Yong Suk Jang
: 장용석, born July 3
) is a Korean sociologist
and political scientist
who is best known for his work in organizations
, new institutionalism
and comparative political and economic sociology
, particularly his research on the factors affecting national administrative rationalization in the context of the current worldwide movement for governance reforms.
received his bachelor's degree
with Summa Cum Laude
from Yonsei University
in 1993, and received his Ph.D
. from Stanford University
, where he stood under the influence of John W. Meyer and Mark Granovetter
. He achieved renown with studies on organizations
: The Worldwide Founding of Ministries of Science and Technology, 1950-1990 (2000) and Sources of Rationalized Governance: Cross-National Longitudinal Analyses, 1985-2002 (2006). He is currently an Associate Professor
of Public Administration
at Yonsei University
, and has previously worked at Stanford University
, University of Utah
and Korea University
- Drori, Gili S., Yong Suk Jang, and John W. Meyer (2006) "Sources of Rationalized Governance: Cross-National Longitudinal Analyses, 1985-2002.” Administrative Science Quarterly 51 (2): 205-229.
- Jang, Yong Suk (2005) “The Expansion of Modern Accounting as a Global and Institutional Practice.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 46 (4): 327-345.
- Jay M. Shafritz, J. Steven Ott, Yong Suk Jang (2004) Classics of Organization Theory, (ISBN 0-53-463156-8)
- Kim, Young Soo and Yong Suk Jang (2002) “The Myth and Critics of Institutionalized Organizational Structure:A Cross-National Comparative Study of Ministerial Differentiation and its Economic Effects, 1951-1990.” Korean Journal of Sociology 36 (6):27-55.
- Jang, Yong Suk (2000) “The Worldwide Founding of Ministries of Science and Technology, 1950-1990.” Sociological Perspectives 43 (2): 247-270.