Hi! I am Sungyong Chang, an assistant professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School.
My research interests lie in the area of innovation, business and development, and computational social science. First, my research focuses on how latecomers overcome their disadvantages in capabilities and capital to compete against industry leaders. Second, I explore how firms identify promising business ideas or talent under complexity, which limits complete understanding of the performance implications of each business decision. You can find my published and working papers in my CV.
I have been teaching Strategy 1 (Competitive Strategy), Strategy 2 (Corporate Strategy), and Business Strategy Analytics. I won the London Business School Best Teacher Award MiM in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
I earned a Ph.D. in Management (advisor: Bruce Kogut) from Columbia University and received the Buckley and Casson Dissertation Award from the Academy of International Business and Best PhD Paper Award from the Strategic Management (STR) Division of the Academy of Management. I earned a BA in Business and Economics as a valedictorian from Seoul National University.
I like to ride a bicycle, hike, read science fiction & mystery novels, play board games & room-escape games, and travel.