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Yujin Jeong

Assistant Professor Department of International Business

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 studies on the causes of supply-side’s corruption during the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program have been published in Strategic Management Journal (2012) and International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption (Vol. II, Elgar, 2011). 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.


Ph.D. and Joint MBA/MA, George Washington University; B.A., Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

KSB - International Business
Kogod - 213
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  • Spring 2017

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • “Hwy-Chang Moon: The Strategy for Korea’s Economic Success” (with J.I. Siegel) Administrative Science Quarterly, June 2017, 62(2): 18-22.
  • “A Murky Business” (with J.L. Gastwirth) Significance, February 2015, 12(1): 36-39.
  • “Business Bribes: Who Pays Them, and Why?” Kogod Now, Fall 2013.
  • “Who bribes? Evidence from the United Nations' oil-for-food program” (with R. Weiner) Strategic Management Journal, December 2012, 33(12): 1363–1383.
  • “Conflict and Corruption in International Trade: Who Helped Iraq Circumvent United Nations Sanctions?” (with R. Weiner). International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Volume Two, Chapter 13, co-ed. S. Rose-Ackerman and T. Søreide, Edward Elgar, 2012.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • 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.