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Professor Yasemin Kor

Professor Yasemin Kor

Beckwith Professor of Management Studies

Office Phone: 01223 748811


Yasemin Y. Kor is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Cambridge Judge Business School. She studies CEO and executive team competencies (human and social capital), board governance effectiveness (board capital and CEO-board interactions), and development and renewal of firm’s strategy and core competencies.

Dr. Kor is a former Fulbright research scholar and she previously served as an Associate Editor for Journal of Management. She is currently on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and International Journal of Strategic Change Management.


Subject groups/Research projects

Global Governance and Food Security:

Departments and Institutes

Judge Business School:

Research Interests

Sustainable food systems;

Reducing global food waste across the food supply chain;

Strategy formulation and renewal;

CEO and executive team competencies (human and social capital);

Corporate governance (board of directors).


Key Publications

Chen, P.-L., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J.T. and Tan, D. (2017) "Pre-market-entry experience and post-market-entry learning of the board of directors: implications for post-entry performance." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (forthcoming)

Kor, Y.Y., Mahoney, J.T., Siemsen, E. and Tan, D. (2016) "Penrose's The theory of the growth of the firm: an exemplar of engaged scholarship." Production and Operations Management, 25(10): 1727-1744 (DOI: 10.1111/poms.12572)

Sundaramurthy, C., Pukthuanthong, K. and Kor, Y. (2014) "Positive and negative synergies between the CEO's and the corporate board's human and social capital: a study of biotechnology firms." Strategic Management Journal, 35(6): 845-868 (DOI: 10.1002/smj.2137)

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