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David Park

David Park

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

315-443-8221
Room: 643
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PhD, University of Washington (Strategy and Entrepreneurship)
MS, Seoul National Univesity (International Business)
BBA, Univesity of Seoul (Business Administration)

David Park is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and IES Faculty Fellow at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University where he conducts research on entrepreneurship and strategy. His research focuses how organizations mobilize resources from different stakeholders and resource providers specifically examining organizational leaders in various types of organizations (i.e., for-profits, nonprofits, and social enterprises) from organizational inception to maturity and their influences on financial and non-financial resource acquisitions. His works have been published in top academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Business Venturing and have won numerous best paper awards from major academic conferences such as the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Korean Academic Society of Business Administration. Professor Park has also won several teaching awards and recognitions. Poets and Quants named him the World's 40-under-40 Best MBA professor and the top 50 undergraduate business professor. Before joining academia, he co-founded a high-tech startup. He also served as a Marine Corps officer and retired as a captain.


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

Research Topics

  • Entrepreneurship; Strategy; Resource Mobilization; Entrepreneurs; Top Management Teams; Board of Directors; Political Ideology

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

Entrepreneurship; Strategy; Resource Mobilization; Entrepreneurs; Top Management Teams; Board of Directors

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’ Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors - Poets&Quants
  • Maeil Business Newspaper Best Paper Award - Korean Academic Society of Business Administration
  • Poets & Quants Top 50 Undergraduate Professors in the world - Poets & Quants for Undergrad
  • Best Paper Award Nomination - Strategic Management Society
  • Honorable Mention Best Paper Award - Strategic Management Society
  • Edna Benson Trust Fund Scholarship - University of Washington
  • Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Richard B. Peterson Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination - University of Washington
  • Foster School of Business Ph.D. Program Teaching Award - University of Washington
  • Haglund Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Star Teacher - University of Washington
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management ENT Division - Academy of Management
  • Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Star Teacher - University of Washington
  • Strategic Management Society 12th Annual Doctoral Workshop Scholarship - Strategic Management Society
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • University of Washington Graduate Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Wayne and Anne Gittinger Ph.D. Fellowship - University of Washington
  • Runner-up Best Paper Award - Indian Academy of Management
  • Kochon Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievement
  • University of Seoul Scholarships for Excellent Achievement - University of Seoul