Dr. Taekjin Shin


In 2015, Dr. Taekjin Shin joined the Fowler College of Business as a management professor specializing in the topics of corporate governance, executive compensation and shareholder value orientation.

Taekjin Shin

Dr. Taekjin Shin

In some of his most recent research, Shin examined how corporations are less inclined to diversify their business and how this may be related to changes in MBA curriculum during the past several decades. The research, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, indicated that CEOs who earned their MBAs in the 1970s and 1980s tended not to engage in diversifying acquisitions which is the same time that many business school faculty viewed diversification in a negative light.

Because of his outstanding and innovative research, Shin was recently promoted from assistant professor to a tenured associate professor in a period of just under three years instead of the usual six or seven years!

Prior to coming to SDSU, Shin previously worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the School of Labor and Employment Relations. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.