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HA Jaekyung

Jaekyung HA

Assistant Professor

Jaekyung Ha conducts research at the intersection of organization theory and strategy. The overarching objective of her research is to investigate why the same objective conditions are often perceived and evaluated very differently and how such valuations generate different organizational strategies and market outcomes

EducationTop

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Sloan School of Management

Cambridge, MA, USA

- PhD in Management (2016)

- SM in Management Research (2013)

 

Yonsei University

 Seoul, South Korea

- MA in Sociology (2009)

- BA in Sociology and Economics (2006)

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

- Exchange Student (2004)

AwardsTop

  • Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding (2018)
  • MIT Sloan Research Fellowship (2009-2016)
  • MIT Sloan Economic Sociology Program Research Fellowship (2009)
  • BK21 Scholarship, Yonsei University (2006-2008)
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of California, Los Angeles (2004)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship, Yonsei University (2004)
  • Peace Scholarship, Yonsei University (2002)

ExperienceTop

EMLYON Business School(Since 2018)

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations

 

Boston University,Questrom School of Business (2016-2018)

Postdoctoral Associate at the Susilo Institute for the Ethics in the Global Economy & the Strategy and Innovation Department

Scientific CommitteesTop

Organization Science

OMT-AoM Conference

ExpertiseTop

The overarching objective of my research is to investigate why the same objective conditions are often perceived and evaluated very differently in both organizational and market settings. This includes investigation of when and why social valuations diverge from expectations and how such valuations generate different organizational strategies and market outcomes. In my research, I explore the processes of social evaluation both on the supply side (i.e. firms’ action) and on the demand side (i.e. audiences’ reaction). My first stream of research seeks to understand how organizational identity influences organizations’ strategies for impression management. In the second stream of research, I study how audiences form their evaluations of organizations—in particular, the perceptions of firm commitment—and how they affect firms’ competitive outcomes. I rely on both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses in an effort to achieve a fine balance between analytical rigor and empirical soundness.

As a researcher with a primary orientation in organizational theory and an interest in phenomena in the fields of firm strategy and entrepreneurial activities, I aim to make theoretical contributions to empirical puzzles in various contexts—including the diamond retail industry, health care industry, and entrepreneurial firms’ market entry.

AssociationsTop

Academy of Management Association

American Sociological Association

European Group on Organization Studies

Courses taughtTop

MSc Program—Strategy

Research InterestTop

Organizational Theory, Economic Sociology, Organizational Identity, Status, Social Valuation, Production of Culture