Faculty Members

Jin-Wan Cho1

Jin-Wan Cho is currently department chair of Business Management at State University of New York (SUNY), Korea. He is professor in the area of Finance, specializing in capital markets, derivative securities and international finance.  He also serves as President and CEO of Korea Institute of Finance Industry (KIFI), which he founded in 2014 in order to provide platforms to academicians to commercialize the outputs from their academic research. Jin-Wan Cho earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995 writing a thesis on capital market microstructure. He has been active in publishing academic papers in globally acknowledged academic journals such as Journal
of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analyst Journal, European Journal of Operations Research, handling various issues on derivative markets, stock markets, and international finance.  He has been providing consultations to various government agencies both in and out of Korea on capital markets and asset management issues. He is currently serving as outside director for RG Asset Management Corp., and UBS Hana Asset Management Co.

 

 

 

Abroon Qazi

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Abroon Qazi is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Korea. Before commencing a career in academia, he spent ten years in aviation as an Operations Manager specializing in a wide range of operations including but not limited to maintenance, engineering design, quality control, safety, risk management, scheduling and project management.

His research interests include project and supply chain risk management, enterprise risk management, financial risk modelling and complexity management. His research has appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Project Management and others. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

At SUNY Korea, he teaches Introduction to Decision Sciences and Operations Management. Dr Qazi earned his Ph.D. in Management Science from the Strathclyde Business School. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, and National University of Sciences and Technology (in Pakistan), respectively. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the coveted Sword of Honor, Mac Robertson Scholarship, Endeavour Research Fellowship, and fully funded Ph.D. scholarships awarded by the Strathclyde Business School and University of British Columbia.

 

 

 

 

Sungjoon Nam1

Sungjoon Nam is an assistant professor at State University of New York (SUNY), Korea. He has served as an assistant professor at Rutgers Business School, the State University of New Jersey in the United States, and as a visiting assistant professor at the City
University of Hong Kong. Also, he is the founder of Number Analytics, a cloud-based statistical software which provides online marketing analytics for marketing professionals and business schools. His research areas include Direct Salesforce Resource Allocation,
New Product Diffusion, Customer Relationship Management, Omni Channel Retailing, Impulse Buying Behavior and Service Quality. His research has published in Marketing Science and Industrial Marketing Management and was introduced at the MIT Sloan Management Review. He teaches Principles of Marketing and Marketing Research at SUNY Korea and has taught Customer Relationship Management, New Product Planning and Retail Management in the previous schools. Dr. Nam earned his Ph.D. in Marketing and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2010 and holds bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Seoul National University
in Korea. 

 

 

 

 

Chihmao Hsieh1

Chihmao Hsieh is currently Research Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship at SUNY Korea.  He publishes and researches a wide variety of topics, ranging from the effects of training and education on self-employment, to the value of patented inventions, to the effect of cultural industry on modes of entrepreneurship.  His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Organization Science, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Scientometrics and others.  He has been invited to give academic talks at the Kauffman Foundation and at universities in eight countries.  He has served as a judge for the Innovate!100 global competition, and he regularly guest lectured entrepreneurship at both the Amsterdam Medical Centre and BioBusiness Summer School.  He provides consulting services to a variety of ventures and corporations (most recently at Allianz Korea).  Since 2014, he has given guest talks every summer for the KGEB Entrepreneurship Camp.

At SUNY Korea, Dr. Hsieh teaches business, management, and entrepreneurship courses.  At previous institutions, he taught entrepreneurship to undergraduates, MBA's, and for Executive Education, in addition to designing, executing, and coordinating entire entrepreneurship minors. His PhD is in Strategy from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, and he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

 

 

 

 

Kyung Kyu Kim1

Kyung Kyu Kim is a Leading Professor in Business Management at SUNY Korea. Dr. Kim earned the BA degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University, and both MBA and PhD degrees in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He has held academic appointments at Yonsei University (18 years, 2 years as a Dean), University of Southern California (5 years), Pennsylvania State University (4 years), University of Cincinnati (4 years), and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (1 semester).

He has published over 50 academic research papers, for example, in MIS Quarterly, Accounting Review, Journal of MIS, JAIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Decision Sciences, Omega, Journal of Business Research, etc.

Dr. Kim has consulted many business organizations in various industries encompassing logistics, manufacturing, banking and finance, and food production. These companies include Korean Airlines, Hanjin Shipping, LG Otis Elevator, LG Cards, LG CNS, Nong Shim Food, Samsung Data Systems, Hansol Papers, Shinhan Bank, Dong Yang Securities, etc.

He has taught various courses including Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise, Digital Business Strategy, Big Data and Business Analytics Management, Information Management in Supply Chain, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Digital Business Research Seminar, and Knowledge Management Seminar.

 

 

 

 

Seung-Wook KimSeungWook Kim

Seung-Wook Kim is a Visiting Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) Korea. He was a Senior Research Fellow for Yonsei Business Research Institute at Yonsei University for 5 years from 1991. He worked for Samil PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers Korea) and DTTL (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) Korea as a Management Consultant for 5 years from 1996 which led him consultation the business development of global mobile and electronic company and manufacturing area. Since he moved to the IT & ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) sector, He worked for SAP Korea as an IT Consulting Manager leading the department of enterprise application
software for implementing various Business Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management. He is an author/co-author of more than 40 papers in The e-Business Studies, International Commerce
and Information Review, The Studies of Service Management, Korea Design Trend Forum, Studies of Customer Satisfaction Management and many others and 10 academic books. As a professor to entrepreneurs, he is interested in helping for the incubation/accelerating of startup companies and foster startups’ expansion into the global market.