I am Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College.
I study the processes whereby new forms of organizing emerge in adverse circumstances. Specifically, I have studied:
How new ventures emerge to revitalize challenged places like Detroit
How a movement for social entrepreneurship (B Corp movement) emerges amid large corporations’ strategic attempts to co-opt sustainability causes
How the South Korean government developed novel responses to an unprecedented public health crisis (COVID-19 pandemic)
How North Korean refugees reboot their lives in South Korea by engaging in entrepreneurship
How a worker cooperative emerges despite constant tension between the logics of democratic and entrepreneurial organizing
In studying these phenomena, I use primarily qualitative research methods, such as ethnography, with a strong focus on unpacking and theorizing processes.
I received my doctoral degree in business administration from University of Michigan, and my master's and bachelor's degree from Seoul National University.