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Senior researchers


Junghwan Kim

Professor in Department of Mass Communication, Pukyong National University

Interests  Media Industry, Emerging Media, Media Technology

Degree    Ph.D.



He is currently teaching media industry and media management at Pukyong National University. Prior to this appointment, he was in charge of research and external communication at NAVER, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University in the United States. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in media and communication from Korea University.

Main research area

He is interested in new types of media and technologies, and is conducting research on platform business, media competition and cooperation from an ecosystem perspective. Recently, he is researching infotainment systems of autonomous vehicles and the global webtoon platforms, and analyzing the impact of technology on social changes and individuals.


  1. Choi, H., Park, J., Kim, J., & Jung, Y. (2020). Consumer preferences of attributes of mobile payment services in South Korea. Telematics and Informatics, 51, 101397.

  2. Lee, S., Nah, S., Chung, D. S., & Kim, J. (2020). Predicting AI News Credibility: Communicative or Social Capital or Both?. Communication Studies, 71(3), 428-447.

  3. Kim, J., Choi, M., & Hwang, S. (2019). Circulation of loyalty: Relationships between mobile instant messenger and offline character emoticon store. Telecommunications Policy, 43(10), 101851.

  4. Kim, J., Kim, S., & Nam, C. (2016). User resistance to acceptance of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. Telecommunications Policy, 40(9), 919-930.

  5. 인터넷 산업의 미래, 함께 묻고 답하다: 전문가 9인의 통찰, 한울, 2019 (공저, 2020 세종도서)

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