Articles by David R. King, PhD
David R. King, PhD, earned his degree in strategy and entrepreneurship from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he joined Marquette University as an Associate Professor in the College of Business Administration where he teaches undergraduate and graduate business strategy. His research focuses on complementary resources, merger and acquisition (M&A) integration and performance, technology innovation, and defense procurement. An award winning researcher, Dave’s research appears in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Science.
An implicit challenge is to coordinate the efforts of groups with different interests to realize expected gains. This means that acquisitions quickly go from numbers to considering the impacts on people, as achieving synergy requires clear communication of the implications of an acquisition to those impacted.