Hyoju Jeong

Hyoju Jeong

PhD Candidate
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


  • BBA 2012
    Business Administration, Korea University
  • MS 2016
    International Business and Strategy, Korea University


  • Competitive Strategy
  • Technology Diffusion
  • Comparative Governance
  • Non-market Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship


I am a PhD Candidate in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. I am on the academic job market Fall 2021.

My research focuses on heterogeneous organizational governance and their differential effects on social and economic outcomes. More specifically, in my dissertation, I examine how different ownership and incentive structure of cooperatives affect technology diffusion and competitive dynamics with investor-owned firms in broadband industry. My dissertation received SRF Dissertation Research Grant (Strategic Management Society) and McNamara Women’s Fellowship (University of Minnesota) in 2020.

In addition to focusing on my research, I greatly enjoyed being a graduate instructor. I taught an introductory management course to undergraduate students and was awarded with the Best Teaching Award for academic year 2018-2019.

I have MS in Business administration with a focus on global strategy and environmental sustainability from Korea University, and BBA from Korea University.


Current Research

Working Paper

Hyoju Jeong (lead author) with Aseem Kaul, and Jiao Luo. “Desert Places: Cooperatives as Infrastructure Providers in Marginalized Areas.” First Essay of Dissertation.

    Revise & Resubmit at Strategic Management Journal.


Hyoju Jeong. “Cooperative as an Entrant and Incumbents’ Technology Upgrades.” Second Essay of Dissertation & Job Market Paper.

    Winner, Best Conference PhD Paper Prize, 2021 Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting

    Nominee, Best Conference Paper Prize, 2021 Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting


Work in Progress

Hyoju Jeong. “Role of Cooperative Broadband Provision on Entrepreneurial Activities in Marginalized Areas: Evidence from New Clinic Openings and Telehealth Usage”. Analyzing data.

Hyoju Jeong. "Unlocking the Credit Market During Crisis: Government Partnership with Big Banks vs. Community Banks on Small Business Lending". Analyzing data.

Hyoju Jeong. “The Effect of Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) vs. Worker Cooperative on Long-term Regional Economy”. Collecting data.


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