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Dr. Hyun Gon Kim

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Office: BSB 228

Phone: (856) 668-4593

Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in Management at Rutgers University. His research interests focus on corporate governance, top management teams, social media marketing strategies, merger and acquisition, board gender diversity, cultural and geographical distance, intellectual property rights, game theory, international trade, and econometrics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Interactive Marketing, and Multinational Business Review.

Research Interests: Strategy, International Business, and Economics

Courses Taught: Business Policy, Strategic Management, International Business, and Multi-national Business

Representative Publications:

  • Kim, H.G., Chun, W., & Wang, Z. 2020. The effect of multi-dimensions of CSR on brand value: A stakeholder theory perspective (Accepted, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice)
  • Kim, H.G., & Cho, S. 2020. Foreign affiliates’ knowledge sourcing from parent firms. (Forthcoming, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences)
  • Kim, H.G., Gaur, A.S., & Mukherjee, D 2020. Added cultural distance and ownership in cross-border acquisitions. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 27(3): 487-510.
  • Kim, H.G. & Wang, Z. 2019. Defining and measuring social customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities. Journal of Marketing Analytics, 7(1): 40-50.
  • Wang, Z., & Kim, H.G. (Equally contributed) 2017. Can social media marketing improve customer relationship capabilities and firm performance? Dynamic capability Perspective. Journal of Interactive Marketing, 39: 15-26.
  • Cho, S., & Kim, H.G. (Equally contributed) 2017. Intellectual property rights protection and technological innovation: The moderating effect of internationalization. Multinational Business Review, 25(4): 350-368.

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Fall 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, April 2, 2021. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. Personal essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one academic; one other)

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are required to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

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