Kang, Sanghoon (Hoonie)(姜尙勳)

BA, MS (Yonsei School of Business); PhD (Rutgers Business School)

Assistant Professor


Department of Management

Room 805, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7780



Prof. Sanghoon Hoonie Kang joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School as an Assistant Professor of Management in August 2021. He teaches courses entitled “Introduction to Management” and “Global Experiential Learning II”.

Prof. Kang’s research concentrates on conditions that may facilitate or hinder people to make sound decisions. Specifically, he examines how experts’ ego detrimentally impacts their judgments and explores their tendencies to become more overconfident when challenged as part of bolstering their abilities to generate better predictions. Additionally, he also investigates how algorithmic information impacts people’s perception, biasedness, and behaviors. Prof. Kang has published his research in several of the leading management, psychology, and negotiation journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Group Decision and Negotiation, and Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

Prof. Kang received a BA in Economics from Yonsei University; a MS in Management from Yonsei School of Business; and a PhD in Management from Rutgers Business School.

Teaching Areas

Organisational Behavior

Research Interests

Overconfidence and Cognitive Biases

  • Awards & Honours
    • Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by Rutgers Business School with USD 20,000, 2019-2020
    • Fulbright Graduate Study Award, awarded by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of US Department of State with USD 70,000, 2015-2020
    • Magna Cum Laude, Yonsei University, 2010