Shoonchul Shin

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Research Interests: 
Economic sociology; organizational theory; institutional logics; corporate social responsibility; event history analysis
Curriculum Vitae: 

I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in December 2016. At present, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. My research and teaching interests include economic sociology, organizational theory, sociological theory, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). I am currently working on three major research projects. The first explores how the patterns of CEO succession and post-succession organizational change are historically contingent on prevailing norms of appropriate behavior in large U.S. firms. The second explores historically specific ways through which CEOs utilize corporate annual reports to rationalize their underperformance and legitimate their power and authority over strategy. The third explores the media-based categorization of firms in nascent markets and its consequences for population dynamics. My new research project with Professor Tima Bansal at Ivey Business School examines how the shift in prominent logics is associated with the way actors interpret leadership quality in U.S. It provides evidence from the model estimations of CEO turnover and pay on corporate restructuring activities and CSR performance in 1993-2017.

PhD Date:: 
December, 2016
Dissertation Title: 
Essays on Legitimacy and Organizational Outcomes
Dissertation Committee: 
Heather Haveman (chair), Neil Fligstein, and Toby Stuart (Haas School of Business)