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.


Corporate Governance in Entrepreneurial Firms: Effects of Corporate Venture Capital and Founder Incumbency on Entrepreneurial R&D Strategy 2014
Does the Investor Community’s Endorsement of CFOs Inhibit Firms’ Long-Term Research Efforts 2014
Growth Rate, Industry Overlap, Geographical Closeness and Acquisition Performance 2014
Board Experience and Networks in CEO Successions 2012
Buying a horse without a jockey? The effects of founder post-acquisition retention on investor reactions to young entrepreneurial firm acquisitions.