Full-time Professor
Sooyun Baik
Assistant Professor

Research Area

Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Gender, Human Resourc Management

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Sooyun Baik is an Assistant Professor in the School of Entrepreneurship and Management at ShanghaiTech University. She holds her Ph.D. and MPhil in Organizational Behavior from London Business School. She also received her MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BBA in Business Administration and a BS in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.

Research Interests

Dr. Sooyun Baik’s research interests lie at the intersection of organizational culture, leadership, and gender. Her work particularly focuses on understanding the ways organizations communicate and signal their values affect organizational outcomes, and how they often lead to unintended consequences. In her second line of research, she examines when and how female leaders navigate challenges they encounter in the workplace.

Award and Fellowships

1. Faculty Transnational Research Paper Award (2020) for the paper, “Leadership by Gender Stereotypes: Systematic Examinations of Culture and Gender of Leaders,” presented at the Academy of Management Meeting   

2. Fellowship Award by AC4, Earth Institute, Columbia University (2019) presented at the International Association for Conflict Management in Dublin, Ireland

3. Research Grant  Awards by the Leadership Institute  (2019) presented at London Business School in London, UK   

4.Graduate Travel Award by Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2018) presented at the 2019 conference in Portland, OR, US

5.Bright Futures Scholarship presented at Goodenough College (2018 – 2020) in London, UK


Kim, Y. J., Toh, S. M., & Baik, S. (2022). Culture creation and change: Making sense of the past to inform future research agendas. Journal of Management, 48, (6): 1503-1547.

Kim, Y., Baik, S., Toh, S. M., & Luan, Y. (2020). Leadership by Gender Stereotypes: Systematic Examinations of Culture and Gender of Leaders. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 18528). 


Baik, S., & Kesebir, S. (2017). Gender differences in the valuation of effort: Women want to be rewarded for and reward effort more than men. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017: 1.

Savani, K., Cho, J., Baik, S., & Morris, M. W. (2015). Culture and judgement and decision making. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making, 2 Volume Set, 456.

Selected Working Papers    

“The bias for talent in recruitment attracts narcissistic job seekers” , 2nd Round Revise and Resubmit at Academy of Management Journal.

“Ways women lead: Adapting leadership behaviors to culturally tight-loose groups and male subordinates” *The Winner of the Faculty Transnational Research Award in Gender and Diversity in Organization Division.

“The Functionality of the Formal Gatekeeper in Remote Working Teams: Two Field Experiments Investigating the Role and Position of the Formal Gatekeeper on Team Outcomes”