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Sorah Seong
Office: 539

Curriculum vitae:

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Sorah Seong

Assistant Professor


PhD INSEAD (2018)
MSc London School of Economics (2011)
AB Harvard University (2009)

Academic Expertise

technology and innovation strategy

Selected Publications

  1. The sociology of creativity: Elements, structures, and audiences
    Journal Article:Godart, F., Seong, S., & Phillips, D., (2020). Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 46(1), pp. 489-510.
  2. Semantic strategies for influencing the influencers: Trading a stock of names for higher creativity evaluations
    Journal Article:Seong, S. & Godart, F., (2018). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 61(3), pp. 966-993.
  3. A theory of crowds in time and space: Explaining the cognitive foundations of a new market
    Journal Article:Seong, S., (2017). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 50, pp. 223-252.
  4. Leadership, innovation, and strategic change: A conversation with Michael Tushman
    Journal Article:Seong, S., Kim, Y., & Szulanski, (2015). Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 24(4), pp. 370-381.
  5. Is sustainable luxury fashion possible?
    Journal Article:Godart, F. & Seong, S., (2014). Sustainable Luxury: Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands, pp. 12-27.

Honors and Awards

Named one of Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors of 2020, Poets&Quants
Nominee, University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award, 2020
Recipient, Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards
Recipient, Rudolf & Valeria Maag Scholarship in Entrepreneurship, 2017-2018
Finalist for Best Conference Paper Prize, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, 2016
Recipient, Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) Dissertation Scholarship, 2015-2016
Recipient, Doctoral fellowship, INSEAD, 2012-2017
Member, The National Scholars Honor Society, 2008
Certified, Master class in violin performance, St. Petersburg State Conservatory, 2007
Recipient, Full-ride scholarship, Kwanjeong Educational Foundation, 2005-2009