Professor, Strategy / Technology and Operations Management
Segal Room: SGL 3905
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Pek Hooi Soh is a Professor of Strategy and Technology Management in Beedie School of Business. Before joining Simon Fraser University, she was on the faculty of NUS Business School at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She had 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.
Pek's research interests lie in three broad, intersecting areas: strategy, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship. She has examined how collaboration networks affect technological transition, technology standard development, innovation performance, entrepreneurial and diversification strategy. Her research also bridges across disciplinary areas from strategic management, economic sociology to organization theory. Her work has appeared in leading 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 in 1997. She currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing and has been an active peer reviewer for more than a dozen business and engineering management journals. She has taught in EMBA and MBA programs on technology management and strategy, and doctoral seminars on strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship.
At present, Pek, along with three PhD candidates, is investigating the competitive and cooperative nature of technological ecosystems, the role of scientists in academic-industry collaborations, and the configurations of entrepreneurs' decision making process and entrepreneurial networks. These projects invite highly motivated doctoral students with broad interests in commercialization of science and technology to participate in both theory development and field studies. She has developed two intensive, interdisciplinary-based reading courses for doctoral-level research on technology competition and entrepreneurship.
On her most valuable experience as an academic, "Always meeting and engaging with wonderful professors, colleagues, and students from diverse backgrounds, and never stop being inspired by others."
The mother of three children, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with her family. Her favourite events in Vancouver include Beedie Terry Fox Run and BC Childrun Against Childhood Cancer.
Technology Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Networks, Strategic Alliances.
Elicia Maine; Pek-Hooi Soh; Nancy Dos Santos
The role of entrepreneurial decision-making in opportunity creation and recognition
2015 | Technovation. 39-40: 53-72
Pek-Hooi Soh; Annapoornima Subramanian
When do firms benefit from university-industry R&D collaborations? The implications of firm R&D focus on scientific research and technological recombination
2014 | Journal of Business Venturing. 29(6): 807-821
Annapoornima M. Subramanian; K H. Lim; Pek-Hooi Soh
When birds of a feather don't flock together: Different scientists and the roles they play in biotech R&D alliances
2013 | Research Policy. 42(3): 595-612
Lee O'Donnell; Pek-Hooi Soh; Elicia Maine
New ventures BC economic impact and entrepreneurial research project
Network patterns and a firm's competitive advantage before the emergence of a dominant design
2010 | Strategic Management Journal. 31(4): 438-461
Jing Zhang; Pek-Hooi Soh; Poh-Kam Wong
Entrepreneurial resource acquisition through indirect ties: Compensatory effects of prior knowledge
2010 | Journal of Management. 36(2): 511-536
Jing Zhang; Vangelis Souitaris ; Pek-Hooi Soh; Poh-Kam Wong
A contingent model of network utilization in early financing of technology ventures
2008 | Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. 32(4): 593-613
Pek-Hooi Soh; Ishtiaq P. Mahmood; Will Mitchell
Dynamic inducements in R&D Investment: Market signals and network locations
2004 | Academy of Management Journal. 47(6): 727-744
The role of networking alliances in information acquisition and its implications for new product performance
2003 | Journal of Business Venturing. 18(6): 907-917
Pek-Hooi Soh; Edward B. Roberts
Networks of innovators: A longitudinal perspective
2003 | Research Policy. 32(9): 1537-1717
Pek-Hooi Soh; Edward B. Roberts
Technology alliances and networks: An external link to research capability
2005 | IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 52(4): 419-428
Pek-Hooi Soh; David Teece; Mie Augier
2014 | Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management.
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