Kang, Jin-ah

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Kang, Jin-ah
The Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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  • Ph.D., The Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2002.

  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), 1995.

  • B.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 1989.


Research Interests

  • Strategic Management

  • Technology & Innovation Management

  • Green Technology & Management

  • Entrepreneurship & Hi-tech Industries

  • Service Management & Strategy

  • Cultural Management

  • Corporate Venture Capital


Academic Honors, Grants and Awards

  • Doctoral Dissertation Competition‘Premier’Award (for Klaus Marhold, Ph.D. candidate), Korean Scholars of Marketing Science Fall International Conference, November 2015.

  • Best Student Paper Award (for Gil S. Jo, Ph.D. candidate), Asia Association of Learning, Innovation, and Co-evolution Studies International Conference, September 2014.

  • The 2013 Tudor Rickards and Susan Moger Best Paper Award Runner-up Paper,‘Alliance Addiction: Do Alliances Create Real Benefits?’Creativity and Innovation Management, 22(1), pp.53-66, 2013.

  • Doctoral Colloquium‘Premier’Award (for Marco Jinhwan Kim, Ph.D. candidate), Korean Scholars of Marketing Science Fall International Conference, November 2013.

  • 대통령표창,녹색성장정책추진유공(제189038호), February 2013.

  • 우수논문상(조슬아,강기현공저),기술혁신연구, February 2013.

  • Best Conference Paper Award (with Klaus Marhold, Ph.D. candidate), Korean Scholars of Marketing Science Fall International Conference, December 2012.

  • Best Student Paper Award (for Ki Kang, Ph.D. candidate), The 20thInternational Conference on Management of Technology, International Associations for Management of Technology, April 2011.

  • Best Conference Paper Award (with Gunno Park, Ph.D. candidate), Korean Scholars of Marketing Science Spring International Conference, May 2010.

  • New Faculty Grant, Seoul National University, 2008.

  • New Faculty Professional Development Grant, the Dean’s Faculty Research Fund, California State University, Fullerton, 2003.

  • Full Scholarship, The Anderson School, UCLA, 1995-2002.

  • National Honor Society, 1984.


Academic Positions & Jobs

  • Associate Professor, Seoul National University, 2011-present.

  • Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, 2005-2011.

  • Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton, 2002-2005.

  • Advertising Account Executive, Cheil Worldwide Inc.(제일기획),1990-1993.




  • with Sunny Hahn,‘Complementary or Conflictory?: The Effects of Composition of the Syndicate on Venture Capital-backed IPOs in the U.S. Stock Market’, Economia e Politiaca Industriale (Special Issue),forthcoming.

  • with John Seokhyun Han and Gil S. Jo,‘Is High Quality Knowledge Always Beneficial? Knowledge Overlap and Innovation Performance in Technological M&As’,Journal of Management and Organization, forthcoming.

  • with Klaus Marhold and Marco Kim,‘The Effects of Internal Technological Diversity and External Uncertainty on Technological Alliance Portfolio Diversity’,Industry and Innovation, forthcoming.

  • with Klaus Marhold, Marco Kim,‘The Effects of Alliance Portfolio Diversity on Innovation Performance: A Study of Partner and Alliance Characteristics in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry’,International Journal of Innovation Management, forthcoming.

  • with Bangsil Esther Lee,‘Power of Peripheral Innovations - A Case Study of Amorepacific's Cushion’,Research Technology Management, 59(4),pp. 21-29, 2016(Lead article).


  • with Chul Lee and Gunno Park,‘The Impact of Convergence between Science and Technology on Innovation’,Journal of Technology Transfer,41(4), pp. 508-530, 2016..


  • with Gil S. Jo and Gunno Park,‘Unraveling the Link between Technological M&A and Innovation Performance Using the Concept of Relative Absorptive Capacity’,Asian Journal of Technology Innovation,24(1), pp. 55-76, 2016.


  • with Seunghwan Song and Marco Kim,‘The Effects of Ambidextrous Alliances on Product Innovation’Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science,26(1), pp. 4-18, 2016(Lead article, An earlier version received Korean Scholars of Marketing Science Doctoral ColloquiumPremierAward).


  • with Simon U. Lee,‘Technological Diversification through Corporate Venture Capital Investments: Creating Various Options to Strengthen Dynamic Capabilities’,Industry and Innovation, 22(5), pp. 349-374, 2015(Lead article).


  • with Marco Kim and Gunno Park,‘Two-sided Effects of Embeddedness in Alliance Portfolios’,International Journal of Innovation Management, 19(4), 2015.


  • with Ki H. Kang and Gil S. Jo,‘External Technology Acquisition: A Double-edged Sword’,Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 23(1), pp.35-52, 2015(AJTIs Most Read Article of All Time & an earlier version received the International Associations for Management of Technology (IAMOT) Best Student Paper Award).


  • with Gunno Park and Marco Kim,‘Competitive Embeddedness: The Impact of Competitive Relations among a Firm’s Current Alliance Partners on its New Alliance Formations’,International Business Review, 24(2), pp.196-208, 2015.


  • with Ki H. Kang,‘Do External Knowledge Sourcing Modes Matter for Service Innovation? Empirical Evidence from South Korean Service Firms’,Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(1), pp.176-191, 2014.


  • with Gunno Park,‘Alliance Addiction: Do Alliance Create Real Benefits?’,Creativity and Innovation Management, 22(1), pp.53-66, 2013
    (Selected CIMs 2013 Tudor Rickards and Susan Moger Best Paper Award runner-up paper).


  • with Gunno Park,‘Entry Conditions, Firm Strategies and Their Relationships to the Innovation Performance of an Emerging Green Industry: The Case of the Solar Cell Industry’,Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 18(2), pp.21-42, 2010
    (AJTIs Most Read Article of All Time / Most Cited Article of All time & An earlier version received Korean Academy of Marketing Science Best Conference Paper Award).


  • with Ki H. Kang,‘Does Partner Type Matter in R&D Collaboration for Product Innovation?’,Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 22(8), pp.945-959, 2010.


  • With Mooweon Rhee and Ki H. Kang,‘Revisiting Knowledge Transfer: Effects of Knowledge Characteristics on Organizational Effort for Knowledge Transfer’,Expert Systems with Applications, 37(12), pp.8155-8160, 2010.


  • with Allan Afuah,‘Profiting from Innovations: The Role of New Game Strategies in the Case of Lipitor of the US Pharmaceutical Industry’,R&D Management, 40(2), pp.124-137, 2010.


  • with Gunno Park,‘The Effects of Teacher Firms’Characteristics and Student Firms’Absorptive Capacity on Firm Performance in Technology Alliances’,International Journal of Innovation Management, 13(3), pp.393-409, 2009.


  • with Ki H. Kang,‘How Do Firms Source External Knowledge for Innovation? Analysing Effects of Different Knowledge Sourcing Methods’,International Journal of Innovation Management, 13(1), pp.1-17, 2009.


  • with Marvin Lieberman,‘How to Measure Company Productivity Using Value-Added: A Focus on Pohang Steel (POSCO)’,Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(2), pp.209-224, 2008.


  • ‘Testing Impact of Knowledge Characteristics and Relationship Ties on Project Performance’,Journal of Knowledge Management, 11(3), pp.126-144, 2007.



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