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David Park

David Park

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Room: 643
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Ph D, University of Washington
MS, Seoul National Univesity (International Business)
BBA, Univesity of Seoul

Professor David Park studies the intersection between corporate strategy and entrepreneurship, and has published papers in academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal.


Prior to his academic career, he was a co-founder of a high-tech company and Marine Corps officer.


David Park received his Ph.D. from Foster School of Business, University of Washington, M.S. in International Business from Seoul National University and his bachelor's degree from University of Seoul.

Research Topics

  • Entrepreneurship;Strategy;Entrepreneurial finance;Sociology of financial markets;Behavioral process of strategic decision making

Professor Park has taught business strategy and entrepreneurship. Currently, he teaches the introduction to entrepreneurship, strategic and entrepreneurial management, opportunity recognition and ideation.

Entrepreneurship;
Strategy;
Entrepreneurial finance;
Sociology of financial markets;
Behavioral process of strategic decision making

Working Papers
  • "When Silence is Golden: Information Shared in Social Media on Resource Acquisition in the IPO Market", Organization Science (with Borah, A., Kotha, S., Pahnke, E.)
  • "The Impact of Board Political Ideology on the Appointment of Female Directors", Organization Science (with McSweeney, J., McSweeney, K., Withers, M., Oliver, A.)
  • "Physician Entrepreneurs, Preentry Knowledge & Technological Progress in the Medical Imaging Industry", (with Shah, S., Agarwal, R.)
Selected Publications
  • "Political Ideology of the Board and CEO Dismissal Following Financial Misconduct", Strategic Management Journal, 41(1), 108-123, 2020 (with Boeker, W., Gomulya, D.)
  • "Signaling Revisited: The Use of Signals in the Market for IPOs", Strategic Management Journal, 27(11), 2362–2377, 2016 (with Borah, A., Kotha, S.)
  • "Korean Air Cargo: Strategic Challenges in an Evolving Environment", Asian Case Research Journal, 19(1), 127-154, 2015 (with Park, N., Lee, J.)
  • "Do the Performances of Innovative Firms Differ Depending on Market-oriented or Technology-oriented Strategies?", Industry and Innovation, 19(5), 391-414, 2012 (with Park, N., Lee, J.)

Awards and Honors

  • Poets & Quants Top 50 Undergraduate Professors in the world - Poets & Quants for Undergrad (2018)
  • Best Paper Award Nomination - Strategic Management Society (2018)
  • Honorable Mention Best Paper Award - Strategic Management Society (2018)
  • Edna Benson Trust Fund Scholarship - University of Washington (2017)
  • Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship - University of Washington (2017)
  • Richard B. Peterson Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2017)
  • University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination - University of Washington (2017)
  • Foster School of Business Ph.D. Program Teaching Award - University of Washington (2016)
  • Haglund Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2016)
  • Star Teacher - University of Washington (2016)
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2016)
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management ENT Division - Academy of Management (2015)
  • Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship - University of Washington (2015)
  • Star Teacher - University of Washington (2015)
  • Strategic Management Society 12th Annual Doctoral Workshop Scholarship - Strategic Management Society (2015)
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2015)
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2014)
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2013)
  • University of Washington Graduate Fellowship - University of Washington (2012)
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington (2012)
  • Runner-up Best Paper Award - Indian Academy of Management (2011)