I use quantitative methods with a focus on multilevel and panel analyses to investigate how community- and country-level ethical infrastructures control organizational wrongdoing and how organizations remain socially responsive in an effort to identify and avoid risks. As reflected in the emergence of sustainability due diligence, the importance of restraining wrongful actions such as human rights violations and excessive emissions is being more acknowledged in both academia and industries. Three particular streams of research I am currently focusing on include: (1) the roles of social control agents, such as media, administrations and trade associations, in imposing formal and informal sanctions on wrongdoers, (2) the influences of socio-political and cultural environments, such as regional ideology and social capital, on organizational wrongdoing and (3) the process of social responsiveness concerning strategic risk management.
SELECTED RESEARCH PAPERS
Choi, TJ. & Deutsch, Y. (2023). “The two sides of community political conservatism and CSR: Exploring the role of community social connectedness.” Organization Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/01708406231156979
Choi, TJ. & Valente, M. (2022). “The crisis in local newspapers and organizational wrongdoing: The role of community social connectedness.” Organization Science. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2022.1644
Cho, CH., Bohr, K., Choi, TJ., Patridge, K., Shah, JM., & Swierszcz, A. (2020). “Advancing sustainability reporting in Canada: 2019 Report on progress.” Accounting Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1111/1911-3838.12232
Selected Working Papers
Choi, TJ. & Phung, K. (Keywords: accountability journalism, corporate illegality and anomie)
Choi, TJ. & Deutsch, Y. (Keywords: community social connectedness, sensemaking and crisis)
Choi, TJ. & Lodge, J. (Keywords: indirect sanctions and firearm business)
Choi, TJ. (Keywords: attention-based view and social responsiveness)
Choi, TJ. & Cho, CH. (Keywords: management forecast ability and organizational wrongdoing)
List: The Academy of Management (AOM); The European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS); The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC); The International Association for Business and Society (IABS)
Choi, TJ. & Phung, K. (2022). “Accountability journalism and corporate illegality: An application of institutional anomie theory.” EGOS, Vienna, Austria.
Choi, TJ. (2020). “Hierarchy of societal needs? The conditional substitution of CSR for the public structure in developing countries.” EGOS, Hamburg, Germany.
Choi. TJ. (2020). “Social responsiveness under complexity: Internal representation in corporate governance.” ASAC. St. John’s, Canada. The Best Student Paper in Social Responsibility.
Choi, TJ. & Valente, M. (2020). “Local media decline and corporate wrongdoing: The role of regional social ties.” IABS. Lisbon, Portugal.
Choi, TJ. & Deutsch, Y. (2019). “The soft side of political conservatism? The bounded effects of political conservatism on corporate social responsibility.” AOM, Boston, The United States. The AOM Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings.
Choi, TJ. (2019). “CSR, management forecast quality, and financial return: Function of CSR fit.” AOM, Boston, The United States. A finalist for the SIM Best Student Paper.
Choi, TJ. (2019). “The substitution function of CSR and institutional complexity Evidence from developing countries.” ASAC, Montreal, Canada. The Best Student Paper in Social Responsibility.
Choi, TJ. (2018). “CSR as a collective action and social capital among firms.” ASAC, Montreal, Canada. The Best Student Paper in Social Responsibility.
Choi, TJ. (2017). “Institutional complexity of the state and corporate social responsibility.” ASAC, Montreal, Canada.