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Strategic Management

The PhD concentration in Strategic Management (SGM) is a full-time program that prepares students for academic careers at major research universities. The program, which is built around course work in Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Global Business, adopts an inter-disciplinary approach at the intersection of these areas. Ongoing research in the department includes: work on inter-organizational relationships, knowledge structures, technological innovations, corporate venture capital, industry emergence, venture capital syndication, global knowledge flows, and emerging multinationals.

SGM faculty members have editorial board appointments at leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and Journal of International Business Studies, and many have been recognized through research awards, including the “Best Paper of the Decade” and “Best Paper of the Year” from the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies and Academy of Management Journal. In addition, faculty members also perform high-visibility leadership roles in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society and the Academy of International Business. Our vibrant ‘visiting scholars’ program and research seminar series attract top scholars from the U.S. and around the world, and the SGM department is home to the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Under guidance from our faculty, Strategic Management PhD students explore a wide range of topical issues. Our students regularly present in premier international conferences, and our alumni currently hold faculty positions in reputable institutions such as Univ. of Miami, George Mason University, Rutgers University and the Indian School of Business.

For more information please consult the Strategic Management Department website and program promotional materials.

Strategic Management Faculty

Concentration Advisor: Susan Feinberg

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Economic Policy and U.S. Multinational Firms
Office: Alter Hall 555

Concentration Advisor: Mitrabarun Sarkar

Title: Professor of Strategy and Innovation & Stauffer Research Fellow
Research Interests: Strategic Innovations in Emerging Markets, "Reverse Innovations" in Products, Services and Business Models
Office: Alter Hall 543

Mercedes Delgado

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Regional Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, National and Regional Competitiveness
Office: Alter Hall 542

Robert D. Hamilton III

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Firm Capabilities, Industry Competitive Interaction, Multinational Enterprises
Office: Alter Hall 550

T. L. Hill

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Knowledge Intensive Organizations, Social and Institutional Contexts for Entrepreneurship, Community Economic Development in Urban Settings
Office: Alter Hall 547

Masaaki Kotabe

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global sourcing strategy/supply chain management, International marketing, and Product development
Office: Alter Hall 559

Arun Kumaraswamy

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Management of Innovation and Growth, and Strategic Adaptation by Firms in Emerging Economies such as India.
Office: Alter Hall 532

Seok-Woo Kwon

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, Organization Theory.
Office: Alter Hall 544

Nandini Lahiri

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Corporate Strategy and International Business
Office: Alter Hall 554

Dr. Robert McNamee

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Knowledge Exchange, Innovation, Organizational Learning
Office: Alter Hall 538

Ram Mudambi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Emerging Market Catch Up Processes, Renewable Energy Industries, Multinational Corporations
Office: Alter Hall 549

Arvind Parkhe

Title: Professor & Chair
Research Interests: Strategic Alliances, International Joint Ventures, Global Networks
Office: Alter Hall 561

Sheryl Winston Smith

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Office: Alter Hall 540

Strategic Management Students

Hongryol Cha


I am a Ph.D. student in the Strategic Management department at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. I hold a M.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Ajou University. Before joining the doctoral program at Temple, I worked for Hyundai Oilbank, an oil refinery company in South Korea, as an accountant in the Finance and Accounting department. My research interests are strategic alliances and knowledge transfer, competitive dynamics, entrepreneurship, and the effects of social and economic networks on organizational performance.

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Thomas D. Craig


Tom is a doctoral candidate and instructor in the Department of Strategic Management at the Fox School. His current research focuses on strategic entrepreneurship, innovation management, knowledge flows in entrepreneurial organizations, and entrepreneurial integration as a competitive strategy. He has presented papers at numerous conferences and symposia including the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Industry Studies Association, and the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference. Tom holds a BBA in Finance from Temple, an MBA in Finance from Lehigh University, and is a Certified Technical Trainer. He has taught courses on strategy, corporate entrepreneurship, and systems thinking, and has been nominated and presented with several teaching awards and certifications. Prior to starting the Ph.D. program, he had a successful management and training career in the software and healthcare information technology industries, and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Izzet Sidki Darendeli


Darendeli holds a BA in Management and MSc in International Affairs and Public Policy Management from Bilkent University, Turkey. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Temple University Fox School of Business Strategic Management Department. Before joining the PhD program at Temple, he worked for TTNET/Turk Telekom Turkey as Project Specialist and Turkish Ministry of Transportation as Assistant European Union Expert. His research interests are; Knowledge Transfer, and Governance with a focus on Service Industry, Internationalization Process of Emerging Country Multinationals, MNE Political Strategies and Entrepreneurship.

Laura Gasiorowski


Laura is a doctoral student in the Strategic Management department. She holds a BA in Management from Towson University. Her research interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate attention to stakeholders, and Benefit Corporations. She is currently working as a research assistant to Professor Seok-Woo Kwon and Professor Sheryl Winston-Smith.

Seonju Ha


Seonju is a doctoral student in strategic management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Her current research interests include legal environment, transfer of intangible assets, inter-organizational relationships, and international contractual relationships between firms. Seonju hold a Master of Science in Economics from City University at London, a Master of Law in School of Law from Tsinghua University at Beijing,China, and a Bachelor of Law in Sociology from Peking University at Beijing , China. She has broad working experience in areas of real-estate and financial services

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Thomas J. Hannigan


Thomas Hannigan is a doctoral candidate in Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. His research interests include technology and innovation management, with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry and knowledge flows in emerging markets. Thomas holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a BA in Economics from Queen’s University at Kingston. He has extensive industry experience in areas of media and interactive advertising.

Ji Mi Kim


Jimi Kim is a doctoral student in the department of Strategic Management and International Business at the Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her primary research interests include corporate social responsibilities, corporate governance, and emerging market strategies. In particular, her current studies look at how firm and institutional level governance affects corporate social responsibility engagements. Jimi earned a bachelor degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as a manager in the telecommunication industry, executing cross-border investments, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Jung Kwan Kim


Jung Kwan Kim is a Ph.D. Student in the Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the Fox, he worked as an in-house strategy consultant for one of the biggest telecommunications companies, focusing on critical corporate decisions and innovative new business development. His various consulting projects have left some fundamental questions unanswered. Jung Kwan must ask: Why did many firms face the demise of business even though it had faithfully employed some traditionally-venerated competition strategies? What really makes a company outperform others before the uncertainty of technological, economic, political, and social turbulences? These questions have inspired Jung Kwan to establish new principles and models that can fundamentally influence firms’ business practices and help them find better ways to sustain success. To fulfill this goal, Jung Kwan has decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the Fox.

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Seojin Kim


I am a doctoral student in strategic management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. My current research interests include innovation, disruptive environment, firm's ownership structure. I hold a Master of Science in business administration (major: strategic management) from Seoul National University and a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bacholor of Arts in consumer studies from Seoul National University. I am currently working as a research assistant to Professor MB Sarkar and Professor Mudambi. Before joining Fox, I worked at a telecomunication company based in Seoul as a manager in finance department.

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Won Kyung (Alice) Min


Alice is a doctoral candidate in the department of Strategic Management. Her research interests include technology and innovation management, industry evolution and the knowledge structure of technology firms. She is working as a research assistant for Professor MB Sarkar.

She holds an MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets from the University of Edinburgh, UK and a BA in Economics and Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Before joining the PhD program at Temple, she worked for the Export-Import Bank of Korea in export credit and investment banking teams.

Sung Namkung


Sung Namkung is a Ph.D. student in Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. His research interests include knowledge structure, knowledge transfer and technological innovation, with a focus on the renewable energy industry. Sung holds a MS in Management from University of California at Berkeley, a MA in Statistics from Columbia University, and a BA in Sociology from Yonsei University. He had professional work experience at Samsung Insurance Co.

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Financial Aid

All students admitted to our program are considered for full financial support. Funding typically comes in the form of an assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend for at least four years, based on adequate progress and yearly evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple’s prestigious university fellowships.

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    Assistant Director, Doctoral Programs