Associate Professor
Soyeon Kim

People are important intellectual resources in organizations. In the age of social transformation towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the topics of new ways of working styles and roles of organizations are being actively debated in practice. A wide range of issues related to people and organizations will be discussed in class. Students are expected to think over the following questions and answer them: “What meanings do organizations have to people?”, “How to motivate people to work better?", and “What makes organizations effective?”.


Basic Seminar Ⅰ
Basic Seminar Ⅱ
Introduction to Management
Organizational Behavior
Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior
International Human Resource Management
Advanced Seminar Ⅰ
Advanced Seminar Ⅱ
Graduation Thesis

Fields of Specialization

  • Leadership in East Asia
  • Female leadership: it effects and development in business
  • Talent management and human resource development in Southeast Asia


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  • 2021
    Associate Professor, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University
  • 2019
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Shujitsu University
  • 2019
    Lecturer, Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University (~present)
  • 2018
    Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University
  • 2014
    Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University
  • 2014
    Ph.D. in International Business, Korea University Business School, Korea University
  • 2012
    Lecturer, Korea University Business School, Korea University
  • 2008
    Research Analyst, Samsung Economic Research Institute
  • 2006
    Teaching & Research Assistant, Korea University Business School, Korea University
  • 2003
    B.S. in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Korea University

Major Publications

  • Arokiasamy, M. J., & Kim, S. (2020). When Does Emotional Intelligence Function Better in Enhancing Expatriates' Cross-Cultural Adjustment? A Study of Japanese PCNs in Malaysia, Journal of Global Mobility, 8(1), 67-84.
  • Sueda K., Mayer, C-H., Kim, S., & Asai, A. (2020). Women in Global Leadership: Asian and African Perspectives, The Aoyama Journal of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Vol. 104, 39-59.
  • Wang, X., & Kim, S. (2020). How do high performance work practices influence turnover intention in China? Focusing on the mediating role of organizational commitment, Shujitsu Management Studies, Vol. 5, pp. 105-115.
  • Kim, S., & Shin, M. (2019). Transformational leadership behaviors, the empowering process, and organizational commitment: Investigating the moderating role of organizational structure in Korea, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(2), 251-275.
  • Mori, I., Kim, S., & Rahim, Abd R. A. (2019). Who Wants to Work for Japanese Companies? A Case in Malaysia, International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 28(1), 148-169.
  • Kim, S., & Toya, K. (2019) Leadership style required for the transition to servitization in Japan, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 30(2), 335-352.
  • Kim, S., Mori, I., & Rahim, Abd R. A. (2018). Cultural values matter: attractiveness of Japanese companies in Malaysia, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 18(1), 87-103.
  • Kim, S., & Shin, M. (2017). The effectiveness of transformational leadership on empowerment: The roles of gender and gender dyads, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24(2), 271-287.
  • Tanikawa, T., Kim, S., and Jung, Y. (2017). Top management team diversity and firm performance: Exploring a function of age, Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 23 (3/4), 156-170.