Jay I. Chok, PhDAssistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Business and Society, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Strategy
Dr. Chok received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. His 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.
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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
In markets where government approvals are required for entry, firms use a variety of organizational structures and strategies to get close to regulatory agencies, both to gain familiarity with regulatory requirements and to convince overseers to agree with firms' perspectives. Dr. Chok's research examines a variety of market participants in strategic markets.
Current research projects
Organizational Strategies for Life Science Ventures: Dr. Chok's current research focuses on understanding how a firm chooses its ties with academia and government, and how those ties' visibility might be influenced by the firm. These agreements sometimes create controversies in the public arena because universities, even private research institutions, receive resources from government institutions and in some cases professors provide advice to federal committees that regulate firms. Institutional conflict of interests, as perceived by the public, can therefore arise when universities bring firms and regulators too close to one another.
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