Dr. Ki-Jung Kim is an Assistant Professor of Management at Eastern Kentucky University College of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Kim is a human resource (HR) scholar with broad interests in labor-management relationships and their effects on organizational outcomes. His main research stream focuses on how the quality of labor-management relationships influences the behaviors of management, workers, and their representatives. He also researches topics like workplace innovation, the aging workforce, and the effects of technological advancement on work and employment. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He has also presented numerous papers at national and international conferences like the Academy of Management and the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
In the realm of teaching, Dr. Kim firmly believes that people understand best through examples. His courses incorporate real-world examples to show how social science research applies to workplace issues and broader social debates. He employs interactive assessments as a core element of his teaching strategy, coupling various assignments followed by robust class discussions. Through this methodology, he cultivates students’ capacities to engage critically with organizational/social phenomena and to gain a profound comprehension of organizational/human behaviors.
Before entering academia, Dr. Kim gained diverse work experiences in South Korea’s banking, logistics, and education sectors. This background has enriched his insights and approach to business research and education.