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CMU Portugal Alumnus Jihoon Shin won the “Best Student Paper” Award at IAMOT 2022

CMU Portugal dual degree alumnus Jihoon Shin won the “Best Student Paper” Award at the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT 2022). He is CMU Portugal’s most recent Dual Degree Ph.D. Alumni (April 2022) in Engineering and Public Policy by FEUP and CMU Department of Engineering and Public Policy. The winning paper “Foreign direct investment and host firms’ technology development: The moderating role of overall and STEM education” was distinguished for its theoretical and empirical contributions in technology management.

Jihoon Shin Ph.D. was conducted under the CMU Portugal Entrepreneurial Research initiative (ERI) E4 Value led by Miguel Amaral at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+)  from Instituto Superior Técnico and Granger Morgan at Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Conference was organized by two of the leading communities on Management of Technology, Engineering and Innovation, IEEE TEMS and IEEE and gathered around 350 participants, both online and onsite in Nancy, France. Jihoon joined the Conference onsite and referred to it as an excellent experience.

“It was a great opportunity to get to know the recent trend in the field of technology management and network with many students, researchers, professors, and practitioners mainly from Europe.” Jihoon Shin 

Jihoon Shin shares that the paper “explores the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and firms’ technology development. Moreover, it assesses the moderating role of overall education and STEM education. Our empirical analysis uses a unique matched employer-employee micro dataset, the “Quadros de Pessoal”, that covers nearly all private companies and their employees of the different broad sectors of the manufacturing industry in Portugal. We apply an improved comprehensive measure of technology development based on the transition of industrial codes of firms. The results contribute to the technology management literature indicating that FDI is positively associated with the technology development, and education, particularly STEM education, is important to gain larger technological benefits from FDI.”

Prior to joining the CMU Portugal Program, Jihoon Shin worked at Korea Development Bank and Korea Finance Corporation which are Korea’s policy-based financing institutions. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a M.S. in Technology Management from Seoul National University, and a M.S. in Development Policy from KDI School.