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Adelaide W. King

Associate Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 398
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., Strategic Management, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.B.A., General Management and Marketing, Darden School, University of Virginia

Professor King specializes in strategic management and decision making, with a particular interest in positive organization studies and the influence of executive psychology on how strategic resources and human capital are valued and allocated in organizations.

Professor King is the McIntire School's Management Area Coordinator; she previously served as an associate editor for Academy of Management Review (2008-2011) and as the School's Senior Associate Dean (2006-2008). She has published in Strategic Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewJournal of ManagementOrganization StudiesJournal of Engineering and Technology Management; and Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings

COMM 3010: Strategy and Systems
Credits: 4
Provides an overview of a business from both a strategic process perspective and as a system and introduces a broad conceptual framework. The remaining ICE sessions provide more specific concepts and techniques. A current business, as well as cases and lecture, is used to develop the framework. Topics include the transformation of business, the role of the general manager, systems thinking and process management, strategic thinking and information systems, global strategy and culture, organizational architecture, information architecture, and the value chain. Prerequisite: Third-year Commerce standing.
COMM 3040: Strategic Value Creation
Credits: 5
Provides an overview of corporate & global strategy, introducing frameworks for valuing companies, assessing the impact of strategic initiatives on firm value, & understanding corporate communication strategies & techniques. Topics include corporate governance, diversification, mergers & acquisitions, alliances, international market entries, DCF & relative valuation methods, corporate reputation management, investor & media relations.
GCOM 7549: Commerce in the Global Context
Credits: 1–4
A full understanding of commerce requires an appreciation of the context in which all business occurs. Commerce in the Global Context builds upon GCOM 7870 (Foundations of Global Commerce), introducing students to business in a variety of regions of the world as well as important topics in global business.
GCOM 7550: Topics in Global Immersion Experience
Credits: 1–5
Global immersion experience course options for M.S. in Commerce students.