Kylie Hwang is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations. Her research examines how businesses can alleviate the systemic inequality that marginalized populations face in the labor market and in society at large. She particularly focuses on entrepreneurship as a pathway for marginalized groups to overcome labor market discrimination and achieve economic and social mobility. Much of her current work focuses on justice impacted individuals in the United States, and she examines the implications of entrepreneurship for this population in terms of entrepreneurial barriers and outcomes such as income, economic mobility, and recidivism. Her research primarily uses quantitative methods with restricted administrative and survey data and incorporates qualitative in-depth interviews with currently and formerly incarcerated people in the Arizona State Prison Complex, Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York City.
Hwang’s research has been published (or is forthcoming) in American Journal of Sociology and The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Her work has also been featured in a testimony to the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and popular press outlets such as Forbes, CitySCOPE Podcast, and Columbia Business School Ideas at Work.
Hwang holds a PhD in Management from Columbia Business School, and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Seoul National University. Prior to joining Kellogg, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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