Professor of Strategic Management, Negotiation
Theresa Cho is Associate Dean of Student and International Affairs, as well as Professor of Strategic Management and International Business, at Seoul National University Business School. She has served in several positions including the Deputy Vice President of International Affairs at Seoul National University, President of Association of Korean Management Scholars, Representative-at-Large for Strategic Management Society, and Vice President of Korean Strategic Management Society. Since 2018, she also serves as the Harvard Alumni Association Director for International Clubs, overseeing alumni organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Before joining SNU in 2007, Professor Cho was Associate Professor (with tenure) at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. She received an A. B.(with honors) in Economics from Harvard College, Harvard University, and received her M.Phil. and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Strategic Management from Columbia Business School, Columbia University.
Professor Cho’s current research interests focus on behavioral strategy, with a particular emphasis on the effects of managerial cognition and corporate governance on organizational processes. She has published extensively on several topics including: the role of managerial cognition in strategic response to the financial crisis, the linkage between top management team attributes and the firm’s behavior in the interfirm competition, executives’ attributes and alliance formation of venture startups in high-tech industries, the impact of environmental shift on managerial incentive system, and the effects of competitor dynamics on market and resource heterogeneity.
Professor Cho’s research has been published in several top-tier scholarly journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Research in Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business Research. Her recent studies have received numerous research awards including the KSG Entrepreneurship Research Award by the Karl Schlecht Foundation, Strategic Management Society Best Paper Prize, and the William Newman Award by the Academy of Management. She was also the recipient of the Thomas H. Mott Award for Teaching Excellence, and General Electric Teaching Fellowship at Rutgers Business School. In addition, her dissertation based on airline industry deregulation at Columbia Business School was selected for the With Distinction honor, given only to the top 1% of the graduating doctoral candidates at Columbia University each year.