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Associate professor, University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

Sunghoon Kim is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. He is the program director for the Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, The University of Sydney. He received his PhD from Cornell University and his MBA and BBA from Seoul National University. Before joining Sydney University, he was an Associate Professor at UNSW Business School. He also taught at Cornell University and Peking University.

Sunghoon is an established scholar in the field of strategic human resource management and comparative employment relations. He has served as an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management (FT 50 journal), Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, and Human Resource Development Quarterly. He served as the Program Committee Chair of AOM HR Division’s 2nd International Conference in Sydney (2016).

His research has been published in international journals such as Human Resource Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Studies, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management and Organization Review, and Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. Sunghoon co-edited Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia, and China’s Changing Workplace beyond the Transition(Routledge). He is a contributor to the Google funded APRU project entitled “Transformation of Work in Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century”.

Sunghoon, is passionate in teaching the subjects of human resource management, including reward and performance management, strategic human resource management, international and comparative human resource management..


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney


  • 2008 
    Cornell University, PhD