Daewoo Park named new director for center of entrepreneurship

Park has taught entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate, M.B.A. and executive M.B.A. students | May 18, 2007

Daewoo Park, a management and entrepreneurship professor, is the new academic director for the center for entrepreneurship in the Williams College of Business. Park assumes his new duties on June 1.

Park is the College's D.J. O’Conor Fellow and has taught entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate, M.B.A. and executive M.B.A. students.

“Dr. Park brings a wealth of experience to the entrepreneurship center,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the College. “He is an outstanding teacher and a nationally known researcher. He is familiar with the Cincinnati business environment, and will be able to provide the leadership for the future of the Center. The Xavier Entrepreneurship Center is fortunate to have the Sedler and Castellini families as supporters, and to have an outstanding board of executive advisors. Dr. Park will work with the board members and Laura Randall, the center coordinator, to implement its strategy.”

Park has published his research in numerous entrepreneurship journals including the Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy, and Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, and in prestigious strategy and management journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Research, and Management International Review. His research is often cited in best-selling strategic management and entrepreneurship textbooks. He has served as a guest editor for several management journals.

Park has taught the only online, simulation-based M.B.A. capstone strategy course among the Jesuit colleges, has managed the annual high school business simulation competitions on campus, as well as implemented the College's undergraduate simulation competitions.

Park worked for IBM as a marketing representative, serving small and medium-sized enterprises. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Texas, at Austin, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Park replaces management professor Tom Clark who had held the post since January 2005.