Ricardo Lim

Asian Institute of Management

Professor Ricardo A. Lim is Dean of the Asian Institute of Management. He teaches innovation, teams, knowledge management, risk management, marketing, operations, and quantitative analysis.

Prof. Lim has also taught management information systems in the MBA program of the Graduate School of Business of the University of the Philippines, and the De La Salle University. He was a visiting faculty of Universitas 21, an online, asynchronous distance MBA program based in Singapore.

Before joining the Institute, Prof. Lim managed ATM and branch automation projects for the Philippine National Bank; developed a telemarketing system for the Sears Roebuck Chicago Merchandising Group; and built an international securities monitoring and control system for the State Street Bank in Boston. He installed a nationwide claims litigation system for the American International Group in New York. He participated in manufacturing and financial systems development projects at Allied-Bendix Rhode Island, Hartz Mountain of New Jersey, Wang Laboratories and American Fund Raising Services in Boston, Massachusetts. He also worked for Nixdorf Computer Philippines, the CSC Consulting Group in Boston and the Bankers Trust Company in New York. He currently consults for local firms.

Prof. Lim remains active in research, having extensively studied the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other industries. He co-authored “The Permeability of HR Roles”, and a study on MBTI profiles of Asian leaders, for AIM’s forthcoming research monograph series, Business and Development Research (2010). His other research interests include innovation processes, social networks, communities of practice, teams, and management communication. He contributes articles for the Business Mirror’s column, “Making the Complex Simple”. He wrote The PHINMA Story (1996), and was, at one time, the Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Manager, a magazine published by AIM.

Prof. Lim is the Chairperson of the Philippine Academy of Management (PAoM), and is a member of the American Academy of Management (AoM). He is also Associate Editor and Review Board member of the Graziado Business Report, a publication of the Pepperdine University. He has published at MIS Quarterly and the Academy of Management.

He is likewise active in consulting for advertising, auto, electronics, FMCG, banking, resorts, government, IT, and pharmaceutical companies.

Prof. Lim received his PhD in Business Administration from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California (2002), his MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia (1989), and his Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems (Magna Cum Laude) from McGill University, Montreal (1982).