Professor Chang is the Techno-SK Chair Professor at KAIST Business School and the Lim Kim San Chair Professor at National University of Singapore (joint appointment). He is primarily interested in the management of diversified multinational firms. His current research focuses on understanding the process of creating operating synergies among diversified lines of business and building a strong local organization after foreign entry. His other research interests include organizational learning, corporate growth through joint ventures and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and comparative management studies of Japan, Korea, and China. His research has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Industrial Economics. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal.
- 1992. Ph.D. in Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
1986. M.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
1984. B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
- 2013-present. Techno-SK Chair Professor, KAIST Business School
2009-present. Provost’s Chair Professor and Lim Kim San Chair Professor, NUS Business School, National University of
2006-2008. Kumho Asiana Group Endowed Chair Professor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
1994-2008. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
1992-1995 Assistant Professor of Management & International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY.
2008. Visiting Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
2007. Visiting Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University,
2004-2005. Visiting Professor, London Business School, London, United Kingdom.
2002. Visiting Professor, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
2000-2001. Visiting Faculty, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford CA.
Publications & Research
- Academic journal publications (Past 5 years only. Please refer to the Google Scholar for all publications)
"When to go it alone?: Examining Post-conversion Performance of International Joint Ventures," Journal of International Business Studies, 2019: 998-1020
"The Contingent Effects of Political Strategies on Firm Performance: A Political Network Perspective," with Yan Zhang, Strategic Management Journal, 2018 39(8): 2152-2177.
"A Quasi-experimental Approach to Multinationality and Performance Relationship: An Application to Learning by Exporting," with Jaiho Chung, 2017, Global Strategy Journal, 7(3): 257-285.
"When Does Transition from Family to Professional Management Improve Firm Performance," coauthored with Jungwook Shim, 2015, Strategic Management Journal, 36(9): 1297-1316
"Industry Dynamics and Institutional Barriers," with Brian Wu, Strategic Management Journal, 2014, 35(8): 1103-1123.
"When Do Foreign Subsidiaries Outperform Local Firms," with Jaiho Chung and Jongbin Moon, Journal of International Business Studies, 2013, 44(8): 853-860.
"Do Wholly-owned Subsidiaries Perform Better than Joint Ventures?, with Jaiho Chung and Jongbin Moon, Strategic Management Journal, 2013, 34:317-337
Books (in English)
Multinational Firms in China: Entry Strategies, Competition, and Performance, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Sony versus Samsung: The Inside Story of Electronics Giants’ Battle for Global Supremacy, Wiley, 2008 (translated into Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian and Thai)
Business Groups in East Asia: Financial Crisis, Restructuring and New Growth, Oxford University Press, 2006
The Financial Crisis and Transformation of Korean Business Groups: Rise and Fall of Chaebols, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Strategic Management, International Business