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Joon Nak CHOI

Assistant Professor

Email: jnchoi@ust.hk

 

Ph.D.

Stanford University, Sociology

M.A.

Stanford University, Sociology

A.B.

Brown University, Economics, International Relations and Urban Studies

 

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ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Assistant Professor, July 2011 - present; Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Faculty Associate, 2013 - present.

  • Stanford University, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, William Perry Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 2011.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Choi, J. N., Kang, M. and Shin, G. W. 2014. Democratic transition and intra-party politics: The distribution of key party positions in democratizing South Korea. The Journal of Korean Studies, 19: 7-36.

 

Books

  • Shin, G. W. & Choi, J. N. 2015. Global Talent: Towards a New Model of Engaging Skilled Foreigners in Korea. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

 

Book Chapters

  • Shin, G. W. & Choi, J. N. Forthcoming. From brain drain to brain linkage: Korean students abroad as transnational bridges. In Oh, Y. C., Shin, G. W. & Moon, R. (Ed.) Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press.

  • Shin, G. W. & Choi, J. N. 2012. Economic globalization and expatriate labor in Korea. In Bahk, B & Shin, G. W. (Ed.) South Korea and the Global Economy in Transition: Selected Working Papers: 123-146. Stanford, CA: The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

  • Shin, G. W. & Choi, J. N. 2008. Paradox or paradigm: Making sense of Korean globalization. In Chang, Y., Seok H. H. & Baker, D. L. (Eds.) Korea confronts globalization: 250-272. London: Routledge.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Reynolds, W. N., Salter, W. J., Farber R. M., Corley, C., Dowling, C.P., Beeman W. O., Smith-Lovin, L., & Choi, J, N. 2013. Sociolect-based community detection. Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics 2013 Conference.

 

 

SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Shin, G. W. & Choi, J. N. 2012. Securing human capital through diasporic return? The Korean case. Presented at Long Range Planning Special Issue & Research Conference on China Business and International Competitiveness: Economics, Politics, and Technology, Hong Kong.

  • Choi, J. N. 2010. Towards a sociology of financial crises: Uncertainty, networks and the breakdown of institutionalized asset bubbles. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta.

  • Choi, J. N. 2010. Triadic closure vs. homophily: Investigating the origins of policy research polarization. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta.

  • Choi, J. N. 2010. Clannishness, gossip and the paradox of imitation: Hedge fund sociality and investment returns. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal.

  • Choi, J. N. 2009. Imprinting, adaptation and ideology-driven strategy in U.S. think tank networks. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco.

  • Choi, J. N. 2009. The 2008 financial crisis and hedge fund overembeddedness: A preliminary study. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt XXIX), San Diego.

  • Choi, J. N. 2009. Ideology and homophily amongst the American think tank elite. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt XXIX), San Diego.

  • Choi, J. N., Kang, M. K. & Shin, G.W. 2008. Institutions, factionalism and clientelism: Key position occupancy in Korean political parties. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston.

  • Choi, J. N. 2006. Network models of bilateral trade. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia.

 

 

REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Ad Hoc reviewers:

    • Academy of Management Annual Meetings

    • International Sociology

     

     

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Organizational Theory

  • Social Networks

  • Strategy

  • Multinational Management

  • Globalization and World Cities

  • Financial Markets

  • Political Economy