Professor Paik's research focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy and how they are interrelated with institutions and public policies. He serves as a member of the editorial review board or as a referee for numerous top-tier academic journals in strategy, management, and economics. His research has been published in premier academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, among others. Professor Paik joined KAIST in 2018. Prior to joining KAIST, he was an assistant professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC) and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he worked as a patent attorney in one of the largest law firms in South Korea, Kim & Chang, serving multinational corporations as well as small and medium-sized entrepreneurial companies.
- ㆍPh.D. University of California at Berkeley, Economics, Berkeley, CA
ㆍM.S. University of California at Berkeley, Economics, Berkeley, CA
ㆍB.S. Seoul National University, Electrical Engineering, Seoul, Korea
- I. Academic Appointments
KAIST College of Business, Seoul, Korea, Associate Professor
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), Olin Business School, St. Louis, MO, Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Southern California (USC), Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, Assistant Professor
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Research Associate, Research Assistant, Graduate Student Instructor
Kim & Chang Law Firm, Seoul, Korea, Patent Attorney
II. Honors & Awards:
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award, Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation
Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award, Finalist, University of Southern California
Greif Center for Entrepreneurship Research Award, University of Southern California
Distinguished Reviewer Award, Academy of Management
III. Professional Affiliations:
Academy of Management, American Economic Association, Strategic Management Society, Industry Studies Association (Founding Member)
Publications & Research
Publications (patents, etc.)
- (Selected Publications)
Paik, Yongwook, Sukhun Kang, and Robert Seamans. 2018. "Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Political Competition: How Public Institutions Help the Sharing Economy Create Value" forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal.
Paik, Yongwook and Heejin Woo. 2017. "The Effects of Corporate Venture Capital, Founder Incumbency, and Their Interaction on Entrepreneurial Firm’s R&D Investment Strategy." Organization Science, Issue 4, 670-689.
Paik, Yongwook and Feng Zhu. 2016. "The Impact of Patent Wars on Firm Strategy: Evidence from the Global Smartphone Industry." Organization Science, 27(6): 1397-1416.
Paik, Yongwook. 2014. "Serial Entrepreneurs and Venture Performance: Evidence from U.S. Venture-Capital-Financed Semiconductor Firms." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 8(3): 254-268.
Paik, Yongwook and Heejin Woo. 2014. "Economic Downturn and Financing Innovative Startup Firms." Managerial and Decision Economics 35(2):114-128
Paik, Yongwook. 2013. "The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 and Entrepreneurial Activity." Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 22 (2):259-280.
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Institutions, Business and Public Policy, Venture Capital