Chipoong Kim

PHD Student

Chipoong Kim

Chipoong Kim

Academic Area(s): International Business & Strategy
Supervisor(s): Professor Chris Brewster, Dr Chul Chung
Research Topic(s): Subsidiary staffing and performance

Areas of Interest

  • Global staffing
  • Global talent management
  • Knowledge transfer between HQ and subsidiaries
  • Social network
  • Shared service centre
  • HR outsourcing


MSc Human Resource Management, University of Birmingham, UK, 2008

MBA Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2003

BA Sociology, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2001

Work Experience

Research Fellow, HR & Organisation Research Team, Samsung Economic Research Institute, South Korea, 2008-Present

Consultant, Human Capital Management Team, IBM Global Business Services, South Korea, 2005-2007

Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management Team, LG Telecom, South Korea, 2004-2005


Kim, C., Chung, C., and Brewster, C. (2015) “A conceptual model of subsidiary staffing,” Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland) Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.

Kim, C., Chung, C., and Brewster, C (2016) "Beyond nationality: international experience as a key dimension for subsidiary staffing choices in MNE." European International Business Academy Annual Conference, Vienna, Austia.

Park, J., Kim, C., Lee, Y., and Chung, C (2016) "Cost efficienty or ease of headquarters' control? A study on location choices for HR shared services in MNEs." Internhational HRM Conference, Victoria, Canada.