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.

She previously served as an associate editor for Academy of Management Review (2008-2011) and as the School's Senior Associate Dean (2006-2008) and Management Area Coordinator. She has published in Strategic Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Journal of Management; Organization Studies; Journal of Engineering and Technology Management; and Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings