Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences Coordinator, Innovation
Dr. Kathleen Park is an assistant professor of administrative sciences, with specializations in strategic and international management and the management of innovation and technology. Her research interests are at the intersection of innovation, internationalization through mergers and acquisitions, global strategy, emerging markets, leadership, management and entrepreneurial teams, and corporate governance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Research, R&D Management, Business Horizons, Journal of Management History, Competition & Change: The Journal of Global Business and Political Economy, Thunderbird International Business Review, and Routledge Companion for Mergers and Acquisitions, among many others, and is also included in numerous book chapters with internationally recognized publishers. Dr. Park has presented her research worldwide at conferences in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America. Her work has been recognized with awards by the Academy of Management, the flagship organization for management scholars worldwide, as well as by the Global Business and Technology Association and the European Academy of Management. In her affiliations, she has formed international research partnerships for the study of leadership, innovation, and internationalization in emerging markets. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the MBA and PhD programs of the MIT Sloan School of Management.
- Emerging Markets
- Entrepreneurial Teams
- Corporate Governance
- MET MG 541 – The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
- MET AD 741 – The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
Refereed Journal Articles
Park, K. M., and Meglio, O. “Playing a Double Game? Pursuing Innovation Through Ambidexterity in an International Acquisition Program from the Arabian Gulf Region.” R&D Management 49, no. 1 (2019): 115–135.
Park, K. M., Meglio, O., and Schriber, S. “Building a Global Corporate Social Responsibility Program via Mergers and Acquisitions: A Managerial Framework.” Business Horizons 62, no. 3 (2019): 395–407.
Park, K. M., Meglio, O., Bauer, F., and Tarba, S. “Managing Patterns of Internationalization, Integration and Identity Transformation: The Post-Acquisition Metamorphosis of an Arabian Gulf EMNC.” Journal of Business Research Vol. 93 (2018): 122–138.
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.
Meglio, O., and Park, K. M. Strategic Decisions and Sustainability Choices: Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Social Responsibility from a Global Perspective (NY and Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05478-6
“The New Executive: Interconnected Yet Isolated and Uninformed—Challenges of Leadership in the Digital Era.” In Palgrave Handbook of Management History, edited by Bradley Bowden, section on “Management in an Age of Crisis,” edited by A. M. Gould (New York: Palgrave, 2019).
Meglio, O., and Park, K. M. “Strategic Renewal through Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of Ambidexterity.” 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: Routledge, 2019).
“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.
Recent Conference Presentations
Park, K. M., and Wallace, F. H. “Leadership Multiculturalism and Corporate Social Responsibility in International Acquisitions.” Academy of Management, Boston, August 2019. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.17559
Park, K. M., Gould, A. M., and King, D. R. “CEO Status and Turnover in the Market for Corporate Control.” Academy of Management, Chicago, August 2018, https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.14628
Park, K. M., Meglio, O., Bauer, F., and Tarba, S. Y. “Innovating and Internationalizing a New Organizational Identity: The Metamorphosis of an EMNC.” Academy of Management, Atlanta, Ga., August 2017. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.16992
Park, K. M., and Meglio, O. “Leveraging Managerial and Innovation Resources in International Mergers and Acquisitions.” Academy of Management, Atlanta, Ga., August 2017. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.17105
Desjardins, G., Park, K. M., and Gould, A. M. “The Evolution of ‘Something-for-Nothing’ Vendor Strategies from the Industrial to Digital Epochs.” Academy of Management, Atlanta, Ga., August 2017. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.17059