholder management
  • Design and management of research and scientific funding policy

Committees/Professional groups/Services


2020 - Present: Editorial Review Board Member, Technology Innovation Management Review

2018: Session Chair, ISPIM Connects Fukuoka - Food and Innovation Session

2013 - Present: Member, ISPIM Scientific Panel

2013 - Present: Ad-hoc journal reviewer

  • British Journal of Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Frontiers in Blockchain, European Management Review, International Journal of Innovation Management,  International Journal of Learning and Change, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Management & Organization, Research-Technology Management, R&D Management, Singapore Economic Review.

Professional Organisations:

  • Member, Academy of Management (AoM)
  • Member, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Ooi, Y. (2017). User Involvement in Innovation: Characteristics of Knowledge Inputs and Associated Organisational Mechanisms The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Ooi, Y., & Husted, K. (2016). Knowledge characteristics and organisational practices in user innovation. Kindai Management Review, 4, 22-39.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33964
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kenneth Husted
  • Ooi, Y. M. (2015). Pulling strings: How users can shape innovation. University of Auckland Business Review, 18 (1), 48-57. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28653
  • Ooi, Y. M., & Husted, K. (2014). Unpacking stickiness: Categorizing user inputs and knowledge for innovation. Paper presented at DRUID Society Conference 2014 on Entrepreneurship - Organization - Innovation, Copenhagen, Denmark. 16 June - 18 June 2014. (pp. 47).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28654
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kenneth Husted
  • Ooi, Y. M., & Husted, K. (2013). Unpacking Stickiness: Understanding Core Issues Associated with Accessing and Implementing User Knowledge. ISPIM Conference Proceedings Helsinki, Finland: The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28655
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kenneth Husted

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 457
New Zealand

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