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Alwyn Lim

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Contact Information
E-mail: alwynlim@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3533
Office: KAP 352

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan, 2012

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Alwyn Lim's research examines the global dimensions of organizational activity, focusing on the moral regulation of the economy and the institutions that govern macro society-economy relationships. His current work studies the emergence of corporate social responsibility frameworks in the United Nations, their diffusion across countries and corporations, and their implementation in domestic contexts.

Research Specialties

Organizations and Institutions; Global and Transnational Sociology; Human Rights and Social Movements


Journal Article

Lim, A., Tsutsui, K. (2012). Globalization and Commitment in Corporate Social Responsibility: Cross-National Analyses of Institutional and Political-Economy Effects. American Sociological Review. Vol. 77, pp. 69-98.
Tsutsui, K., Whitlinger, C., Lim, A. (2012). International Human Rights Law and Social Movements: States' Resistance and Civil Society's Insistence. Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Vol. 8, pp. 367-369.

Service to the Profession

Conferences Organized

Co-organizer, Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World, University of Michigan; International House of Japan, Toyko, Sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership; and the Center for Japanese Studies, Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies, Department of Sociology, and the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan), 2010-2012  
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