Postdoctoral Fellow



Jiyoung Shin
September 2016 – Present

Dr. Jiyoung Shin is a post-doctoral fellow at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. She received her MS and PhD in International Business from Korea University Business School, Korea University (South Korea). Prior to joining Beedie school of Business, she was a research fellow in Asian Business Research Center at Korea University. Dr. Shin also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at Korea University and Hanyang University (South Korea). She received grants from the Korean government as a research assistant. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility of multinational companies (MNEs), non-market strategy, and sustainable development strategy of MNEs.

Rufei Ma

Rufei Ma
September 2016 – Present

Dr. Rufei Ma is carrying out his postdoctoral research on the internationalization of Chinese mining companies under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Shapiro. His current research investigates the unique case of a leading Chinese mining MNE, the Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), focusing on non-market strategy and sustainable and responsible internationalization. Prior to joining Beedie School of Business, he was a Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Strategy with Tongji University and taught undergraduate and graduate level courses including Entrepreneurship in China (for international students), Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior. He received his bachelor degrees in business administration and computer science and doctoral degree in management from Zhejiang University and worked for the dissertation study as a visiting student in University of Cambridge. His research interests also include entrepreneurial bricolage, business model innovation, and the time-based perspective of competitive dynamics. He has published several research papers in various refereed journals like the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and has received several academic awards and honors like the Annual Award for the Best Management Case Research.



Matthew Fox
August 2015 – December 2015

Matthew’s research interests include how people make ethical judgements and how organizational contexts promote or hinder ethical decision making. He recently completed his PhD in Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, earned his B.A. in International Political Economy at Colorado College, and his MBA at the University of Nevada Reno. His dissertation examined the role of the legacy motive in guiding the actions of entrepreneurs. At Beedie, he worked on Social entrepreneurship in emerging economies.


Kurt Norder
September 2013 – August 2014

Kurt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow focusing on business models for the Base of the Pyramid. His work explores the interaction of the internal configurations with the external contexts as it applies to strategy, organization, and innovation. Kurt recently completed his PhD in International Business from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. His dissertation work was an exploration of cross-border business model adaptation in response to the many pressures typical of the multinational environment. Prior to school, Kurt worked as a Finance Manager for General Electric. He is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified and also holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.


Colin Hawes (柯霖)
June 2011 – May 2012

Colin Hawes is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with an interest in the intersection between business, law and culture: how cultures impact on the way business is done in different societies, and what happens to business laws when they are imported into a new cultural context. Colin grew up in the UK and gained a B.A. degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham. He then lived in China for three years (in Beijing and Wuhan), and moved to Canada to complete a Ph.D. in Asian Studies at UBC. Colin began researching Chinese and East Asian law while teaching Chinese language and culture at the University of Alberta. He subsequently completed his law degree and practised law in Vancouver focusing on Asia-related cases before joining the Law Faculty at University of Technology Sydney in 2005. He is currently on leave from UTS.


Daniel Kim
2010 – 2012

Hyeong-Deug Kim (Daniel) has completed PhD study in IIT Madras in India and joined SFU business as a Post-Doctoral research fellow. Prior to completing his PhD, he spent 11 years in India as a MBA student, expatriate as a Korean company director (Sodiff India Materials), and an entrepreneur (Daibeck India Materials). With extensive international experience and cross-cultural studies, he helps other Korean expatriates to deal with different cultures. And this turns into his research interest.