Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Sam Park

Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: (+65)6592 7953
Office: S3-B2A-14

  • PhD in Strategic Management University of Oregon 1992
  • MA in Economics University of Oregon 1985
  • BA in Economics Han Yang University 1984
Dr. Park is Professor of Strategy and International Business at NTU. He was recently the Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. He started his academic career at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he received several teaching and research awards and early promotions to Associate and Full Professor. Since early 2000s, he worked in emerging markets as Parkland Chair Professor of Strategy and Director of the Centre for Emerging Market Studies at China Europe International Business School, Chair Professor of Strategy at Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, and the founding president SKOLKOVO-Ernst & Young Institute for Emerging Market Studies and Samsung Economic Research Institute (China). He also served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Dallas and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and was the winner of the Outstanding Service to the Global Community Award from the Academy of Management (International Management Division) for his contribution to bridging research, practice, and policy communities through his work on emerging markets.

Dr. Park’s research appeared in leading management journals, including 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, that are broadly cited in the areas of strategic alliances, joint ventures, China management, and emerging market strategies. His recent research focuses on sustained high performance organizations, emerging market multinationals, and growth strategies for multinational and local companies in emerging markets. His co-authored 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 a frequent contributor to international media, including Financial Times and Forbes.

Dr. Park has been a leader in global academic communities serving as Chair, Program Chair, and a member of the Executive Committee of International Management Division (Academy of Management) and a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several major journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, among others. He was the organizer of influential international conferences and forums in China and Russia and the founding president of the Association for Korean Management Scholars. He has extensive experiences in corporate consulting and training around the world and is a frequent speaker in corporate meetings and international forums. He is currently a board member of Amore Pacific (Seoul), a leading cosmetics company in Asia, and served as corporate strategy advisor for the Wity Group (Shanghai), a trustee for the International School of Beijing, and a member of the International Expert Council of Higher School of Economics (Moscow).
Research Interests
High performance organizations in emerging markets
Emerging market multinationals
Growth strategies for multinational and local companies in emerging markets
Roles and responsibilities for multinational companies in emerging markets
Economic integration and firm growth in ASEAN countries
Current Projects
  • Value Localization as Knowledge Creation: Tackling Multinational Corporations’ Global-Local Tension in China

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