Kathleen Park

KATHLEEN PARK PHD DSC_6124JPGAssistant Professor of Administrative Sciences

PhD, SM, MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Harvard University

Dr. Park has an established body of research in the areas of international mergers and acquisitions, emerging markets, innovation, alliances, corporate governance, and leadership and executive careers. A scholar who has presented at numerous international conferences and published in some of the field’s top journals, including the Journal of Management History, Competition & Change: The Journal of Global Business and Political Economy, Thunderbird International Business Review, and the International Business & Economics Journal, Park has earned numerous awards for her work, especially within the Academy of Management. She has also worked as reviewer and editor for multiple publications and conferences. In her faculty and research affiliations with the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait, as well as with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she has formed international research partnerships. Park teaches multinational business, strategy, and innovation.

  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Emerging markets
  • Innovation
  • Alliances
  • Corporate governance
  • Leadership and executive careers

  • MET MG 541 – The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
  • MET AD 667 – Innovation, Global Competitiveness, and National Economic Development

Refereed Journal Articles

Park, K. M., and A. M. Gould. “The Overlooked Influence of Personality, Idiosyncrasy and Eccentricity in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions: 120 Years and Six Distinct Waves.” Journal of Management History 23, no. 1 (2017): 7–31.

Park, K. M., and U. Mense-Petermann. “Managing across Borders—Global Integration and Knowledge Exchange in MNCs.” Competition & Change: The Journal of Global Business and Political Economy 18, no. 3 (2014): 265–279.

Park, K. M. (with G. K. Stahl, D.N. Angwin, P. Very, et al.). “Sociocultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions: Unresolved Paradoxes and Directions for Future Research.” Thunderbird International Business Review 55, no. 4 (2013): 333–356.

Park, K. M., and G. Hollinshead. “Logics and Limits: Ethical Outsourcing and Offshoring in the Global Financial Services Industry.” Competition & Change: The Journal of Global Business and Political Economy 15, no. 3 (2014): 177–195.

Book Chapters

“The New Executive: Isolated and Uninformed.” Invited book chapter in Management in an Age of Crisis, edited by A. Gould (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Park, K. M. (with O. Meglio). “Strategic Renewal and M&As: The Contribution of Ambidexterity.” Accepted book chapter in Handbook of Strategic: Core Concepts, Antecedents and Micro-Foundations, edited by A. Tuncdogan, A. lindgreen, F. Van Den Bosch, and H. Volberda (New York: Gower/Taylor and Francis, 2017).

“Leadership, Power and Collaboration in International Mergers and Acquisitions: Conflict and Resolution.” In The Routledge Companion to Mergers and Acquisitions, edited by A. Risberg, D. R. King, and O. Meglio (New York: Routledge, 2015): 373–412. ISBN 978-0-415-70466-3

“Leadership Perspectives on the Global Market for Corporate Control.” In Service Science Research, Strategy and Innovation: Dynamic Knowledge Management Methods, edited by N. J. Delener (Hershey, Penn.: IGI Global, 2012): 377–399.

Conference Presentations

“Vanquished or Victorious? Acquiring and Target CEO Trajectories following U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions.” Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, October 2017.

“Innovating and Internationalizing a New Organizational Identity: The Metamorphosis of an EMNC.” Academy of Management, Atlanta, Ga., August 2017.

“Leveraging Managerial and Innovation Resources in International Mergers and Acquisitions.” Academy of Management, Atlanta, Ga., August 2017.

“The Evolution of ‘Something-for-Nothing’ Vendor Strategies from the Industrial to the Digital Epochs.” Academy of Management, Atlanta, Ga., August 2017.

“Knowledge Dissemination and Technology Enhancement in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions.” European Group for Organizational Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2017, and EURAM, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2017.

“Influences of Origination: Acquisition, Alliance and Entrepreneurship Strategies of Arabian Gulf EMNCs.” Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Northeastern University CEM (Center for Emerging Markets) and Miami University CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research), Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., June 15–16, 2017.

“Acquisition Strategies of Emerging Market Acquirers.” University of Innsbruck MCI M&A Annual Experts Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, October 2016.