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Cheong Kim

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Research Scholar
(208) 426-2538

Environmental Research Building (ERB) #2165
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1935

Cheong explores significant questions in the areas of local government management, contract management, nonprofits, and environmental policy from a broader perspective of community resilience against a crisis. He published two papers concerning economic crisis that examine how an economic crisis affects the spending of local government savings (2022, International Journal of Public Administration) and how municipal government form and home rule modify the effect of economic crisis on contracting (2015, Public Budgeting and Finance). Another paper concerns a fiscal crisis, which explores how contracting out and a nonprofit form of contractor could improve the fiscal sustainability of public services (2023, Public Performance & Management Review). Two papers look into government efforts to prevent or mitigate an environmental crisis (2022, 2018, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management). A successful response to a crisis involves active cooperation between a local government and private organizations in a community. One of his papers analyzes characteristics of government, private nonprofit, and private for-profit organizations to generate insights on how to build an effective governance arrangement with private organizations (2021, The Social Science Journal). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California with a specialization in Public Management.

In his free time, Cheong enjoys hiking because the mountains and lakes in Idaho are beautiful.

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Research Interests

  • Local Government Management
  • Contract Management
  • Nonprofits
  • Environmental Policy
  • Policy/Program Evaluation