Park, Seung Ho
Professor of Strategy;
Parkland Chair Professor of Strategy;
Department Chair (Strategy and Entrepreneurship);
Director of CEIBS Research Centre for Emerging Market Studies, CEIBS
Dr. Park is Parkland Chair Professor of Strategy, Department Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of CEIBS Research Centre for Emerging Market Studies at CEIBS. He is the former President of SKOLKOVO-Ernst & Young Institute for Emerging Market Studies and Chair Professor of Strategy at Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. He was also the founding president of Samsung Economic Research Institute China and a former member of the Academic Council at CEIBS. Prior to his move to China, he was Professor of Strategy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he received several teaching and research awards and had early promotions to associate and full professorship. He taught and served on the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and the recipient of the Academy of Management IM Division’s Outstanding Service to the Global Community Award. He received that recognition in 2015 for his outstanding service to the international community in bridging the areas of research, practice and policy in his work on emerging markets.
Dr. Park's research has been published in several leading management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others. His current research focuses on competitive and growth strategies, competitive dynamics between MNCs and local companies, as well as roles and responsibilities of MNCs in emerging markets. His recent books on emerging markets include the award-winning book Rough Diamonds: Four Traits of Successful Breakout Enterprises in BRIC Countries (Jossey-Bass, 2013); Scaling the Tail: Managing Profitable Growth in Emerging Markets (Palgrave McMillan, 2015); Managing Emerging Multinationals: Solving International Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2016); and ASEAN Champions: Emerging Stalwarts in Regional Integration (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is also a frequent contributor to the mainstream international media such as Financial Times and Forbes.
Dr. Park has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Management and Organization Review, Harvard Business Review China, and Global Strategy Journal. He is Associate Editor of Cross Cultural Management and serves on the Advisory Board of both the Management and Organization Review and the International Journal of Emerging Markets. His roles have also included being the organiser of both the Strategic Management Society Shanghai Conference and the Academy of International Business Moscow Conference. He was also a member of the Executive Committee, Programme Chair, and Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. Prof. Park also has the distinction of being the founding President of the Association for Korean Management Scholars. He has extensive experience in corporate consulting and training and is also a frequent speaker at corporate meetings and international forums. He has served as Corporate Strategy Advisor for the Wity Group (Shanghai), a trustee for the International School of Beijing (Beijing), and a member of the International Expert Council of Higher School of Economics (Moscow), and is currently a non-executive board member of Amore Pacific (Seoul).
- 1992 Ph.D. in Strategic Management, University of Oregon
- 1985 M.A. in Economics, University of Oregon
- 1984 B.A. in Economics, Han Yang University
- High performance organisations in emerging markets
- Globalisation of emerging market companies
- MNC strategy and performance
- Strategic management
- International Competitive Strategy
- Emerging market strategy