dha College of Design

Hye-Young Kim, Ph.D.


Specialties & Expertise

  • Strategic Retailing Management

  • Consumer Behavior

  • Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)

  • RM 4123/ApSt 5123 Living in a Consumer Society

  • ApSt 8271 Retailing: Strategic Perspectives   

 Selected Scholarship

  • Kim, H-Y., Lee, J., Mun, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2017). Consumer adoption of smart in-store technology: Assessing the predictive value of attitude versus beliefs in the technology acceptance model. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 10(1), 25-36.
  • Johnson, K. K. P., Kim, H-Y., Mun, J., & Lee, J. (2015). Keeping customers shopping in stores: Interrelationships among store attributes, shopping enjoyment, and place attachment. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 25(1), 20-34.
  • Kim, H-Y., Johnson, K. K. P., Kang, J., & Lee. J. (2014). Latino retail entrepreneurship in Minnesota: Implications for Extension educators. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(1), 90-101.
  • Kim, H-Y., Lee, J., Choi, D., Wu, J., Johnson, K. K. P. (2013). Perceived benefits of retail loyalty programs: Their effects on program loyalty and customer loyalty. Journal of Relationship Marketing, 12(2), 95-113.
  • Kim, H-Y., Kang, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2012). Effect of consumer relationship proneness on perceived loyalty program attributes and resistance to change. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 40(5), 386-387.
  • Kim, H-Y., Yoo, J., Choi, D., Kim, J., Johnson, K. K. P. (2011). Personal luxury values associated with fashion brand consumption: An exploratory analysis of demographic variations in the United States. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 2(3), 130-138.
  • Kim, H-Y., & Kwon, Y. (2011). Soulmates, best friends, and casual buddies: The relationship of U.S. college students to retailer brands. Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, 29(1), 67-82.
  • Kim, H-Y., Kim, Y., Jolly, L., & Fairhurst, A. (2010). The role of love in satisfied customers’ relationships with retailers. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 20(3), 285-296.
  • Kim, H-Y., & Lee, M. (2010). Emotional loyalty and share of wallet: A contingency approach. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 17(5), 333-339.

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Conference Co-Chair, American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA), 2017
  • Special Issue Co-Editor, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (JRCS), 2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 2009 – Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 2015 – Present


  • Youngone Best Paper Award, Global Marketing Conference, 2012, 2014

  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Design, University of Minnesota, 2012

  • ITAA Best Paper Award, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2007, 2008, 2010

  • ACRA Best Paper Award, American Collegiate Retailing Association, 2005, 2008, 2011


Associate Professor

Program Director

Retail Merchandising Program


Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

352 McNeal
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136



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College of Design

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Minneapolis Offices

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