Department of International Business
Ph.D. and Joint MBA/MA, George Washington University; B.A., Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Professor Jeong’s research centers on interactions between firms and states in global markets, with a particular emphasis on firms’ strategic decisions in challenging environments. Her current studies focus on the causes and consequences of corporate corruption by asking what leads companies to engage in bribery and other forms of corruption in international business and how companies’ bribery decisions and misbehavior affect social and corporate welfare. She examines these questions through the lens of international business, political economy, and strategic management. Her studies on the causes of supply-side’s corruption during the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program were published in Strategic Management Journal (2012) and International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption (Vol. II, Elgar, 2012). Professor Jeong's recent study looks into the role of social status and its dynamics in large-scale corporate bribery of senior politicians (forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal). Prior to joining American University, Professor Jeong taught at HEC Montreal and George Washington University. In 2011, she was named a finalist for the Academy of Management’s Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award in Business Policy and Strategy.
POSCO (the Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation) Research Fellowship, the East-West Center, 2017.
Visiting Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, January-August, 2016.
Visiting Research Fellow, Global Indicators Group, Development Economics Vice Presidency, World Bank, Washington D.C., March-August, 2016.
Grants and Sponsored Research
Professor Jeong won the Korean Studies Grants (2015-2017) through a selective research funding competition from the Academy of Korean Studies to further her research on solutions to corruption in emerging economies.
The Harvard University Asia Center, Cambridge (2017)
American Law and Economics Association, Yale University (2017)
INSEAD Conference on Network Evolution 5.0, INSEAD, France (2016)
The World Bank’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, Mexico City (2015)
The Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference, Brown University (2015)
5th International Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group, Germany (2015)
MIT Sloan School of Management, Economic Sociology Workshop (2014)
Harvard Business School, International Seminar Series Workshop (2014)