Jungook Kim

Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Joined Chatham: August 2022


Employee participation, various forms of employee ownership and employee financial participation, business organizations and society, workplace and economic democracy, wage and wealth inequality, High-Performance Work Systems (HPWS) and labor-management cooperation.


I love to travel and take landscape photos. I drove to 47 states in the U.S. (Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon are the exceptions) so far. I'm hoping to visit the rest soon.

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Born and raised in South Korea. Studied there, worked there, and came to the U.S. in 2013 to pursue degrees in labor relations and human resources management. I have academic backgrounds of social work, international area studies, labor relations and human resource management. I worked as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultant in South Korea until 2013, working with for-profit enterprises of various sizes, government agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.

  • M.S., Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), 
  • Master of Labor and Employment Relations, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), 2015
  • Master of International Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea), 2011
  • B.A., Social Work, Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea), 2001

  • Chatham faculty representative to the Pittsburgh Task Force for Employee Ownership
  • The Employee Ownership Foundation Louis O. Kelso Fellow at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership Profit Sharing 2018-2019, 2021-2022
  • Kim, J., Kruse, D., and Blasi, J. "Worker-oriented Collective Incentives: A Resource Allocation Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors." Academy of Management Annual Conference (Boston, MA), August 2023.
  • Kim, J. "Data and employee ownership: Scientific knowledge, it IS your business". Canadian Employee Ownership Conference 2019, June 2019, Toronto, Canada.
  • Kim, J. "What democracy? A review of the definition and measurement of workplace democracy and participation in empirical studies on Carole Pateman’s spillover thesis". Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) 72nd Annual Meeting (virtual), LERA/AILR Best Paper Competition, June 2020 / Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) 56th Conference, June 2019, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kim, J., & Pinto, S. "What do unions do to shared ownership? Exploring the interaction effect of shared capitalism and unions on employee outcomes". SASE Annual 31st Annual Conference, June 2019. New York, NY / Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2019 Regional Student Conference, March 2019, Washington, DC.
  • Kim, J. "Does participation in a workplace spill over into political participation? A perspective on the role of shared capitalism". Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) 71st Annual Meeting, June 2019. Cleveland, OH / International Labor Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2018, July 2018. Seoul, Korea / Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 30th Annual Conference, June 2018, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Kim, J. "The impact of employee ownership for low and moderate income employees and their families". LERA 69th Annual Meeting, June 2017, Anaheim, CA.