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Joonyoung Kim

Assistant Professor of Management
428 Cornell Hall

Joonyoung Kim is an assistant professor in the Management Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. Kim earned his PhD in Human Resource Studies from the ILR School at Cornell University. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Korea University and two Master’s degrees from Cornell University: a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations and a Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations. After a decade-long career as a human resource management consultant, Kim discovered a passion for understanding the challenges that companies and employees face in relation to human resource management and transitioned to an academic career. 

Kim’s research primarily focuses on how organizations can gain a competitive advantage through the adoption of systematic human resource management practices. His key areas of investigation include strategic human resource management, where he explores how and when organizations can achieve desired firm-level outcomes through the design and implementation of human resource management systems. Additionally, Kim has a particular interest in the intersection of human resource management and entrepreneurship research, as well as compensation research. He was awarded the Best Student Paper Award for Human Resources-Entrepreneurship Research by the Human Resources Division at the Academy of Management in 2020, 2022, and 2023.