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Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Soh
Pek Hooi Soh is an Associate Professor of Technology Management and Strategy at the Beedie School of Business at SFU. Before joining SFU, she was on the faculty of NUS Business School at National University of Singapore (NUS). She had also been a visiting professor and research scholar at Peking University and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and at Hitotsubashi University's Institute of Innovation Research in Tokyo, Japan. She received her Ph.D. in Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship from MIT Sloan School of Management, her Masters degrees from the London School of Economics and NUS Business School, and her B.Sc. from University College London.
Professor Sohs research examines how collaboration networks affect technological transition, technology standard development, innovation performance, entrepreneurial and diversification strategy. Her work has appeared in the fields top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy and Journal of Business Venturing. Her doctoral thesis proposal was awarded a second prize at INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. Professor Soh currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Venturing and Journal of Business Research. She has taught in EMBA and MBA programs on technology management and strategy, and doctoral seminars on strategic management.
At SFU, Professor Soh has embarked on a new research project that aims to develop a theoretical model to explain how knowledge management strategies influence the emergence of new technological paths inside a firm. This research is interdisciplinary based, building on the foundations of evolutionary economics, biological evolution, organization and learning, and organizational sociology. The project provides an excellent opportunity for doctoral students who are interested in theory development.
The mother of three children, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with her family.
Specialization and Research Interests
Technology Strategy, Innovation; Entrepreneurship, Social Networks, Strategic Alliances.
Subramanian A, Lim KH, Soh PH. 2013. When Birds of a Feather Don't Flock Together: Different Scientists and the Roles They Play in Biotech R&D Alliances. Research Policy (in press).
Soh PH. 2014. Dominant Designs, in David Teece and Mie Augier, eds. Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management (forthcoming).
Subramanian A, Soh PH. The influence of alliance portfolios on the technological performance of the firm.
Soh PH, Subramanian A. An investigation of university-industry R&D collaborations in the biotech industry.
Subramanian A, Soh PH. The importance of alliance portfolios for new knowledge search.
Maine, E, Soh PH, Dos Santos N. Entrepreneurial decision making in the biotech industry.
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