Young-Choon Kim

Welcome to my website. I am Professor in the School of Business Administration (SBA), Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), located in Ulsan, South Korea. I studied organization and economic sociology at Stanford University and worked as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School for eight years before joining the UNIST SBA in 2014. My research field belongs to the domains of organization theory, strategic management, and technology & innovation management. (see the divisions and interest groups in the Academy of Management)

My research aims to understand the organization and strategy from the integrative viewpoints. Specific research topics include: the process of innovation inside and outside of corporate and research organizations in emerging technological fields; the association between human resource management (esp., for engineers and/or managers) and corporate strategy; the process of performance feedback in which a firm’s past performance shapes its subsequent strategy; the roles of social networks in the process of entrepreneurship. My main research method is to collect data (usually, at the firm, technology, and/or individual level) and employ quantitative analyses to test the plausible hypotheses from organization/strategy theories. My publications appeared in academic journals including Organization Science, Management Science,  Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, and Journal of International Business Studies,.

Current Position:

Professor, School of Business Administration, UNIST


PhD, Stanford University, Sociology

MA, Seoul National University, Sociology

BA, Seoul National University, Sociology


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UNIST School of Business Administration, Bldg No. 114, Rm 706-10

Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea

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Phone: +82 52 217-3173