Faculty Directory

Suntae Kim

Assistant Professor


Management and Organization


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.


  • 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


  • 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. 


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.