Hyejin Yoon

Associate Professor
 Bolton Hall 462


PhD, Geography, The Ohio State University, 2008
MA, Geography, Dongguk University, South Korea, 1999
BA, Geography Education, Dongguk University, South Korea, 1996

Courses Taught

Geog 110 – The World: Peoples and Regions
Geog 115 – Introductory Economic Geography
Geog 213 – Geography of Asia
Geog 247 – Quantitative Analysis in Geography
Geog 600 – Perspectives on Geography
Global Studies 201 – Economics and Environment

Office Hours

T/R 11:00am-12:00pm or by appointment

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests center on how economic and non-economic factors affect regional economic development and flows of labor, products and technology. I am particularly interested in investigating how non-economic factors, such as cultural background, ethnic differences, norms and institutions, can influence an individual firm’s location and behavior in various ways. My research interests are evolving towards differentiated strategies for regional economic development through co-operations among different agents, such as individual businesses, research institutions and local governments. In particular, my research specialties lie in transnational mobility of highly-educated people and cultural products under globalization (global supply chain, global value chain and global production network).

Representative Publications

Kang, S. , Choi , J. , Yoon, H. , & Choi, W. (2019) Changes in the extent and distribution of urban land cover in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) between the 1980s and 2000s. Land Degradation and Development , 30(16), 2009-2017.
Yoon, H. , & Kim, H. (2019) Seeking a Sense of Belonging: The Exclusion of Female Doctorate Holders in South Korea and the US. Gender, Place, and Culture , 26(5), 638-658.
Yoon, H. , & Kim , H. (2018) Career–family strategies and spatial mobility among South Korean women scholars. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal , 27(1), 101-120.
Yoon, H. (2016) Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains: : Comparative Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for Social and Economic Upgrading. International Labour Organization (ILO), . (Ed). 89-124. Geneva: International Labour Organization (ILO).
Yoon, H. (2015) Globalization of the animation industry: multi-scalar linkages of six animation production centers. International Journal of Cultural Policy , 23(5).
Kirkland, K. R., Yoon, H. , & Sang-Hyun, C. (2012) Making a connection between geography and study abroad programming – location, immersion, and learning outcomes. Ku, J. (Ed). The Geographical Journal of Korea, The Association of Korean Geographers , 46(3), 347-362.
Yoon, H. , & Malecki, E. (2010) Cartoon planet: worlds of production and global production networks in the animation industry. Industrial and Corporate Change , 19(1), 239-271.