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Carroll School of Management

Suntae Kim

assistant professor of management and organization

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Michigan
M.S. in Business Administration, Seoul National University
B.B.A., Seoul National University
 

EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Kim studies contemporary entrepreneurship situated in the historical context where the recent emergence of novel organizational forms enhances organizational diversity in the current corporation-centered economy. The contexts of his inquiry include new organizational forms for social entrepreneurship, alternative business incubators, and novel manufacturing technologies enabling new ways of organizing. Professor Kim studies these emerging phenomena by employing various methods, including ethnographic field study, quantitative archival research, and lab experiments.

SELECTED APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

  • Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 2014-2015
  • American Council of Stock Plan Professionals Fellowship, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, 2014-2015
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2013-2014
  • Best Symposium Award, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management, 2013
     

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Davis, G.F., & Kim, S. 2015. Financialization of the Economy. Annual Review of Sociology, 41: 203-221.
  • Davis, G.F., & Kim, S. 2014. The Corporation in Sociology. In A. Spicer & G. Baars (Eds.), The Corporation: A critical, multi-disciplinary handbook. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Davis, G.F., & Kim S. 2013. Financialization of the U.S. Economy. In R.A. Scott & S.M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Leung, A. K.-y., Kim, S., Polman, E., Ong, L.S., Qiu, L., Goncalo, J.A., & Sanchez-Burks, J. 2012. Embodied Metaphors and Creative "Acts." Psychological Science, 23(5): 502-509.
  • Kim, S., Polman E., & Sanchez-Burks, J. 2012. When Truisms are True, New York Times. 


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

As a member of both the Academy of Management and the American Sociological Association, Professor Kim works with entrepreneurs and incubators in Detroit, supporting their efforts to revitalize the city with the means of entrepreneurship.