Sangcheol Song, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Mandeville 356
Phone: (610) 660-2241
Fax: (610) 660-1229


B.A. Yonsei university, Seoul, Korea, 1996
M. B. A. Yonsei university, Seoul, Korea, 1998
Ph. D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2008

Professional Experience

Teaching officer, Korea Third Military Academy, 1998-2001.
Assistant manager, Korea Development Bank, 2001-2004.

Courses Taught

  • Cultural Diversity and International business (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to International Business (undergraduate)
  • International Management (undergraduate)
  • Business Policy (Undergraduate)
  • International Management (MBA)
  • Global Business Strategy (MBA)
  • Managing International Strategic Alliances (MBA)



  • Song S, Lee S-H, Makhija M. Operational hedging in foreign direct investment under volatile and divergent exchange rates across countries. Journal of World Business (SSCI), Forthcoming. 
  • Park Y-R, Song S, Choe S, Paik Y. Gaining legitimacy in international business: Strategic corporate social responsibility of multinational corporations. Journal of Business Ethics (SSCI), forthcoming.
  • Song S. Inter-country exchange rates and intra-firm trade flows within global network of multinational corporations. Management International Review (SSCI), forthcoming.
  • Song S. Exchange Rate Challenges, flexible Intra-firm adjustment and subsidiary longevity. Journal of World Business (SSCI), forthcoming.
  • Song S. Zeng Y. Performance, Inter-partner relationship, and ownership change in international joint ventures. Journal of Asia Pacific Business, forthcoming.
  • Song S. Unfavorable market conditions, Institutional and financial development, and exits of small foreign subsidiaries. Journal of International Management (SSCI), forthcoming.
  • Song S, Yuping Z. Keeping options alive by repairing damaged relationships in international joint ventures. Journal of International Business Research, forthcoming.
  • Song S, Makhija M, Lee S-H. 2014. Within-country growth options vs. Across-country switching options in foreign direct investments. Global Strategy Journal, 4: 127-142.
  • Song S. 2014. Value and cost of multinationality: International diversification and real options effects. International Journal of Business and Finance Research, 8(5): 115-125
  • Song S. 2014. Value and cost of multinationality: Comparing international diversification and real options effects. Outstanding research paper Proceedings: Global Conference on Business and Finance Research, Hawaii, USA.
  • Song S. 2014. Foreign subsidiary divestment: The role of multinational flexibility. Management International Review (SSCI), 54(1): 47-70.
  • Song S. 2013. FDI structure, investment specificity, and multinational flexibility value under market uncertainty. Management International Review (SSCI), 53(6): 795-817.
  • Zeng Y, Shenkar O, Lee S-H, Song S. 2013. Cultural differences, the MNE's learning ability, and the effect of experience on subsidiary mortality in a dissimilar culture: Evidence from Korean MNEs. Journal of International Business Studies (SSCI), 44(1): 41-65.
  • Song S. 2013. Investment irreversibility and longevity of MNC foreign subsidiaries: The moderating effect of host market uncertainty. Asia Pacific Journal of Management (SSCI), in press.
  • Song, S. 2013. Uncertainty, absorptive capacity, and real option value of international investment: An examination of prior experience. Journal of International Business and Economy, 14(1): 72-86.
  • Zeng Y, Shenkar O, Song S, Lee S-H. 2013. FDI experience and subsidiary mortality: Differences in national culture and the expansion of Korean MNEs. Management International Review (SSCI),  53(3): 477-509.  
  • Park Y-R, Song S, Lee EK. 2013. Do multinational companies flexibly respond to exchange rate fluctuations: A tale of two Korean MNCs. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 7(3): 262-277.
  • Lee S-H, Peng MW, Song S. 2013. Governments, entrepreneurs, and positive externalities: A real options perspective. European Management Journal (SSCI), 31: 333-347.
  • Lee S, Song S. 2012. Host country uncertainty, intra-MNC production shifts, and subsidiary performance. Strategic Management Journal. (SSCI), 33(11): 1331-1340.
  • Song S. 2012. Uncertainty and learning in international joint ventures. Journal of International Business and Economy, 13(1): 83-96.
  • Song S. 2011. The non-linear relationship between ownership, control, and performance in international joint ventures. North American Journal of Finance and Banking Research, 5(5): 40-49.
  • Zeng Y, Shenkar O, Song S, Lee S. 2009. Cultural differences, location of prior FDI experience and survival of subsequent projects: The case of Korean MNEs. Best Paper Proceedings: The Academy of International Business, San Diego, USA.
  • Song S, Makhija M, Lee S., 2008. Growth and switching options in foreign direct investment. Best Paper Proceedings: The Academy of Management, Anneheim, USA 
  • Song S. 2007. Two contradictory effects of prior experience on early exits of partially-owned firms. Best paper proceedings, Hayes graduate research forum, The Ohio State University. 

Grants and Awards

  • Teaching Innovation Award, Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA) (2014)
  • Outstanding Research Award. Global Conference on Business and Finance Research (2014)
  • Faculty Research Merit Award, Saint Joseph's University (2013) 
  • Referred Article Award, HAUB School of Business, Saint Joseph's University (2013-2014)
  • Summer Research Grant, Saint Joseph's University (2013) 
  • SSK Research fund, The Sustainability of Korean Management in the Global Market: Competitiveness and CSR, The National Research Foundation of Korea (2012)
  • Samsung Distinguished Paper Award, The Academy of Management (2008) 

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