|Position||PhD Candidate and Government of Canada Vanier Scholar|
|Institution||Schulich School of Business, York University (Toronto, Canada)|
|Discipline||Organization studies; business; management|
|Other links||Website; LinkedIn; ResearchGate|
Kam Phung is a PhD candidate in organization studies and Government of Canada Vanier Scholar at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada. As an organizational researcher, Kam examines behaviours within and across organizations, as well how organizations interact with their broader social, cultural, and regulatory environments. He holds master’s degrees from HEC Paris and the Norwegian School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, Canada.
Kam’s research primarily explores social issues in management, specifically those pertaining to the “dark side” of organizations, such as organizational wrongdoing, and human exploitation/slavery in modern society from organizational and strategic management perspectives. His broader research interests deal with organization and management theory, including social evaluations (stigma and legitimacy), institutions (deviance, resistance, and struggles), and social impact (social partnerships and social entrepreneurship), as well as how organizations are structured and function (business models).
The Business Side of Slavery in Modern Society
Kam’s research on slavery focuses on the business side of slavery in modern society, from organizational and strategic management perspectives. At the most basic level, his research explores how slavery unfolds within and is linked to organizations (formal and informal) in modern society, as well as abolition efforts to combat the issue within organizations.
An up-to-date description of Kam’s ongoing research projects, including his doctoral research on the business side of slavery in modern society, can be found on his personal website. (http://www.kamphung.com/research/)
Phung, K. Slavery and its links to organizations. (2018). In R. Burke, & C. Cooper (Eds.), Violence and abuse in and around organisations: 273-291. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Phung, K., & Crane, A. (Forthcoming). The business of modern slavery: Management and organizational perspectives. In J. B. Clark, & S. Poucki (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of human trafficking and modern day slavery. London, UK: SAGE.
Crane, A., LeBaron, G., Phung, K., Behbahani, L. & Allain, J. (2018). Innovations in the business models of modern slavery: The dark side of business model innovation. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, 1: 13381.