Professor Kim Andrea intreview : Awarded as 2019 SKKU Young-Fellowship
Since 2004, Sungkyunkwan University has hosted 'SKKU-Fellowship' that gives a research support and honor to professor by selecting professor who has world-class research or close-up level. Especially, '2019 SKKU-Fellowship' was selected based on the standard(numbers of paper citation, IF sums) so that proves the excellence and practicality of the research. Here's the interview with 2019 SKKU-Fellowship winner , Professor Kim Andrea.
Q1. Introduce Yourself.
Hello. My name is Kim Andrea, and I teach on human resources management undergraduates, master's and doctorate programs, and MBA students at SKK Business School. From this year on, I promote as a associate professor.
Q2. Main Contents on research
I'm researching human resource management with both macroscopic perspective and microscopic perspective. First, in macroscopic perspective, I'm researching how company's human resources or human resource management system can contribute to company's strategy implementation and the consequent improvement of management performance. How to organize human resources pool fits to company's strategy, or what is the best characteristics that fit well with the strategy or culture of company.
Also, I'm looking at which human resource management system companies need to adopt and operate that secure human resources to help them implement strategies.
In microscopic perspective, I'm researching what kind of human resource management system would be needed to guide individual members of the organization's attitude or behaviors or better performance. Finally, in addition to company's management performance, I'm studying social responsibilities of company, especially the role of individual(ex, voluntary eco-friendly actions), role of leaders&groups and human resource management system promote proenviromental performance.
Q3. How do you feel about the winner of 2019 SKKU-Fellowship?
It's a huge honor, but on the other hand, I'm ashamed. 'SKKU-Fellowship' selects the professor whose research got a world-class or close-up level. I think my passion and efforts to research are close up to that level, but my outputs are far away from that level. my. In my case, they appreciated my efforts. They gave me favors, so I'm going to do more and more and try close to the world-class level with my studying.
Q4. Final goal as a Professor
I want to inspire my colleagues and find new stream of research with my studying. Not just researches that help the companies, I want to do study that can benefit our society. Proenviromental performance of companies makes our world healthier and sustatinable, and also makes human being strong. Researching about what individual members of companies to do voluntary for proenviromental performance is a significant attempt.
Also, just as POSCO and SK have recently asked their members to carry out tasks with social responsibility in mind to fulfill their social responsibilities as corporate citizens, there are some areas where managers must lead the organization. So, I want to push the research that helps Social responsible companies and their social vision achievement.
Q5. Saying to our students
Love yourself! Learning a lot in our school and get a lot of good inspiration from your colleagues. But, That's not enough. Think a lot about yourself during your 4 years of campus life. Don't think about the way other passed by. Think about where you could be.
Although the way you chosen is uncertain, I hope you take the courage to challenge yourself. So you need to know yourself exactly and trust yourself. You only live once. Be a protagonist!