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Research Seminar by Prof. Sea Jin Chang

Date: 14 March 2019 (Thu)

Time: 10:30am – 12:00nn

Venue: M802, Li Ka Shing Tower

Prof. Chang Sea-Jin is the Lim Kim San Chair Professor of Business Administration at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Prior to joining NUS, he was a Visiting Professor at Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and Kumho Asiana Group Endowed Chair Professor at the School of Administration at Korea University. Previously, he was a Professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University and had visiting appointments at Stanford University, New York University, INSEAD, London Business School and Hitotsubashi University. 

He is primarily interested in the management of diversified multinational firms. His current research focuses on understanding the process of creating operating synergies among diversified lines of business and building a strong local organisation after foreign entry. His other research interests include organisational learning, corporate growth through joint ventures and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and comparative management studies of Japan, Korea, and China. His research work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organisation Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies,and Journal of Industrial Economics. He was an Associate Editor of Journal of International Business Studies, a leading academic journal in international business, and serves on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal. He has written several books as well. His recent book, `Sony vs. Samsung: The Inside Story of the Electronics` Giants Battle for Global Supremacy,`(Wiley, 2008) compares and contrasts these two firms` global strategy. His new forthcoming book, `Multinational Firms in China: Entry Strategies, Competition and Performance,` (Oxford University Press, in press), examines the competitive dynamics between multinational firms and strong local firms in China. 

He has received several honours and awards for academic excellence. He was elected as one of fifteen National Scholars by the Korea Ministry of Education. He was awarded The Linsu Kim Memorial Award by The Korea Academy of Management and won a Grand Prize in Social Sciences from the 2004 Chung Jinki Memorial Cultural Foundation in Korea. In addition, he has received several research grants and won the Wharton School Dean`s Fellowship. 

He completed his Master of Arts in Economics at Seoul National University in Korea and Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies at the Japan-American Institute of Management Science in Tokyo and Chaminade University in Honolulu; as a part of Fujitsu Asian Scholarship Programme. He obtained his PhD in Organisation and Strategy at Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.