Prof. Jung-Yun Han Wins the E. Sun Academic Award 2016
Established in 2010, the E. Sun Academic Award is awarded to faculty members who have published in the top 3 journals in their own fields. This year, Prof. Jung-Yun Han (韓廷允) has published her research, “Unequal Bedfellows: Gender Role-based Deference in Multiplex Ties Between Korean Business Groups,” in Academy of Management Journal.
Deference within two partners occurs when one partner acknowledges that the other is entitled to some privileges. Although deference is a well-known consequence of relationships between partners of unequal status, little is known on whether deference in one domain can affect interactions between the same actors in the other domains. This can happen within “multiplex relationships,” especially when they involve firms that have both business and personal interactions between their key decision makers. This study helps us understand the mechanism of multiplexity and, in particular, the dark side of multiplexity. Current research has focused on the benefits of multiplex ties. However, our findings suggest that multiplex ties could also be “Trojan horses” through which a partner could control operations of another. This study also helps identify the determinants of market entry and exit behaviors of companies through a sociological lens.
Winning the E. Sun Academic Award is a great honor to both Prof. Han and GMBA. Congratulations!