University of Southern California

Heejin Woo
Ph.D. Student in Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

MA, University of Minnesota; BA, Korea University


Heejin is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Management and Organization at University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. His research interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurship, VC financing, and corporate strategy (diversification, merger & acquisitions, and inter-organizational relations). Especially, he is interested in how investors and top managers in a young entrepreneurial firm affect firm strategy and performance.


Park, S. H., Paik, Y., and Woo, H. (2014) "Does the Investor Community’s Endorsement of CFOs Inhibit Firms’ Long-Term Research Efforts,".
Paik, Y., and Woo, H. (2014) "Growth Rate, Industry Overlap, Geographical Closeness and Acquisition Performance,".
Paik, Y., and Woo, H. (2014) "Corporate Governance in Entrepreneurial Firms: Effects of Corporate Venture Capital and Founder Incumbency on Entrepreneurial R&D Strategy,".
Paik, Y., and Woo, H. (2013) "Economic Downturn and Financing Innovative Startup Firms," Managerial and Decision Economics
Woo, H., Rajagopalan, N., and Haleblian, J. (2012) "Board Experience and Networks in CEO Successions,".
Woo, H., Bae, J., Kang, R., and Chu, Y. "The Effects of a Portfolio Company's Alliance Formation on the Market Returns of its Corporate Venture Capital Firm.,".
Woo, H. "The Effects of Founder Post-Acquisition Retention on Investor Reactions to Young Entrepreneurial Firm Acquisitions,".
Woo, H. "Are Big Customers Threats or Opportunities? The Contingent Effect of Major Customer Concentration on the Profitability of Young Entrepreneurial Firms.,".