KwangWook Gang (CV, 11.21.2014)

School of Business Administration

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

UNIST-gil 50, Ulsan, 689-798, South Korea

email : gangk@unist.ac.kr

 EDUCATION


Ph.D. in Strategy (focus on Technology and Innovation Management, and Technology Entrepreneurship), 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management and Technology, USA 2009 – 2013

·      Dissertation committee: Kenneth L. Simons (chair)

 

RESEARCH, AND TEACHING INTERESTS


My research interests focus on a firm's entrepreneurial activities and technological strategies in the context of the industry evolution, especially disruptive technology. Also I’m interested in studying the determinants of a firm’s technological strategies including ownership structure and financial resources. I further seek to study how technology and innovation forms the basis for growth in emerging economies. (Research interests keywords: disruptive technology, industry dynamics, technological dynamic capability, R&D behaviors, technological exploration and exploitation, ownership structure, and market reforms)

My teaching interests include strategy (core and technological strategy), entrepreneurship (core and corporate entrepreneurship), technology and innovation management (management of technology), technological entrepreneurship and structure of industry (technology, innovation and entrepreneurship).


AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS


Finalists, Georgia Tech Best Innovation, Institutions, and Emerging Markets Paper Award, AIBSE 2013

Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Lally School of Management and Technology, 2009-2012

Summer Research Grant, National Science Fund, “Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center”, 2010-2012

Outstanding Reviewer, Eastern Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, 2012
 
Travel Grant, Southern Management Association, Doctoral Consortium, Savannah, Georgia, USA, November 9-12, 2011

Travel Grant, West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship, Doctoral Consortium, University of Washington, USA, September 8-9, 2011

 

PUBLICATIONS


Refereed Journal

KwangWook Gang, T.Ravichandran "Exploring the Determinants of Knowledge Exchange in Virtual Communities", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (SSCI), Accepted

KwangWook Gang, Pier A.Abetti (2010) "The Global Competitiveness of South Korea: The Role of Government-funded Research Institutes", World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol.8, No.1

 

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

KwangWook Gang, Kenneth L. Simons (2014) Types of Experiences, and Firm Entry and Exit Decisions, The 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting

KwangWook Gang, Byeong-Chul Choi, Judy Ma (2013) Getting to Innovation: Sequentially Exploring and Exploiting Technological Capabilities, The 2013 Academy of International Business Southeast (Finalists, of Georgia Tech Best Innovation, Institutions, and Emerging Market Paper Award)

KwangWook Gang, Jaya Dixit, Murali Chari (2013) Impact of Korean Market Reforms and Firm Heterogeneity on Innovation Investments, The Academy of International Business 2013 Annual Meeting 

KwangWook Gang (2013) Two Faces of Janus: The Effect of Foreign Investors on R&D Investment, The 10th Atalanta Competitive Advantage Conference

KwangWook Gang, Jaya Dixit (2012) Pro-market Reforms and R&D Investment in Emerging Economies: The Moderation of Financial Slack and Firm Age, The 2012 Academy of International Business Southeast USA

Kumar M.V.S, KwangWook Gang, Guira, Simona I. (2012) The Inter-Relationship between Alliances and Acquisitions: An Integrated Perspective, The 2012 Academy of Management Meeting (BPS division)

Jaya Dixit, KwangWook Gang (2012) Firm Size, Ownership Structure and Extent of Technological Exploration and Exploitation, The 2012 Academy of Management Meeting (TIM division)

KwangWook Gang, Dongling Huang (2012) Exploring The Determinants of Broadening and Deepening Technological Capabilities: The Impact of Ownership Structure and Organizational Slack, Proceedings of the Southern Management Association, 2012 Meetings

Jaya Dixit, KwangWook Gang (2012) Ownership Structure and Technology Capability Development in Large Firms – Utilizing Agency and TCE Perspectives, Proceedings of the Southern Management Association, 2012 Meetings

KwangWook Gang, Byung-Chul Choi (2012) A Sequential Perspective of Technological Exploration and Exploitation, Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management, 2012 Meetings

KwangWook Gang (2011) The Effects of Ownership Structure on Ambidextrous R&D Capability: Widening and Deepening Technology Accumulation Patterns, The 2011 Academy of Management Meeting (TIM division)

KwangWook Gang, T. Ravichandran (2011) Accessing External Knowledge: Intention of Knowledge Exchange in Virtual Community of Practice, Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science

KwangWook Gang (2005) Research Planning Approach using Knowledge Map integrated with Case-based Reasoning, Proceedings of the IEEE International Engineering Management Conference


WORKING PAPERS


Disruptive Technology (Incremental and Radical innovation)

KwangWook Gang, Kenneth L. Simons "Understanding of Disruptive Technology in Hard Disk Drive Industry" 

KwangWook Gang, Susan Sanderson, Kenneth Simons “Routes of Firm Entry into New Industry: The Case of Samsung’s Entrance into LED lighting industry”


Pro-Market Reform and Firms’ R&D Behaviors

KwangWook Gang, Jaya Dixit “Pro-Market Reforms and R&D Investment in Emerging Economies: Moderation of Short-Run and Long-Run Capabilities”

Jaya Dixit, KwangWook Gang “Ownership Structure, Pro-Market Reform, and Innovation”


Technological Dynamic Capability (with Ownership structure and Market Reform)

KwangWook Gang, Huang Dongling, T.Ravichandran “Exploring the Determinants of Technological Exploration and Exploitation: The Impacts of Ownership Structures and Organizational Slacks”

Jaya Dixit, KwangWook Gang, John O'Brien “Too large to innovate? Ownership Structure and Technology Capability Development in Large Firms: Utilizing Agency and TCE perspectives”


       Others

Shyam Kumar, KwangWook Gang, Simona Ileana Giura “The inter-relationship between alliance formation and acquisitions: An integrated perspective”

 

CONFERENCES and PRESENTATIONS


Academic Conferences

KwangWook Gang, Dongling Huang (2012) Exploring The Determinants of Broadening and Deepening Technological Capabilities: The Impact of Ownership Structure and Organizational Slack, The Southern Management Association, 2012 Meetings, Ft. Lauderdale, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2012 

Jaya Dixit, KwangWook Gang (2012) Ownership Structure and Technology Capability Development in Large Firms – Utilizing Agency and TCE Perspectives, The Southern Management Association, 2012 Meetings, Ft. Lauderdale, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2012

M.V.Shyam Kumar, KwangWook Gang, Simona Ileana Giura, “The Inter-Relationship between Alliances and Acquisitions: An Integrated Perspective”, TheAcademy of Management meeting (BPS division), Boston, August 3-7, 2012

Jaya Dixit, KwangWook Gang, “Firm Size, Ownership Structure and Extent of Technological Exploration and Exploitation”, The Academy of Management meeting (TIM division), Boston, August 3-7, 2012

KwangWook Gang, Byung-Chul Choi, “A Sequential Perspective of Technological Exploration and Exploitation”, The Eastern Academy of Management meeting, Philadelphia, May 9-12, 2012

KwangWook Gang, “The Effects of Ownership Structure on Ambidextrous R&D Capability: Widening and Deepening Technology Accumulation Patterns”, The Academy of Management meeting (TIM division), San Antonio, August 12-16, 2011 

KwangWook Gang, T. Ravichandran, Accessing External Knowledge: Intention of Knowledge Exchange in Virtual Community of Practice”The 44th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, Kauai, January 4-11, 2011

KwangWook Gang, HyungBae Jeon, The Role of the Technology Licensing Office at Government-funded Research Institutes: A Case Study of Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials”, The 18th International Conference on Management and Technology, Orlando, USA, April 5-9, 2009

JungHae Seo, KwangWook Gang, JaeJeung Rho, TaeYoung Jung, “Behavioral Intention to Share and Acquire Knowledge Through Web-based Knowledge Portal e-CASE 2007, HongKong, August 15-17, 2008

KwangWook Gang, Research Planning Approach using Knowledge Map integrated with Case-based Reasoning IEEE International Management Conference 2005, St. Johns, Canada, September 11-14, 2005

KwangWook Gang, JaeJeung Rho, SunJoo Hyun and Ho Kim “The Design of Knowledge Management System in Collaborative Research” The 10th Asia Pacific Management Conference, Daejeon, KAIST, October 27-29, 2004

KwangWook Gang, JaeJeung Rho, SunJoo Hyun and JaeHyung Lim Implementation of the Knowledge Portal integrated with BioDatabase into Bioinformatics Research” The 8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering-Theory, Applications and Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, November 10-12, 2003

KwangWook Gang, JaeJeung Rho, SunJoo Hyun and Ho Kim Designing Knowledge Portal in Collaborative Research Area using Software Quality Function Deployment” Spring Conference, Korean Society of IT Services, Seoul, Korea, May. 2003

Other Presentations

KwangWook Gang, Susan W. Sanderson and Kenneth L. Simons Routes of Firm Entry into LED Lighting: Evidence of Samsung LED”Engineering Research Center-Smart Lighting Project Industry Meeting, Troy, USA, February 14, 2012 (Poster Session)

KwangWook Gang, Susan W. Sanderson and Kenneth L. Simons Routes of Firm Entry into LED Lighting: Technology Convergence”Engineering Research Center-Smart Lighting Project Industry Meeting, Boston, USA, February 7-10, 2011 (Poster Session)

Yearly Ph.D. workshop, Lally School, RPI, "The Global Competitiveness of South Korea : The Role of Government-funded Research Institutes", May, 2010.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Ulsan National Institute of Science andTechnology

Graduate Level : Strategic management

Undergraduate level : Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and Venture Management, Internet Business


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Teaching Assistantships

Graduate (MBA)
MGMT6140 (Spring 2012): Information System for Management. Primary teaching assistant for T.Ravichandran.

Undergraduate
ECON4140 (Fall 2011): Structure of Industry (Competition, Innovation, Entrepreneurship Policy). Supplementary voluntary teaching assistant for Kenneth Simons. Course covered overall concepts in industrial strategy, focusing on the role of technology and innovation. Responsible for in-class presentations to enhance class sessions, advised on the course, and assisted with selected grading.
    - Fall 2011: Total 28 students, Evaluation: 4.1/5.00

MGM4870 (Spring 2011, Fall 2011): Strategy and Policy. Primary teaching assistant for William Tracy.

MGMT 4850 (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011): Organizational Behavior in High Performance Organization. Primary teaching assistant for Hao Zhao.

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE


Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Daejeon, Korea                   Dec. 2004 – Sep. 2009
Senior Researcher in Department of R&D Policy and Future Technology
Researched on the industry analysis and technology forecasts for the national technology roadmap in the areas of machinery and materials, and prepared for the annual evaluations of KIMM, winning an “excellent” grade for four years (2005-2008).


PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES


Member of the Academy of Management (AOM)

Member of the Eastern Academy of Management (EAOM)

Member of the Southern Management Association (SMA)

Ad-hoc Reviewer for
  
Academy of Management meetings (BPS, ENT, TIM)
  
Eastern Academy of Management

   Southern Management Association


Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

   Program Coordinator, Master of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization

   Coordinator, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

   Member, Center for Entrepreneurship Education

   Member, AACSB Accreditation