Jae Yun Kim is an Assistant Professor of the School of Business at SUSTech. His work focuses on the relation between motivation, and organizational and social issues. He primarily examines how popular ideas about self-help and self-improvement (e.g., empowerment messages, advice to pursue one's passion, the belief in the power of the mind and thinking) shape perceptions of fairness, inequality, and legitimacy.
Ph.D.Duke University, Fuqua School of Business 2019
B.A.Psychology (Honors; Graduated with distinction), University of Wisconsin-Madison 2010
Awards and fellowships:
Finalist, Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management Meeting(MOC Division) 2018
Kenan Institute for Ethics Graduate Fellowship, Duke University ($3,000) 2017 –2018
Outstanding Research Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology2017oFor research on women’s empowerment messages with Gráinne Fitzsimonsand Aaron Kay
Graduate Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology($500) 2016
Doctoral Student Fellowship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 2013 –present
James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University ($20,000) 2013 –2017
UW Madison Outstanding Undergraduate Research Scholar Award 2010
UW Madison Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship($5,000) 2010
Honors Thesis:Culturally Contingent Roles of Visual Imagery in the Fundamental Attribution Error Advisor:Yuri Miyamoto
My research lies at the intersection of motivation, and organizational and social justice. Specifically, my primary research stream examines how popular ideas about self-improvement(e.g., empowerment messages)shape people’s understandings of organizational and social issues, including responsibility for inequality, poor worker treatment, and unfair career outcomes.
1、Kim, J.Y.,Campbell, T. H., Shepherd, S., & Kay, A. C. Understanding Contemporary Forms of Exploitation: Attributions of Passion Serve to Legitimize the Poor Treatment of Workers. (2020).Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
2、Kim, J.Y.,Fitzsimons, G. M., & Kay, A. C. Lean In Messages Increase Attributions of Women’s Responsibility for Gender Inequality. (2018).Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
3、Fitzsimons, G. M., Kay, A. C., & Kim, J.Y.“Lean In” Messages and the Illusion of Control. (July 2018).Harvard Business Review