Shinjae Won


School of Labor and Employment Relations

237 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Ave. Champaign, IL 61820

Education & Experience

PhD, Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
AB, Economics, Princeton University

Research Interests

Human capital, Strategic human resource management, Executive search, Careers

Professor Won explores how the market values different attributes of workers and the role of market intermediaries in shaping firm and worker decisions and outcomes.


  • Shinjae Won and Matthew Bidwell (Forthcoming). “Finding the Right Path to the Top: How Past Interorganizational Moves Impact Executive Selection Outcomes,” Strategic Management Journal 
  • Matthew Bidwell, Shinjae Won, Roxana Barbulescu and Ethan Mollick (2015), “I Used to Work at Goldman Sachs! How Organizational Status Creates Rents in the Market for Human Capital,” Strategic Management Journal 
  • Peter Cappelli and Shinjae Won (2012), “Soft Skills,” for SAGE Sociology of Work Encyclopedia, Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.)


LER 565 HR Management and Strategy
LER 598 Designing High Performance Work Systems

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