• Social Network: multiplex ties(interpersonl and interfirm ties)
• Corporate political ties
• social network and entrepreneurship
Research Field Summary
My research focuses on two areas: 1) how business leaders’ social ties to other business leaders and/or politicians affect firms’ strategies and performance and 2) how entrepreneurial firms develop their network strategy in various institutional environments.
In the first research stream—drawing insights from network, corporate political ties, and strategy literature—I examine two types of business leaders’ social ties: ties to other business leaders and ties to politicians. In the first case, from the multiplex network perspective, I have sought to investigate how business leaders’ social ties affect strategic coordination between their firms. In the second case, I have studied conditions, under which business leaders’ ties to politicians can be beneficial or detrimental to strategic decisions and performance in various institutional environments. In the second research stream, I examine entrepreneurial firms’ network strategies in various environmental settings. Combining insights from network, entrepreneurship, and institutionalism, my research investigates entrepreneurial firms’ heterogeneous network strategy facing exogenous shocks across different national institutions or in the coopetition environment.
• INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
• London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
• Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
• Global Leadership and Management Forum
• Managing Strategic Alliances from a Global Perspective