Heewon Chae

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Professor Chae's research interests lie in the area of strategy, organizational theory, and international business, with a specific focus on organizational identity, audience heterogeneity, and market categorization. Taking sociocognitive perspectives, she examines how organizational audiences such as investors, local communities, and consumers influence firms' strategies and their consequences. Using various research methods including computational text analysis, big data utilization, and experiments, she has investigated various phenomena in the hedge fund, international automotive, and retaurant industries, as well as venture startup companies. 

Her research won the Flamholtz Award for excellent academic progress and the Rackham Centennial Fellowship Award for excellence in research. In 2012, Professor Chae received the Leabo Teaching Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she worked in equity research at Merrill Lynch and Cazenove, and in financial mangement at Samsung Electronics.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • M.S. Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea
  • B.B.A. Business Adminstration, Seoul National University, Korea

Research Interests

  • Market Categorization
  • Organizational Identity
  • Audience Heterogeneity
  • Reputation Spillover
  • Influence of Local Communities on Organizations
  • Social Movements

Publications

  • Smith, E.B. & H. Chae. (Authors contributed equally). 2017. "The effect of organizational atypicality on reference group selection and performance evaluation." Organization Science, 28(6): 1134-1149.
  • Smith, E.B. & H. Chae. 2016. "We do what we must, and call it by the best names": Can Deliberate Names Offset the Consequences of Organizational Atypicality? Strategic Management Journal, 37: 1021-1033.

Courses

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course

Honors/Awards

  • 2018            AmorePacific Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business
  • 2014            Flamholtz Award for Research Excellence, Ross School of Business
  • 2013            Rackham Centennial Fellowship Award, University of Michigan 
  • 2012            Leabo Award for Teaching Excellence, Ross School of Business
  • 2012            Early Candidacy Grant, Ross School of Business
  • 2010-2016  Graduate Feloowship, Ross School of Business
  • 2010-2015  Samsung Scholarship, Samsung Foundation of Culture
  • 2009            Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management BPS Division
  • 2008-2009  Brain Korea 21 Scholarship, Korean Ministry of Education
  • 2007            Summa Cum Laude, Seoul National University
  • 2004-2007  Academic Merit Scholarship, Seoul National University

Editorships

Editorial Review Board:

  • Organization Science

Ad hoc reviewer:

  • Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, International Marketing Review

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management 
  • American Sociological Association
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Academy of International Business

Work History

2012 Instructor. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Industry Positions

  • Equity Research Department, Merrill Lynch Inc.
  • LCD Business, Financial Management Department, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Equity Research Department, Cazenove Ltd.
  • Co-founder, Jazz Concert Organizer, Creative Ncool Co.