Department of International Economics, Government and Business


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Zhen Im

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of International Economics, Governments and Business, Copenhagen Business School. I am interested in how labour market changes influence public opinion and voting behaviour through the interface of welfare policies. I did my PhD at the University of Helsinki which focused on how the threat of workplace automation influences public support for welfare policies and voting behaviour in Western Europe. I am currently part of the Work Package “Fair Working Conditions” led by Caroline de la Porte which is part of “EUSOCIALcit”, an EU Horizon programme led by the University of Amsterdam (2019-2024). In this work package, I explore how negative consequences of societal transformations such as the gig and platform economy may be regulated.

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Zhen Jie Im; Trine Pernille Larsen; Brigitte Pircher / European Social Dialogues : Shaping EU Social Policy Through Parental Leave Rights.
In: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 22.2.2024
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Zhen Jie Im / Paying the Piper for the Green Transition? : Perceptions of Unfairness From Regional Employment Declines in Carbon-polluting Industrial Sectors.
In: Journal of European Public Policy, 16.1.2024
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Zhen Jie Im / Variations in Social Europe? : National Political Parties' Positions on EU-level Social Regulations.
In: Social Policy and Administration, 18.2.2024
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Caroline de la Porte; Zhen Jie Im; Brigitte Pircher; Nuria Ramos Martin; Dorota Szelewa / An Examination of ‘Instrumental Resources’ in Earmarked Parental Leave : The Case of the Work–life Balance Directive.
In: Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 33, No. 5, 12.2023, p. 525-539
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Nuria Ramos; Jesús R. Mercader Uguina; Ana Belén Muñoz Ruiz; Amanda Moreno Solana; Guillermo García González; Lourdes Sánchez Galindo; Francisco Vallejo; Gabriela Grizzo; Alberto Arufe Varela; Caroline de la Porte; Zhen Jie Im; Brigitte Pircher; Dorota Szelewa / Health and Safety at Work : Achievements, Shortcomings, and Policy Options.
Brussel : EuSocialCit 2023, 154 p. (EuSocialCit Working Paper, No. July 2023)
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Caroline de la Porte; Zhen Jie Im; Brigitte Pircher; Dorota Szelewa / The EU's Work-life Balance Directive : Institutional Change of Father-specific Leave across Member States.
In: Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 57, No. 4, 7.2023, p. 549-563
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Zhen Jie Im; Caroline de la Porte; Elke Heins; Andrea Prontera; Dorota Szelewa / Toward a Real Green Transition? : Triple Constraints Holding Back EU Member States’ “Greening” Industrial Strategies.
In: European Social Policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges to National Welfare and EU Policy. . ed. /Stefanie Börner; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2023, p. 215-245 (International Policy Exchange)
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Laura Scheele; Zhen Jie Im; Janine Leschke / Unpredictable and Non-transparent Working Conditions? : Riders in the Food-delivery Sector in Six EU Countries.
Brussels : EuSocialCit 2023, 95 p. (EuSocialCit Working Paper) (The Future of European Social Citizenship, No. D4.3)
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Zhen Jie Im; Hanna Wass; Anu Kantola; Timo Kauppinen / With Status Decline in Sight, Voters Turn Radical Right : How Do Experience and Expectation of Status Decline Shape Electoral Behaviour?.
In: European Political Science Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2.2023, p. 116-135
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Caroline de la Porte; Zhen Jie Im; Brigitte Pircher; Dorota Szelewa; Nuria Ramos; Jesús R. Mercader Uguina; Francisco Javier Gómez Abelleira; Ana Belén Muñoz Ruiz; Pablo Gimeno Díaz de Atauri / Strengthening European Social Rights via the Work-Life Balance Directive?
Genève : Zenodo 2022, 88 p.
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Outside activities

2021 - ongoing: University of Helsinki (project basis) - Conducting research (drafting of papers and empirical analyses) with projects led by Anu Kantola, Heikki Hiilamo and Hanna Wass at the University of Helsinki. It is on a project basis (remuneration amounts to about 5% to 10% of total working hours). Note: No employment contract, project basis only.

2023-2025 - LUT University (Visiting Researcher) - 1) Conduct research under behalf of LUT School of Engineering Sciences, Department of Social Sciences (3 publications over the period with LUT listed as second/third affiliation), 2) Participate in supervision of suitable doctoral candidates (as part of Committee), 3) Engage in joint research projects with other LUT faculty, 4) Give at least 1 presentation/year in the doctoral seminar at the Department of Social Sciences.