David R. King

Higdon Professor of Management
David R. King
Faculty
Location
350 RBB
Phone
850-644-1467
Academic Specialty
Strategic Management
Education

Ph.D., Indiana University (2002)
M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology (1995)
B.S., United States Air Force Academy (1990)

Areas of Expertise

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

Dr. David R. King is the Higdon Professor in the Department of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. His research focuses on complementary resources, merger and acquisition (M&A) integration and performance, technology innovation and defense procurement. 

Before joining academia, he managed aircraft procurement for the U.S. Air Force. 

King received his bachelor’s degree in management and behavioral science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his master’s degree in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. His master’s degree in business administration and Ph.D. in strategic management are both from Indiana University.

Selected Published Research

 

Amiri, S., King, D.R., DeMarie, S., Brown, J. (accepted). Predicting the divestment of prior acquisitions. British Journal of Management.

King, D.R., Meglio, O., Gomez-Mejia, L., Bauer, F., De Massis, A. (2021). Family Business Restructuring: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management Studies.

Shi, W., King, D.R., Connelly, B. (2021). Closing the deal: Managerial response to short sellers following announcement of mergers and acquisitions. Journal of Business Research, 130: 188-199.

Bauer, F., King, D.R., Schriber, S., Kruckenhauser, C. (2021). Navigating challenging contexts: Costs and benefits from applying codified acquisition experience. Long Range Planning.

Schriber, S., King, D.R., Bauer, F. (In Press). Retaliation effectiveness and acquisition performance: The influence of managerial decisions and industry context. British Journal of Management.

King, D.R., Wang, G., Samimi, M., & Cortes, F. (2021). A meta-analytic integration of acquisition performance prediction. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5): 1198-1236.
https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12636

Bansal, A., King, D.R. (In Press). Communicating change following an acquisition. International Journal of Human Resource Management.
https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2020.1803947

King, D.R., Bauer, F., Weng, Q., Schriber, S., Tarba, S. (2020). What, When and Who: Manager Involvement in Predicting Employee Resistance to Acquisition Integration. Human Resource Management, 59: 63-81.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/hrm.21973

Schriber, S., Bauer, F., King, D.R. (2019). Organizational resilience in acquisition integration – Organizational antecedents and contingency effects of flexibility and redundancy. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 68 (4), 759–796.

Lamont, B., King, D.R., Maslach, D., Schwerdtfeger, M., Tienari, J. 2018. Integration Capacity and Knowledge-Based Acquisition Performance. R&D Management, 49(1): 103-114.

Bauer, F., Schriber, S., Degischer, D., King, D.R. 2018. Contextualizing speed and cross-border acquisition performance: Labor market flexibility and efficiency effects. Journal of World Business, 53: 290-301.

 

Textbooks

King, D.R. 2022. Acquisitions and corporate strategy: Alliances, performance, and divestment. Routledge: Oxford, UK.
https://www.routledge.com/Acquisitions-and-Corporate-Strategy-Alliances--Performance-/King/p/book/9781032036366

King, D.R., Bauer, F., Schriber, S. 2018. Mergers & Acquisitions: A Research Overview. Routledge: Oxford, UK.
https://www.routledge.com/Mergers-and-Acquisitions-A-Research-Overview/King-Bauer-Schriber/p/book/9781138602762

Risberg, A., King, DR., and Meglio, O. 2016. Companion to Mergers and Acquisition. Routledge: Oxford, UK.
https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Mergers-and-Acquisitions/Risberg-King-Meglio/p/book/9780415704663

Honors and Awards
  • 2020: Recognized as ‘Reviewer of the Year” by Journal of Management Studies 
  • 2020: Florida State University College of Business “Core Values” award recipient for exemplifying integrity, respect, leadership and innovation
  • 2018: Fulbright Scholar to Austria
  • 2016: “Best Paper” at EURAM Corporate Strategy track for: Bauer, F., King, D., Schriber, S., Matzler, K. Acquisition Characteristics, Integration Choices, and Performance: A Process Perspective. EURAM, Paris, 31 May- 4 June.
  • 2015: Outstanding Author Contribution Award for: King, DR. 2014. The influence of complementary resources on firm boundary decisions. In Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume 13. Finkelstein, S., and Cooper, C. (eds). Emerald Publishing: Bingley, UK, pp. 25-42.