Strategic Management

The PhD concentration in Strategic Management (SGM) features coursework built around an interdisciplinary approach to strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and global business. Ongoing research within the Department of Strategic Management includes work on inter-organizational relationships, knowledge structures that undergird innovation, technological innovations, corporate venture capital, disruptive innovations, industry emergence, venture capital syndication, global knowledge flows, and emerging multinationals. The department offers a vibrant program for visiting scholars, as well as a research seminar series that attracts the top academic minds from around the world, and provides Fox School students with the opportunity to interact with cutting-edge and leading academic perspectives.

Fox SGM faculty hold editorial board appointments at the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. Many faculty members have been recognized with awards from top academic journals, including prestigious Best Paper of the Decade and Best Paper of the Year awards. In addition, faculty members perform high-visibility leadership roles in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.

Under guidance from Strategic Management faculty, 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 including the University 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.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to adequate progress and annual evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple University’s prestigious university fellowships.


Fall Year 1
Required
  • BA 9100 — Math Preparation (August)
  • BA 9101a and/or BA 9101b — Business Statistics I
  • BA 9103 — Theory of Choice
  • SGM9001 — Strategy 1 (concentration seminar)
  • BA 9002 — Philosophy of Science
Spring Year 1
Required
  • SGM9003 — Strategy 2 (concentration seminar)
  • SGM9090 — Special Topics: Applied Econometrics
  • BA 9001 — Organization and Management Theory
  • BA 9105 — Business Econometrics I
  • Choose faculty mentor (by August)
Exams
  • Screening Exam (June)
  • Research Proposal (August)

Fall Year 2
Required
  • SGM9212 — Management of Technology and Innovation
  • BA 9106 — Business Econometrics II
Elective
  • BA 9207 — Quantitative Research Methods II (OR) other non-SGM elective
  • BA 9003 — Seminar in Organizational Behavior (OR) other non-SGM elective
Spring Year 2
Required
  • SGM9211 — Theoretical Foundations of Entrepreneurship (concentration seminar)
  • IB9001 — Theories of International Business
  • BA9102 — Business Statistics II
Elective
  • BA 9104 — Game Theory (OR) BA 9202 — Qualitative Research Methods
Exams
  • Research Paper Requirement (by August)

Fall Year 3
Exams
  • Preliminary Exam (in mid-October)
Spring Year 3
  • Work on Dissertation Proposal

Fall Year 4
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense
Spring Year 4
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense (if not completed in Fall semester)
  • Work on Dissertation (until Dissertation Defense)
  • Enter the job market (by August)

Fall Year 5
  • Dissertation Defense
  • Work on Dissertation (until Dissertation Defense)
Spring Year 5
  • Dissertation Defense (if not completed in Fall semester)


Susan Feinberg

Concentration Advisor: Susan Feinberg

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Economic Policy and U.S. Multinational Firms
Office: Alter Hall 555
Email: feinberg@temple.edu


Mitrabarun Sarkar

Mitrabarun "MB" Sarkar

Title: HF 'Gerry' Lenfest Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Research Interests: Technological Innovation; Industry Emergence; Strategic Alliances; Emerging Markets
Office: Alter Hall 543
Email: mbsarkar@temple.edu


Masaaki Kotabe

Masaaki Kotabe

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global sourcing strategy/supply chain management, International marketing, and Product development
Office: Alter Hall 559
Email: mkotabe@temple.edu


Seok-Woo Kwon

Seok-Woo Kwon

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, Organization Theory.
Office: Alter Hall 544
Email: seok-woo.kwon@temple.edu


Nandini Lahiri

Nandini Lahiri

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Corporate Strategy and International Business
Office: Alter Hall 554
Email: nlahiri@temple.edu


Ram	Mudambi

Ram Mudambi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Emerging Market Catch Up Processes, Renewable Energy Industries, Multinational Corporations
Office: Alter Hall 549
Email: r.mudambi@temple.edu


Arvind Parkhe

Arvind Parkhe

Title: Professor & Chair
Research Interests: Strategic Alliances, International Joint Ventures, Global Networks
Office: Alter Hall 561
Email: aparkhe@temple.edu


Sheryl Winston Smith

Sheryl Winston Smith

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Office: Alter Hall 540
Email: swsmith@temple.edu



Hongryol Cha

Hongryol Cha

Email: hongryol.cha@temple.edu

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

Thomas D. Craig

Email: thomas.craig@temple.edu

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.

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Laura Gasiorowski

Laura Gasiorowski

Email: laura.gasiorowski@temple.edu

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.

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Thomas J. Hannigan

Thomas J. Hannigan

Email: tj.hannigan@temple.edu

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.

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Jung Kwan Kim

Jung Kwan Kim

Email: jung.kwan.kim@temple.edu

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

Seojin Kim

Email: seojin.kim@temple.edu

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

Won Kyung (Alice) Min

Email: wonkyung.min@temple.edu

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.

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Sung Namkung

Sung Namkung

Email: sung.namkung@temple.edu

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.


Anna Pak

Email: a.pak@temple.edu

Anna is a doctoral student in Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Her current research interests include Technology Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge transfer, and Strategic Alliances. She is currently working as a research assistant for Professor MB Sarkar. Before joining the PhD program at Fox, she worked in a hedge fund firm (a single equity quant fund) as a Marketing & Sales officer in London, UK and then co-founded a venture start-up in Seoul, South Korea. Anna holds a Master of Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA in Business Administration & E-business from Kyunghee University.

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