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Dr Eunjung Kim


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5138, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2250
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5138
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2250  


Eunjung is a lecturer in Business Services in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Business Events Management


Prior to joining ECU in 2019, Dr Eunjung Kim completed her PhD study in Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith Business School at Griffith University, Australia in June 2018. Her PhD thesis entitled “An investigation of volunteer motivation and psychological contract for the effective management of sport event volunteers”.

She has been working in Griffith University as a sessional teaching staff in Event and Sport Management and a researcher involved in a research project in terms of “Volunteers at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games” funded by Griffith University.

She has published journal articles in top-ranked international journals: Tourism Management, Event Management, World Leisure Journal etc. She has conducted her research in collaboration with several sport event organisations such as Australian PGA Championship, Gold Coast Marathon, Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Also, she has been volunteering for over 10 years in various events such as Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, London 2012 Summer Olympics, Global HR Forum, San Francisco Pride etc.

Professional associations

  • Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ)
  • Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS)
  • European Association for Sport Management (EASM)

Awards and recognition

  • 2017 - Postgraduate Research Scheme Scholarship, Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) 2017 Conference
  • 2017 - High Distinction Award, Griffith Business School Higher Degree Research Poster Competition, Griffith University
  • 2017 - 2015  Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Griffith University
  • 2017 - 2015  Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Griffith University
  • 2012 - 2011  School of Tourism Dean’s Scholarship, Bournemouth University.
  • 2010 - 2007  Superiority/Neo-Renaissance/International Training Program/Exemplary/Bright Society Scholarships, Kyung Hee University
  • 2009 - Taiwan Tourism Authority Award, Hospitality & Tourism Competition, The Academy of Korea Hospitality & Tourism
  • 2008 - Essay Award in memory of Esther Briano, California State University East Bay

Research areas and interests

  • Volunteer Management in Sport and Events
  • Volunteer Tourism
  • Sport Volunteerism
  • Sport Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Systematic Quantitative Literature Review
  • Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, 2018.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kim, E., Fredline, L., Cuskelly, G., (2018), Heterogeneity of sport event volunteer motivations: A segmentation approach. Tourism Management: research, policies, practice, 68(October 2018), 375-386, DOI:
  • Kim, E., (2018), A systematic review of motivation of sport event volunteers. World Leisure Journal, 60(4), 306-329, DOI:
  • Kim, E., Cuskelly, G., (2017), A Systematic Quantitative Review Of Volunteer Management in Events. Event Management: an international journal, 21(1), 83-100, Cognizant Communication Corporation, DOI:
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