Associate Professor
Pavel I. ZHELYAZKOV
Associate Professor
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Pavel I. ZHELYAZKOV

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of interorganizational tie formation and dissolution
  • Venture capital firm syndication and fundraising
  • Strategic alliances

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Harvard University, Organizational Behavior & Sociology
  • B.S. Duke University, Economics and Sociology (Double Major)

Academic And Professional Experience

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Associate Professor, July 2023 - present, Assistant Professor, July 2015 - June 2023


Publications

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)
  • DeSantola, A., Zhelyazkov, P. I., & Hallen, B. 2024. Windows versus waves of opportunity: How reputation alters venture capital firms’ resource mobilization. Strategic Management Journal, 45: 301-332. (Download: a) paperb) online Appendix)

  • Desantola, A., Gulati, R., & Zhelyazkov, P.I. 2023. External interfaces or internal processes? Market positioning and divergent professionalization paths in young ventures. Organization Science, 34: 1-24. (Download: a) paperb) online Appendix)

  • Zhelyazkov, P.I., & Tatarynowicz, A. 2021. Marriage of unequals? Investment quality heterogeneity, market heat, and the formation of status-asymmetric ties in the venture capital industry. Academy of Management Journal, 64: 509-539. (Download: a) paperb) online Appendix)

  • Zhelyazkov, P.I. 2018. Interactions and interests: Collaboration outcomes, competitive concerns, and the limits to triadic closure. Administrative Science Quarterly, 63: 210-247. (Download here)

  • Zhelyazkov, P.I., & Gulati, R. 2016. After the break-up: The relational and reputational consequences of withdrawals from venture capital syndicates. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 277-301. (Download here)

More Publications

Selected Recent Conference Presentations

  • Liu, L. & Zhelyazkov, P.I. 2024. Dynamic costs (of deviance): Status, duration of involvement, and social sanctions. To be presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Zhelyazkov, P.I., Ozmel, U. & Assenova, V.A. 2022. Quality uncertainty and the performance benefits of social ties in private markets. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

  • Zhelyazkov, P.I., Ozmel, U. & Assenova, V.A. 2021. Channel redundancy and the limits of the performance effects of interfirm ties. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

  • Torfason, M., & Zhelyazkov, P.I. 2019. Safety nets? Geographic proximity, social ties and the funding of contentious innovation. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

  • Zhelyazkov, P.I., & Tatarynowicz, A. 2019. Marriage of unequals? Investment quality heterogeneity, market heat and the formation of status-asymmetric ties in the venture capital industry. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.


Review Activities

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Academy of Management Journal (2020 - present)

    • Administrative Science Quarterly (2019 - present)

    • Organization Science (2023 - present)

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2024 - present)

    • Strategic Management Journal (2022 - present)


Funded Projects

  • RGC Early Career Scheme, "The Performance Consequences of Indirect Relationships Between Limited Partners and Venture Capital Firms", 2018-2020, Principal Investigator, HKD316,236


Honors And Awards

  • 2020. Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management ENT Division