Associate Professor and Department Vice Chair
Ajai is working on understanding the strategic adaptation of emerging economy firms during institutional transition. This line of work focuses on the interplay between internal governance structure and external governance environment and its effect on firm strategies and performance. Ajai has also worked on issues related to institutional distance between different governance environments, MNCs' ownership strategies, staffing strategies and entry mode choice in international investments. Empirically, he has examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK and USA. Some of his research has appeared in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Management International Review.
To learn more about Ajai's work, please visit his website.
Ph.D., National University of Singapore
Name: Kim, Hyun Gon
Graduation Date: 2017/May
Thesis Title: The Effects of Added Distance on Ownership Decision and Market Reactions in Cross-border Acquisitions