University of Southern California

Yongwook Paik
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

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

PhD, MS, UC-Berkeley; BS, Seoul National University


Yongwook Paik's research interests include industrial organization, law and economics, entrepreneurship, venture capital, corporate finance, business and public policy, strategy and intellectual property. His current research focuses on how serial entrepreneur's prior firm-founding experience affects subsequent venture performance, and how the bankruptcy system affects entrepreneurial activity. He is a recipient of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award (2008-2009) sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


Paik, Y., and Lee, J. (2014) "New Entrant's Decision to Internalize Its Complementors,".
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 Zhe, X. (2014) "Multimarket Contact and Patent Litigation in The Global Smartphone Industry,".
Paik, Y. (2014) "Financial Slack and R&D Investments in Entrepreneurial Firms: Why It Is Different from That of Large Public Corporations,".
Paik, Y., and Lee, J. (2014) "The Origin of Entrepreneurs and the Effects on Venture Performance: Evidence from the Biotechnology Industry,".
Paik, Y., and Lee, J. (2014) "Antecedents of New Entrant's Product Scope Strategy: Evidence from the U.S. Hospital Industry,".
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
Paik, Y. (2013) "Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 and Entrepreneurial Activity," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 22 (2), 259-280.