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Assistant Professor of Management – Organizational Behavior
Minjae Kim is an assistant professor of management – organizational behavior at Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business. For the most up-to-date information on his research, please see his personal website at minjae-kim.com.
Kim’s research focuses on commitment as a coordination device. He studies diverse contexts (startups, labor market, workplace dynamics, cultural market, politics, police) to identify, on one hand, what causes commitment despite alternative options and risks of betrayal, and, on the other hand, how actors respond to others’ commitment. His research has been published in American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Sociological Science, and Social Science Research.
His teaching centers on social networks (MBA) and core organizational behavior topics such as diversity, discrimination, and organizational deviance (Undergraduate).
Before Rice, Kim was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Chicago and an MS and PhD in Management (Economic Sociology) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.