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Dr Soong Kang
Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • Dept of Managmt Science & Innovation
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography
Dr. Kang is an Assistant Professor in Management Science and Innovation at UCL since 2006.  Prior to his academic career, he had an extensive industry experience in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. He worked as a manager for market analysis and business strategy for Snecma in Paris, and as a consultant in corporate strategy for LG in Seoul. In Silicon Valley, he co-founded an Internet company, and he was a consultant and advisor to many start-up companies, venture capitalists, and large corporations, including Daimler.

He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering, a M.A. in Sociology and a M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a degree of Diplom-Ingenieur in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin.

He is a native of Korea, a citizen of Brazil, U.S.A. and U.K., and speaks English, French, German, Korean and Portuguese fluently.

Research Summary

Dr. Kang's research interests include organization theory, business strategy, technology management and innovation, entrepreneurship, social psychology, computational social science, social network analysis and complex systems. His research has appeared in leading international academic publications including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Organization Science and Social Networks as well as in main popular press such as the Economist, BBC, Spiegel and American Scientist.

Teaching Summary

Dr. Kang has developed and taught courses on business strategy and strategic management for information and communication technologies for Master's programmes and social network analysis for researchers at UCL. He helped develop and teach classes on entrepreneurship, strategy and dynamic systems at Stanford University. He also teaches doctoral seminar on social network analysis for the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

Academic Background
2005 MA Master of Arts – Sociology Stanford University
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Management Stanford University
1990 MS Master of Science – General Engineering Stanford University
1988 Dipl. Ing. Diplom- Ingenieur – Mechanical Engineering Technische Universitat Berlin
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