Pek Soh

Professor, Strategy / Technology and Operations Management
Area Coordinator
Strategy, Area Coordinator
Ph.D. Management of Technology (MIT); M.Sc. Management (National University of Singapore); M.Sc. Management of Information Systems (London School of Economics); B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science (University College London)

Segal Room: SGL 3905
Segal Phone: 778.782.7921
Burnaby Room: WMC 4366
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.3652

Email Address: psa28@sfu.ca

Academia: http://beedie.sfu.ca/profiles/Pek-HooiSoh

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

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.

Pek, along with several PhD candidates and visiting scholars, is currently 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.

Specialization and Research Interests

Technology Strategy, Ecosystem Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Networks, Strategic Alliances.

Selected Publications

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Revised","WebProfileCategory":"Books, Book Chapters and Monographs","DOI":"10.1057\/978-1-349-94848-2_387-1","PublisherName":"Palgrave Macmillan","PublisherCity":"New York","PublisherCountry":"United States","bookTitle":"Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management","bookChapter":null,"pages":"","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Pek-Hooi","middleName":"","lastName":"Soh"}],"icKind":"book","editors":[{"firstName":"David","middleName":"","lastName":"Teece"},{"firstName":"Mie","middleName":"","lastName":"Augier"}]}]

Articles and Reports

Subramanian, A. M., & Soh, P. (2016). Linking alliance portfolios to recombinant innovation: The combined effects of diversity and alliance experience. Long Range Planning. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2016.11.001

Maine, E., Soh, P., & Dos Santos, N. (2015). The role of entrepreneurial decision-making in opportunity creation and recognition. Technovation, 39-40, 53-72. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2014.02.007

Soh, P., & Subramanian, A. (2014). When do firms benefit from university-industry R&D collaborations? The implications of firm R&D focus on scientific research and technological recombination. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(6), 807-821. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2013.11.001

Subramanian, A. M., Lim, K. H., & Soh, P. (2013). When birds of a feather don't flock together: Different scientists and the roles they play in biotech R&D alliances. Research Policy, 42(3), 595-612. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.12.002

O'Donnell, L., Soh, P., & Maine, E. (2012). New ventures BC economic impact and entrepreneurial research project.

Soh, P. (2010). Network patterns and competitive advantage before the emergence of a dominant design. Strategic Management Journal, 31(4), 438-461. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.819

Zhang, J., Soh, P., & Wong, P. (2010). Entrepreneurial resource acquisition through indirect ties: Compensatory effects of prior knowledge. Journal of Management, 36(2), 511-536. http://doi.org/10.1177/0149206308329963

Zhang, J., Souitaris, V., Soh, P., & Wong, P. (2008). A contingent model of network utilization in early financing of technology ventures. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 32(4), 593-613.

Soh, P., Mahmood, I. P., & Mitchell, W. G. (2004). Dynamic inducements in R&D Investment: Market signals and network locations. Academy of Management Journal, 47(6), 727-744.

Soh, P. (2003). The role of networking alliances in information acquisition and its implications for new product performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 18(6), 907-917.

Soh, P., & Roberts, E. B. (2003). Networks of innovators: A longitudinal perspective. Research Policy, 32(9), 1537-1717.

Soh, P., & Roberts, E. B. (2005). Technology alliances and networks: An external link to research capability. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 52(4), 419-428.

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Subramanian, A. M., Lim, K., Soh, P., Tell, F., Berggren, C., Brusoni, S., & Van de Ven, A. (2017). Bridging scientists and informal R&D collaborations: Implications for firm-level knowledge integration and patent performance. Managing knowledge integration across boundaries (191-205). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Soh, P., Teece, D., & Augier, M. (2014). Dominant designs. New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

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