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Yasemin Kor

Yasemin Kor

Beckwith Professor of Management Studies

BS (Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi), MBA, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Research interests

Strategy formulation and renewal; CEO and executive team competencies (human and social capital); corporate governance (board of directors).

Subject group: Strategy & International Business

Professional experience

Professor Kor is currently on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and International Journal of Strategic Change Management, and during 2009-2011, she served as an Associate Editor for Journal of Management. She is an active member of the Academy of Management BPS Division, and previously served as a Representative at Large for the Corporate Strategy Interest Group at Strategic Management Society. 

Prior to her academic career, Yasemin worked in different companies on stock portfolio management, market analysis, and product management.

Previous appointments

Prior to joining the School as the Beckwith Chair, Yasemin Y. Kor was an Associate Professor of Management and Moore Research Fellow at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.

Awards & honours

  • Emerald Citation of Excellence Award (for the paper "Dynamic managerial capabilities: configuration and orchestration of the top executives' capabilities and the firm's dominant logic" by Kor and Mesko (2013), Strategic Management Journal), 2016
  • Elected Research Committee Member, Academy of Management, Business Policy and Strategy Division – Selecting BPS Dissertation Competition judge, 2015-present
  • Darla Moore Research Fellow, 2014-2015
  • US Fulbright Research Scholar, Fall 2013
  • Elected Representative-at-Large, Strategic Management Society - Corporate Strategy Interest Group, 2009-2011
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, BPS Division, 1999, 2004, 2007
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Midwest Academy of Management, 1999

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Yasemin Kor's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Chen, P.-L., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J.T. and Tan, D. (2017) "Pre-market-entry experience and post-market-entry learning of the board of directors: implications for post-entry performance." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (forthcoming)

Kor, Y.Y., Mahoney, J.T., Siemsen, E. and Tan, D. (2016) "Penrose's The theory of the growth of the firm: an exemplar of engaged scholarship." Production and Operations Management, 25(10): 1727-1744 (DOI: 10.1111/poms.12572)

Sundaramurthy, C., Pukthuanthong, K. and Kor, Y. (2014) "Positive and negative synergies between the CEO's and the corporate board's human and social capital: a study of biotechnology firms." Strategic Management Journal, 35(6): 845-868 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.2137)

Kor, Y.Y. and Mesko, A. (2013) "Dynamic managerial capabilities: configuration and orchestration of top executives' capabilities and the firm's dominant logic." Strategic Management Journal, 34(2): 233-244 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.2000)

Kor, Y.Y. (2006) "Direct and interaction effects of top management team and board compositions on R&D investment strategy." Strategic Management Journal, 27(11): 1081-1099 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.554)

Kor Y.Y. and Leblebici, H. (2005) "How do interdependencies among human-capital deployment, development, and diversification strategies affect firms' financial performance?" Strategic Management Journal, 26(10): 967-985 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.485)

Journal articles

Kor, Y.Y. and Mahoney, J.T. (2000) "Penrose's resource-based approach: the process and product of research creativity." Journal of Management Studies, 37(1): 109-139

Kor, Y.Y. (2003) "Experience-based top management team competence and sustained growth." Organization Science, 14(6): 707-719

Kor, Y.Y. and Mahoney, J.T. (2004) "Edith Penrose's (1959) Contributions to the resource-based view of strategic management." Journal of Management Studies, 41(1): 183-191 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2004.00427.x)

Kor, Y.Y. and Mahoney, J.T. (2005) "How dynamics, management, and governance of resource deployments influence firm-level performance." Strategic Management Journal, 26(5): 489-496 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.459)

Kor Y.Y. and Leblebici, H. (2005) "How do interdependencies among human-capital deployment, development, and diversification strategies affect firms' financial performance?" Strategic Management Journal, 26(10): 967-985 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.485)

Kor, Y.Y. (2006) "Direct and interaction effects of top management team and board compositions on R&D investment strategy." Strategic Management Journal, 27(11): 1081-1099 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.554)

Kor, Y.Y., Mahoney, J.T., and Michael, S.C. (2007) "Resources, capabilities, and entrepreneurial perceptions." Journal of Management Studies, 44(7): 1185-1210 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00727.x)

Foss, N.J., Klein, P.G., Kor, Y.Y., and Mahoney, J.T. (2008) "Entrepreneurship, subjectivism, and the resource-based view: towards a new synthesis." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2(1): 73-94 (DOI: 10.1002/sej.41)

Kor, Y.Y. and Misangyi, V.F. (2008) "Outside directors' industry-specific experience and firms' liability of newness." Strategic Management Journal, 29(12): 1345-1355 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.709)

Pettus, M.L., Kor, Y.Y. and Mahoney, J.T. (2009) "A theory of change in turbulent environments: the sequencing of dynamic capabilities following industry deregulation." International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 1(3): 186-212 (DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2009.024509)

Kor, Y.Y. and Sundaramurthy, C. (2009) "Experience-based human capital and social capital of outside directors." Journal of Management, 35(4): 981-1006 (DOI: 10.1177/0149206308321551)

Harris, D. and Kor, Y. (2013) "Role of human capital in scaling social entrepreneurship." Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, 1(2): 163-172 (DOI: 10.13185/JM2013.01210)

Kor, Y.Y. and Mesko, A. (2013) "Dynamic managerial capabilities: configuration and orchestration of top executives' capabilities and the firm's dominant logic." Strategic Management Journal, 34(2): 233-244 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.2000)

Sundaramurthy, C., Pukthuanthong, K. and Kor, Y. (2014) "Positive and negative synergies between the CEO's and the corporate board's human and social capital: a study of biotechnology firms." Strategic Management Journal, 35(6): 845-868 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.2137)

Mahoney, J.T. and Kor Y.Y. (2015) "Combining capability and governance perspectives to advance human capital research." Academy of Management Perspectives, 29(3): 296-308 (DOI: 10.5465/amp.2014.0151)

Kor, Y.Y., Mahoney, J.T., Siemsen, E. and Tan, D. (2016) "Penrose's The theory of the growth of the firm: an exemplar of engaged scholarship." Production and Operations Management, 25(10): 1727-1744 (DOI: 10.1111/poms.12572)

Chen, P.-L., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J.T. and Tan, D. (2017) "Pre-market-entry experience and post-market-entry learning of the board of directors: implications for post-entry performance." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (forthcoming)

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Contact details

Yasemin Kor
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 748811
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

y.kor@jbs.cam.ac.uk

www.yaseminkor.com