Contact Information

Management & Organizations
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-2001




Wooseok Jung

Ph.D. Candidate

Management & Organizations

Ph.D., Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2016 (expected)
M.A., Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2009
B.A., Sociology; Psychology; Economics (minor), Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2004

CV available upon request


About Wooseok Jung

Wooseok Jung is a Ph.D. candidate in the Management & Organizations Department at the Kellogg School of Management. His research interests are in organizational theory, reputation and status, corporate social responsibility, and non-market strategy. In his dissertation, he explains how market competition and rivalry prompt elite U.S. law firms to reinforce their social performance by changing internal reward systems and acquiring new partners. In addition to his dissertation, he has developed his research interest in the relationship between business and society by studying the behavioral mechanisms that stakeholders rely on to enforce social norms. A paper from this research was published in a leading scholarly journal, the American Journal of Sociology. In future projects, he seeks to deepen the theoretical and empirical understanding of corporate citizenship by illuminating its impact on employee career development and network management.

Publications and papers under review

Jung, Wooseok, Brayden G King & Sarah A. Soule. “Issue Bricolage: Explaining the Configuration of the Social Movement Sector, 1960-1995.” American Journal of Sociology 120: 187-225.

Jung, Wooseok. “Learning under Complexity: Dual Performance Feedback and Elite Law Firm Mergers.” Dissertation Chapter, Under review

Working papers and works in progress

Jung, Wooseok. “Status Rebellion: When Lower Status Firms Differentiate Pro Bono Reward Strategy.” Dissertation Chapter

Jung, Wooseok, & Klaus Weber. “Responses to Institutional Ambivalence.”

Jung, Wooseok, & Brayden King. “Geographic Diversification and Corporate Social Performance of Elite Law Firms.”

Jung, Wooseok, “The Latent Structure of Elite Law Firm Compensation Strategies.”

Klaus Weber (Chair)
Brayden G King
William Ocasio

Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2800