Concordia University



Young-Chul Jeong, PhD

Associate Professor, Management

Office: S-MB 14339 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2932

Young-Chul Jeong is an Associate Professor of Management at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Concordia University in Montreal. Dr. Jeong’s research interest focuses on examining institutional processes of organizational strategies and structure. His current research topics include the evolution of professional careers, corporate giving, cross-national variations of corporate governance models, and the globalization of professional service firms.

Before joining JMSB, Dr. Jeong earned his PhD in organization theory from College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a HR (human resources) consultant with a focus on executive HR system design at the LG Economic Research Institute in Korea. 


PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) 
MBA (Yonsei University, South Korea)
BBA (Yonsei University, South Korea)

Areas of expertise

  • Organization Theories  
  • Organizational Strategies and Structure
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Family Businesses and Business Groups


Refereed journal articles

Jeong, Y., Leblebici, H., & Kwon, O. forthcoming. How institutional and ecological forces shape the career profiles of organizational leaders: An analysis of U.S. law school deans, 1894-2009. Human Relations.  

Jeong, Y. & Kim, T. 2019. Between legitimacy and efficiency: An institutional theory of corporate giving. Academy of Management Journal, 62(5): 1583-1608.  

Luo, X., Jeong, Y., & Chung, C. 2019. In the Eye of the Beholder: Global Analysts’ Coverage of Family Firms in an Emerging Market. Journal of Management, 45(5): 1830-1857.  

Jeong, Y. & Leblebici, H. 2019. How Professionalization and Organizational Diversity Shape Contemporary Careers: Developing a Typology and Process Model. Human Relations, 72(2): 298-321.

Kim, T., Shin, D., & Jeong, Y. 2016. Inside the 'Hybrid' Iron Cage: Political Origins of Hybridization. Organization Science, 27(2): 428-445.

Kim, T., Shin, D., Oh, H., & Jeong, Y. 2007. Inside the Iron Cage: Organizational Political Dynamics and Institutional Changes in the Presidential Selection Systems in Korean Universities, 1985-2002. Administrative Science Quarterly, 52: 286-323.

Participation activities

Refereed conference presentations

Jeong, Y. & Yu, J. 2018. Professionals as an agent of globalization: Examining the role of security analysts in financial globalization, 1987-2007. Oxford Annual Professional Service Firms Conference, Oxford, UK. 

Jeong, Y. & Yu, J. 2018. Professionals as an agent of globalization: Examining the role of security analysts in financial globalization, 1987-2007. European Group for Organizational Studies, Tallinn, Estonia. 

Jeong, Y., Leblebici, H., & Kwon, O. 2015. The Evolution of Professional Careers: An investigation of the Careers of Law School Deans in the US during the 20th Century. Annual People and Organizations Conference, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US.

Jeong, Y., Leblebici, H., & Kwon, O. 2015. How do Professions and Organizational Fields Co-evolve?: An Investigation of Deans’ Professional Careers in American Law Schools, 1894-2009. Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

Kim, T., & Jeong, Y. 2014. Not Too Much, but Not Too Little: Legitimacy Tactics and Cost. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, US.

Jeong, Y., & Leblebici, H. 2014. The construction mechanisms of professional careers: An investigation of deans’ professional careers in American law schools, 1894-2011. European Group for Organizational Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Kim, T., & Jeong, Y. 2013. Social Construction of Doing Good: The Roles of Audiences in Corporate Giving Behaviors of Korean Firms. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Milan, Italy.

Luo, X., & Jeong, Y. 2011. Global Securities Analysts’ Evaluations of Family Firms in Emering Markets. Academy of Management, San Antonio, US.

Jeong, Y., & Love, G. 2010. How Institutional Logics Influence Cognitive Orientation: The Case of Focused Firms, 1984-1997. Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. 

Luo, X., Jeong, Y., & Chung, C. 2010. In the Eyes of the Beholder: Stock Analysts’ Following of Family Firms in Taiwan. Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

Jeong, Y., & Leblebici, H. 2010. The Structure of Professional Careers: Interaction of Professions, Organizations, and Individual Agency. Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. 

Kim, T., Shin, D., Oh, H., & Jeong, Y. 2003. Intra-organizational Political Dynamics and Deinstitutionalization: Changes in Presidential Election Systems at Universities in Korea, 1988-2000. Academy of Management, Seattle, US.

Teaching activities

MANA 341 Organization Theory and Design (undergraduate) 

MSCA 645 MSc Seminar in Organization Theory (graduate) 

GDBA 538 Strategic Management (graduate) 

COMM 401 Strategy and Competition (undergraduate) 

Research activities


2019-2022: Principal Investigator, "Inside the black box of corporate sustainability: A longitudinal study of the diffusion and outcomes of life cycle assessment," Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant $86,370 (with Shannon Lloyd, co-applicant).

2016-2018: Principal Investigator, "Understanding the dynamic process of firm internationalization: A sequence analysis of internationalization events of financial brokerage firms," Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 
Insight Development Grant $46,780 (with Jisun Yu, co-applicant).   

Principal Investigator, "The evolution of professional careers: Law school deans' careers in the US, 1894-2009," Concordia University Internal Seed Funding Grant $6,500.   

2015-2017: Principal Investigator, "How do analysts evaluate family firms?," National Bank Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Family Business $10,000.  

2012-2015: Co-applicant, "Making old money new again: Loss aversion in established family firms," Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant $123,174 (with Michael Carney, principal investigator and Eric Gedajlovic, co-applicant). 

2011-2015: Principal Investigator, Concordia University Faculty Research Development Program, $25,000. 

Editorial review board

2018-2020: Strategic Organization 

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