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Dr. Sung Namkung

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Business Management


Tel: 202.274.6883

Sung Namkung is Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). His primary teaching areas are strategic management and entrepreneurship. Before joining UDC in 2023, Professor Namkung taught management and organizational courses at Trinity University, as well as Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His research examines why new ventures differ on key strategic choices of the products they make, and the markets they enter in the high-tech industry such as the Lithium-Ion Battery industry.

As a teacher, Dr. Namkung aspires to help students construct a holistic view through the analytic skills that they learn from the classroom, so that they can apply those skills when they become next generation business leaders in their careers.

Ph.D., Strategic Management, Temple University (2016)

M.S., Management of Organizations, U.C. Berkeley (2010)

M.A., Statistics, Columbia University (2006)

B.A. Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2004)

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • New Venture Strategy

  • Technology and Innovation

“A Firm Knowledge Structure and Its Impact on Product Innovation in the Lithium-ion Battery Industry.”, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2017.

“Founding the Future: The Role of Founder Prior Experience on Market Scope Paths of New Ventures in the Global Lithium-Ion Battery Industry.”, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2016.