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Hee-Chan Song

Degree

PhD (anticipated completion 2020), Ivey Business School

Discipline

Sustainability

Dissertation project

  • My dissertation project investigates various tensions in the core issues of corporate sustainability and broadly management & organization theory, which includes economic profit versus social performance, short-term versus long-term goals, and strategic change versus stability. Methodologically, I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Buddhist temples across Asia such as Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, and Laos. The field data allowed me to develop three distinct papers (essays) for the dissertation. Main themes of the papers are (1) organizational paradox, (2) strategic change, and (3) system resilience.
  • Committee members: Tima Bansal (Chair), Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Oana Branzei, and Mark Zbaracki

Past Education

  • MS in Management Engineering, KAIST, Korea
  • BBA in Business & BA in Philosophy, Hanyang University, Korea

Research interest

  • Sustainability, CSR, and Business ethics
  • Organization & Management theory

Publication

  • Tima Bansal and Hee-Chan Song. (2017). Similar but not the same: Differentiating corporate sustainability from corporate responsibility, Academy of Management Annals, 11(1), 105-149.

Working papers

  • Hee-Chan Song. [Title blinded to protect the review process]. 1st Revise & Resubmit at Academy of Management Journal
  • Hee-Chan Song and Tima Bansal. [Title blinded to protect the review process]. Under review at Journal of Management Studies

Scholarships

  • G. Mark Curry Doctoral Scholarship, Ivey Business School, 2014 – 2019
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Western University, 2017 – 2018
  • Hanyang University President Scholarship, Hanyang University, 2014 - 2016

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Korean Society of Strategic Management, 2014
  • Best PhD Paper Award, 2018 Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)/Ivey Annual PhD Sustainability Academy, 2018

Conference presentations

  • Hee-Chan Song, System resilience in the midst of system conflict: Ethnography of Buddhist temples, 2018 EGOS
  • Hee-Chan Song and Tima Bansal. A Multi-level exploration of the paradoxical tensions in Buddhist temple, 2017 AOM; EGOS; ASA
  • Tima Bansal and Hee-Chan Song. Similar but not the same: Differentiating corporate sustainability from corporate responsibility, 2016 AOM