Jung Ook Kim is academically interested in employee ownership. In particular, he is trying to assess the applicability and effectiveness of employee ownership in low wage sectors as one of possible solutions of the working-poor problems.
In relation with issues of democratic and participatory workplace culture, which is an important component of successful employee ownership schemes, Jung Ook Kim is also interested in the future evolution of the high involvement work systems (HIWS) and labor-management partnership.
His research Initiatives include:
- Shared capitalism, employee ownership, industrial democracy
- Working poor, working conditions in low wage sectors
- HIWS, labor-management partnership