Kwangjun An

Assistant Professor, Strategy & Organization
Kwangjun An
Contact Information
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Alternate email address: 
nicoleta.anton [at]

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD, Strategic Management, University of Toronto

MS, Strategy/International Business, Seoul National University 

BS, Engineering, Yonsei University

Strategy & Organization
Teaching areas: 

MGCR 423 Strategic Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 691 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

: MBA Technological Entrepreneurship


Kwangjun An is an assistant professor of Strategy and Organization. His research focuses on corporate strategy and stakeholder management, with particular interests in the role that managerial departures, spinoffs, and mergers and acquisitions play in corporate strategic change and the impact that corporate communications have on capital markets' assessment of strategic change. He employs multi method approaches in his research, including social network analysis, textual analysis, and analyses of archival data.   

Professor An received his PhD in Strategic Management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He has an M.S. in Strategy & International Business from Seoul National University and his B.S. in Engineering from Yonsei University. 

Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Corporate Strategy
Firms' Disclosure Activities
Organizational Change
Organizational Theory
Technology & Innovation
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant (2018)

Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations Seed Grant, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (2018, 2019, 2020)

Current research: 

Kwangjun An. Manager Mobility, Entrepreneurship and Effects on Firm Reorganization: Evidence from the U.S. Mutual Fund Industry.

Kwangjun An, Laurie Palin, and Alexandre Dubé-Côté. Unraveling M&A Discourse: How Topical Orientations Influences Investor Perceptions of Acquisitions. 

Kwangjun An, Tim Rowley, and Will Mitchell. When Do Entrepreneurs Form Intermediated Relationships? A Study of Start-ups that Use Venture Capital Law Firms in Fundraising.

Kwangjun An and Gabriel Rincon. The Identity Enrichment of Market Intermediaries.

Yonghwan Lee and Kwangjun An. The "Bridge" over Troubled Water: A Study of Cross-Boundary Collaborations that Emerge in the Technical Core of Acquired Firms.

Yonghwan Lee and Kwangjun An. Competitive Crowding and Its Influence on Inventor Collaboration: Insights from the Post-Acquisition Landscape.

Jung-Hyun Suh and Kwangjun An. The Effects of Multi-Dimensionality and Context-Dependency of Patent Signals on R&D Alliance Formation.

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