Taekjin Shin is currently serving on the OOW Section Council. Shin is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU). Before joining SDSU, Shin was an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D in sociology in 2008 from the University of California at Berkeley.
Shin’s research interests concern corporate governance, executive compensation, wage inequality, organizational sociology, and economic sociology. He is currently studying the institutional explanation for the rise of executive compensation and the symbolic effect of shareholder-value orientation on the career outcomes of executive managers. Below, Shin expands upon his research and his professional experiences for the newsletter.