Young-Kyu Kim


Associate Professor of Management, Korea University Business School; Affiliate Faculty, HLS Center on the Legal Profession

Young-Kyu Kim is an associate professor of management at Korea University Business School. From 2008 to 2010, he was with the Center on the Legal Profession as a postdoctoral research fellow. During his fellowship, he primarily worked on the Corporate Purchasing Project.

His exhaustive analysis on the project allowed the program to build extensive knowledge on how companies enter, manage, and terminate relationships with external counsel. In addition, he studied the issues of lateral moves and a law firm’s commitment to diversity and presented research outcomes in leading conferences. Young-Kyu received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2008. In his doctoral work, Young-Kyu examined the issue of social status and organizational identity in various empirical settings, such as the venture capital industry and legal/financial advisory services in the mergers and acquisitions markets. His research interests include social networks, organizational status and identity, and social mobility of individuals and firms. Currently, he looks into the legal education reform in Korea, based on his past experience on various legislative reform projects in Korean public sectors, and plans a career study of Korean law school graduates.