Jay I. Chok, PhDAssistant Professor of Strategy and International Business
Areas of Expertise
Business and Society, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Strategy
Dr. Chok received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) and joined academia after several years of professional experience working in a variety of organizations outside the United States. A significant part of his employment experience was developed in varied institutional contexts across transnational organizations such as the World Bank Group and ExxonMobil, and across large government agencies such as the military and the Treasury (i.e. the Singapore Ministries of Finance and Defense). Dr. Chok had also held research positions at three very different educational institutions (i.e. INSEAD, the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and USC Marshall) before teaching at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), Claremont Colleges. Since coming to KGI, Dr. Chok has served as faculty advisor for Team Masters Project (TMP) sponsored by industry clients including Tecan, Eli Lilly and Company, Yumei Hospital, and Aochi Biotech.
ALS 354: Bioscience Strategy
This introductory course in strategy is designed to help you beat the odds by improving your ability to perceive and seize success formulas before others do.ALS 453: International Business
This course will expose students to global marketplace issues within the life sciences. Students will be equipped with conceptual frameworks such as CAGE and AAA to effectively understand international strategy issues within different regions of the world, including advanced economies in Europe and rapidly emerging marketplaces such as China and India.ALS 456: Managing Strategic Alliances
Strategic alliances are essential for firms to broaden their business scopes, maintain their sustainability and improve their competitiveness. The objective of this course is to help students understand the issues related to managing cooperation with other organizations. Business cases are selected to cover alliances in a variety of contexts.
- Selected Publications
Chok JI. "Regulatory dependence and Scientific Advisory Boards". Research Policy 2009;38(5):710-25 (Recipient of the USC Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award)
Chok JI, Sun Q. "Determinants of idiosyncratic volatility for biotech IPO firms". Financial Management 2007;36(4):107-22
Kennedy MT, Chok JI, Liu J. "What does it mean to be green? Theory and method for observing changing criteria of corporate reputation". In The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation. Oxford University Press; 2012
Chok JI. "Raising Capital with Uncertainty: Overpricing Initial Public Offering for Science-Based Firms with Multiple Ties to the Food and Drug Administration". In: Cozzens SE, Catalan P, editors. Georgia Institute of Technology; 2009
Ling J, Chok JI. "The effects of organizational bureaucracy and capital constraints on the development of entrepreneurial cognition", Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 2013, Vol 18, No.2
Dr Chok's research interests lay at the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategy and the law, which he defines as a set of norms and rules to guide behavior. He is broadly interested in how formal and informal rules influence the institutional arrangements that connect for-profit firms with non-market entities such as governments, non-profit organizations, universities and communities. His current research explores this theme in the science-based industries with an emphasis on institutional arrangements such as the markets for know-how, the capital markets and the labor markets. In his research, Dr. Chok relates this theme both to important research topics in the fields of entrepreneurship, international business, innovation management, and strategy, as well as to the emerging economic sociology of law subfield - a sociological analysis of the role of rules and norms in economic life. He has published articles in Research Policy, Financial Management and PLOS ONE, among other publications.
|Jay I. Chok, PhD|
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