Eunbi Kim

Dissertation Title: 

"The Host Country Effects of Reverse FDI: A Case Study of South Korean Auto Industries in the United States."

Faculty Advisors: 

Mauro Guillen (Co-Chair), Emilio Parrado (Co-Chair), Janice Madden, and Ann Harrison

Research Interests: 

Globalization, international business, labor market, international migration.

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Eunbi Kim is a PhD candidate in Sociology. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Korea University and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the impacts of globalization on labor markets at domestic and international levels using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eunbi’s dissertation examines the host country effects of reverse FDI with primary emphasis on the changes in local labor market outcomes. Her additional ongoing research includes the processes in which emerging-market multinational enterprises (MNEs) grow competitive against advanced-market firms, and the collaborative efforts between emerging-market firms and the host government for local economic development in advanced markets. 

Teaching experience: 

  • Introduction to Sociological Research (undergraduate), Spring 2014
  • Asian Americans in Contemporary Society (undergraduate), Fall 2013
  • Introduction to Sociology (undergraduate), Spring 2013
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (undergraduate), Fall 2012

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