Hyemi Shin


Degree/info: PhD
University Northumbria
Faculty and department Business & Law
Mail hyemi.shin@northumbria.ac.uk
About Hyemi Shin is a lecturer in strategic management and responsible business at Newcastle Business School. For the last seven years, she has built her career as a strategic management researcher and lecturer in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Under the supervision of Professors Marie-Laure Djelic and Charles Cho, she completed her PhD in Management at ESSEC Business School in France on January 22, 2016. Her dissertation (“Multi-Level Dynamics in the Emergence and Evolution of the CSR Field: From Transnational CSR Governance to CSR Professionals in South Korea”) focuses on the emergence and evolution of CSR on a global and local level from an institutional and multi-level perspective. Using a qualitative case study approach, she explored the CSR field in South Korea from the global and “macro” social dynamics of transnational governance to the more “micro” dynamics self-presentation strategy and “face games” played by CSR professionals. In doing so, my dissertation sketches a more ambitious project of theorizing the long-term and multilevel dynamics underlying CSR institutionalization. Her research focuses on the understanding of the business and society interface beyond the management field by using various perspectives from the political science, the sociological and the accounting literature as well as various management theories. She has multi-culture nature.
Fields of interests /
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR); transnational governance; emergence and change of fields and institutions; business and society relations
  • Non-market strategy; organizational theory; international business
  • Multi-level analysis; discourse analysis; media analysis; historical analysis
Proposition of common research in GETM3 She is originally from South Korea, but spent one year as an exchange student in University of California, Irvine, in the US during her undergraduate, seven years as a master and doctorate student/ associate lecturer at ESSEC Business School in France prior to her career at Northumbria University in the UK. Hence, such multicultural experiences are one of her major assets and can contribute to building a bridge among researchers between EU and Korean partners.

Important Publication

Shin, H. and Zicari, A., (2018). Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover! Comparative study of the adaptation and evolution of CSR reporting by telecommunication companies in Brazil and South Korea, finally accepted in November 2016 and forthcoming in 2018 at Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management

Selected peer-reviewed conferences and workshops:

Aug. 2017                    29th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (29th CSEAR UK), St Andrews, Scotland 

Aug. 2017                    4th Emerging Scholar Colloquium at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

Jul. 2017                      EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Sep. 2016                    Organization Studies Special Issue Paper Development Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug. 2016                    Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Anaheim, USA

Jul. 2016                      EGOS Colloquium. Naples, Italy

Aug. 2015                    Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada

Jul. 2015                      EGOS Colloquium. Athens, Greece

Jun. 2015                     Centre for Social & Environmental Accounting Research France Conference. ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France

Apr. 2015                    PhD Workshop Business & Society. London, England

  • Hosted by Cass Business School and sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Sep. 2014                    Helsinki Paper Development Workshop. Helsinki, Finland

  • Hosted by Aalto University and sponsored by EGOS and the OMT

Aug. 2014                    OMT Doctoral Consortium at the AOM Annual Meeting in 2014. Philadelphia, USA

Jul. 2014                      EGOS Colloquium. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Jul. 2014                      EGOS Paper Development Workshop. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Mar. 2014                    Chamonix PhD Seminar. Chamonix, France

  • Hosted by EM Lyon

Jul. 2013        EGOS Colloquium. Montreal, Canada