Personal profile

Personal profile

Hyemi Shin joined Royal Holloway in January 2022. Previously, she worked at Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) at Coventry University and Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University as Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor). Before her career in the UK, she held research and teaching roles at ESSEC Business School, woking for the Management department and the Centre of Excellence for Management and Society, where she received her PhD. 

Research interests

Hyemi's research interests centre on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Specifically, she sees CSR/ sustainability as an emergent organizational field or (more provocatively a new market). Thus, her research has focused on how the field of CSR and sustainability has emerged and developed from different stakeholders’ perspectives and at multiple levels. She has three large research areas, broadly: (1) the emergence of governance especially focusing on the role of government in this governance dynamics both at global and domestic levels and CSR disclosure about the global governance and CSR issues(2) CSR and sustainability practices in different national contexts, particularly non-Western countries; (3) micro-CSR studies that focus on how individuals—CSR/sustainability professionals and social entrepreneurs—work in the CSR/sustainability field within their organizations and in the field. 

Educational background

ESSEC Business School, Paris, France. 2010-2016

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. 2006-2010

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Business, Management, PhD, Multi-level Dynamics in the Emergence and Evolution of the CSR field: From Transnational CSR Governance to CSR Professionals in South Korea, ESSEC Business School


Award Date: 28 May 2016

Business, Management, MPhil, From Transnational to Local – Roles, Challenges, and Strategies of Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioners, ESSEC Business School


Award Date: 28 Sept 2012

English Literature and Linguistics, B.A, Yonsei University


Award Date: 20 Aug 2010

Applied Statistics, B.S, Yonsei University

Award Date: 20 Aug 2010

External positions

Guest Lecturer, Inha University

1 Apr 2020 → …


  • Management studies
  • Coporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability Management
  • Transnational Governance
  • Business and Society Relations
  • Strategic management
  • Sustainability
  • Business and Society Relations

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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