Maxwell School

Soonhee Kim

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Soonhee Kim (2011)

Contact Information

shkim07@maxwell.syr.edu

311 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-1282

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

Degree

Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York, 1998

Specialties

Public management, human resources management, electronic government, local governance, and leadership development

Personal Website

http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/shkim07/

Courses

PAI 730: Advanced Seminar on Leadership and HRM
PAI 895: Executive Seminar: Managerial Capacity
PAI 747: Human Resources Management in Government
PAI 709: Public Organizations and Management
PAI 810: Ph.D. Seminar on Organizational Theory

Biography

Soonhee Kim is a Professor of the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. A native of Cheongjoo, South Korea, Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Ewha Women’s University and M.P.A. degrees from Korea University and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the University at Albany. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Professor Kim’s areas of expertise include public management, strategic human resources management, electronic government, local governance and leadership development. She is the 2010 recipient of the Julia B. Henderson Award by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Section of Women in Public Administration (SWPA), honoring her commitment to international public administration. She also received Young Alumni Award for Excellent Teaching and Research in 2005 and an award for Excellence in Overall Academic Program in 1998, presented by the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the University at Albany, State University of New York.

As part of the Maxwell School’s Executive Education program, Professor Kim regularly speaks to senior government officials from China and India about human resources management and government innovations. She conducted a research project on building management capacity for enhancing transparency in local governance and organized a UN workshop on transparency and local governance held in December 2008, in Beijing, China. She also led a workshop on volunteer management in non-governmental organizations held in March 2008, in Beirut, Lebanon. Her current research projects investigate how human resources management capacity, adoption of advanced IT, and leadership affect government performance and public trust in government in China, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asian countries. She serves as an Associate Editor of international features in the Public Administration Review and is the editorial board member of the Review of Public Personnel Administration, the International Review of Public Administration, and the Korean Journal of Policy Studies. She is the co-editor of The Future of Public Administration Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective (Georgetown University Press, 2010) and Public Sector Human Resource Management (Sage Publications, UK, 2012).

Publications

Books and Monographs

Soonhee Kim, Shena Ashley, and Harry Lambright. 2015. Editors. Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance, Book manuscript in progress. Under contract at Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. 

Dongsung Kong, Soonhee Kim, and Seungbum Yang, 2013. Individual Performance Appraisal System in the Government of Korea.  Seoul: Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea Available here.

Patricia W. Ingraham and Soonhee Kim, Editors. 2012. Public Sector Human Resource Management, London: SAGE Publications, UK. 

O’Leary, Rosemary, David M. Van Slyke, and Soonhee Kim, Editors (2010). The Future of Public Administration Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Kim, Soonhee (2009). Management Strategy for Local Governments to Strengthen Transparency in Local Governance. Good Governance Research 1, Seoul: United Nations Project Office on Governance. Available here.

Recent Publications: Articles and Book Chapters

Kim, Soonhee and Dan Nelson. “What Do the Indian Administrative Service Officers Learn from South Korea Exposure Visits?”   Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 2013, 35(1):93-119.

 

Kim, Soonhee (with Yoon, Gyunsoo).  “A Study on the Identity of Civil Service in South Korea: Narrative Analysis of the Perceived ‘Lack of Soul’ of Civil Servants,” (written in Korean), Korean Public Administration Review, 2013, 47(1): 1-23.

 

Kim, Soonhee (with Jooho Lee). “E-Participation, Transparency, and Trust in Local Government”  Public Administration Review, 2012, 72(6): 819-828.

 

Kim, Soonhee. “The Impact of Human Resource Management on State  Government IT Employee Turnover Intentions,” Public Personnel Management,   2012, 41(2): 257-280

Kim, Soonhee (with Jooho Lee). “Exploring the Role of Social Networks in Affective Organizational Commitment” American Review of Public Administration, 2011, 41(2); 205-223.

Kim, Soonhee (with Donald Moynihan, Suzanne Piotrowski, Kelley ReLoux, Sergio Fernandez Sergio, Brad Wright, and Kaifeng Yang), “Performance Regimes amidst Governance Complexity,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Minnowbrook III: A special issue, 2011, 21(Suppl 1): i141-i155 (doi:10.1093/jopart/muq059)

Kim, Soonhee (with Rosemary O’Leary and David Van Slyke). “The Future of Public Administration around the World,” PUBLIC; ESADE's Institute of Public Governance & Management (IGDP) E-Bulletin (ISSN 2013-2530), May 2011: http://www.esade.edu/public/modules.php?name=news&idnew=701&in_window=1

Kim, Soonhee. “Public Trust in Government in Japan and South Korea: Does the Rise of Critical Citizens Matter? Public Administration Review, 70(5): 801-810, 2010.

Kim, Soonhee (with Hyangsoo Lee). “Factors Affecting Employee Knowledge Acquisition and Application Capabilities,” Asia Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 2010, 2(2): 133 – 152.

Kim, Soonhee. “Collaborative Leadership and Local Governance,” in O’Leary, Rosemary, David M. Van Slyke, and Soonhee Kim, eds., The Future of Public Administration Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 2010

Kim, Soonhee (with Rosemary O’Leary, David Van Slyke, George Frederickson, Harry Lambright). “The Legacy of Minnowbrook,” in O’Leary, Rosemary, David M. Van Slyke, and Soonhee Kim, eds., The Future of Public Administration Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 2010

Kim, Soonhee (with Rosemary O’Leary, David Van Slyke). “Challenges and Opportunities, Cross-Cutting Themes and Thoughts on the Future of Public Administration,” in O’Leary, Rosemary, David M. Van Slyke, and Soonhee Kim, eds., The Future of Public Administration Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 2010

Kim, Soonhee. “IT Employee Job Satisfaction in the Public Sector” International Journal of Public Administration. 32(11): 1070-1097, 2009.

Kim, Soonhee. “A Case Study of Local Electronic-Government Performance in South Korea: Do Leadership and Management for Results Matter?” International Public Management Review. 10(1): 170-199, 2009.

(Reprinted) Kim, Soonhee. “A Case Study of Local Electronic-Government Performance in South Korea: Do Leadership and Management for Results Matter?” Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Volume 18,: The Many Faces of Public Management Reform in Asia-Pacific Region, Edited by Clay Westcott, Bidhya Bowornwathana & Lawrence R. Jones, Emerald Group Publishing Solutions 2009, pp. 307-333.

Kim, Soonhee (with Jennifer Greenwood O’Connor), “Assessing Electronic-Recruitment Implementation in State Governments: Issues and Challenges,” Public Personnel Management. 2009, 38(1): 47-66.

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