I am Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College.
I study processes of innovating amid adversities. 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 public health system adaptively reorganized itself amid COVID-19 pandemic
How North Korean refugees reboot their lives in South Korea through entrepreneurship
How a worker cooperative emerges despite constant tension between democracy and entrepreneurship
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.