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Joon Nak Choi

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IEMS Research Areas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asian Regional Integration, World Cities, Automation and Machine Learning, Business Strategy and Consulting

SHORT BIO

Joon Nak CHOI (JC) holds academic appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Management and as Faculty Associate at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has previously held appointments at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University as Visiting Assistant Professor and Koret Fellow (2016) and as William J. Perry Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2016), and has worked in the private sector as a management consultant and entrepreneur. His recent book, Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea (2005, Stanford University Press), examines the importance of global networks to economic performance; his ongoing research focuses on business strategy and entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific. His editorials have been published in some of the most widely read newspapers in Asia, including the South China Morning Post and the Maeil Kyungjae Daily.

SELECTED PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi. 2015. “Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea”. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Choi, Joon Nak, Myung-koo Kang and Gi-Wook Shin. 2014. “Democratic Transition and Intra-Party Politics: The Distribution of Key Party Positions in Democratizing South Korea.” The Journal of Korean Studies 19(1), Spring 2014.
  • Shin, Gi-Wook and Joon Nak Choi. 2012. “Economic Globalization and Expatriate Labor in Korea.” In South Korea and the Global Economy in Transition: Selected Working Papers. Ed. Byongwon Bahk and Gi-Wook Shin. Stanford, CA: The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, pp. 123-146.
  • Shin, Gi-Wook and Joon Nak Choi. 2008. “Paradox or Paradigm: Making Sense of Korean Globalization.” In The Globalization of Korea. Ed. Yunsik Chang. Routledge.
  • Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi. 2015. "Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea." Stanford University Press.
  • Choi, Joon Nak, Yong Suk Lee, and Gi-Wook Shin. Forthcoming. "Strategic, Policy and Social Innovations for a Post-Industrial Korea: Beyond the Miracle." Routledge.