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David R King

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David King   Associate Professor of Management

   (515) 294-5665

   3256 Gerdin Business Building
   Ames, IA 50011-2027

Academic History

Ph.D., Strategic Management, Indiana University , 2002
MA, Business Administration, Indiana University , 2002
MS, Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1995
BS, Management and Behavioral Science, United States Air Force Academy, 1990


Merger and acquisition (M&A) integration and performance, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and government policy


Outstanding Author Contribution Award from Emerald Publising 2015

Selected Publications

"Addressing competitive responses to acquisitions", King, DR., Schriber, S, California Management Review, (2016);58:1-16.

"Speed of acquisition integration: Separating the role of human and task integration", Bauer, F., King, DR, Matzler, K. , Scandinavian Journal of Management, (2016);32:150-165.

"Improving acquisition performance with organizational ambidexterity", Meglio, O., King, DR., Risberg, A. , Human Resource Management, (2015);S1:29-43. Link to Paper

"Industry implications of value creation and appropriation investment decisions", King, D.R., Slotegraaf, R., Decision Sciences, (2011);42:511-529.

"Mergers and acquisitions: Overcoming pitfalls, building synergy and creating value", Hitt, M., King, DR, Krishnan, H., Makri, M., Schijven, M., Shimizu, K, & Zhu, H, Business Horizons, (2009);52:523-529. .

"Performance implications of firm resource interactions in the acquisition of R&D-intensive firms", King, D.R, Slotegraaf, R, & Kesner, I. , Organization Science, (2008);19:327-340.

"Reducing causal ambiguity in acquisition integration: Intermediate goals as mediators of integration decisions and acquisition performance", Cording, M., Christmann, P., & King, D.R. , Academy of Management Journal, (2008);51:744-767.

"R&D investment level and environment as predictors of firm acquisition", Heeley, M, King D.R., & Covin, J, Journal of Management Studies, (2006);43:1513-1536.

"Meta-analyses of post-acquisition performance: Indications of unidentified moderators", King, D.R, Dalton, D., Daily, C., & Covin, J. , Strategic Management Journal, (2004);25:187-200.

"Complementary resources and the exploitation of technological innovations", King, D.R., Covin, J., & Hegarty, W. , Journal of Management, (2003);29:589-606.