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Dr Chul Chung

Associate Professor in International Human Resource Management

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Specialisms

  • International Human Resource Management, 
  • Comparative Human Resource Management, 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Location

HBS 136 Whiteknights

Dr Chul Chung has expertise in Human Resource Management in international contexts, combining academic and practical experiences.

Chul Chung is an Associate Professor in International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, specialising in International Human Resource Management. His broad research interests encompass the areas of intersections between international business, human resource management, strategic management and organisation studies. His current research is focusing on three themes:

1. Managing people and HR functions in multinational enterprises

• International HRM of South Korean, Japanese and emerging economy MNEs

• International HRM strategies of MNEs to achieve global integration and local responsiveness in managing people

• The transfer of HRM practices to subsidiaries in MNEs

• Motives and location choices for HR shared services in MNEs

2. Knowledge, capability and innovation in MNEs

• HRM and subsidiary knowledge creation in MNEs

• International experiences of managers, social capital and knowledge flows in MNEs

• International diversification and new capability development

3. Alternative organisational praxis in institutional contexts

• Governance of worker cooperatives: multiple institutional logics and identity work

• Adoption of egalitarian employment practices in the institutional context of precarious labour

Reference: Kim, T., Chung, C. , Brewster, C. and Yoon, S.-H. (2024) Connecting managers’ international work experience, advice networks, and subsidiary-unit performance: a social capital perspective. Multinational Business Review, 32 (1). pp. 116-136. ISSN 1525-383X doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-09-2022-0154
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Chung, C. and Sparrow, P. (2024) Exploring the configuration of international HRM strategies for global integration and local responsiveness in MNEs. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. ISSN 1466-4399 (In Press)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Bozkurt, Ö., Chung, C. , Kawai, N. and Honda-Howard, M. (2024) Multinational firms as emissaries of decent work: worker responses to progressive HRM in a foreign retailer in Japan. Critical Perspectives on International Business. ISSN 1742-2043 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-12-2022-0131
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Kim, C., Chung, C. and Brewster, C. (2022) MNE subsidiary managers’ international work experience and advice networks: the moderating role of cultural distance. Journal of Global Business and Trade, 18 (1). pp. 77-96. ISSN 2470-4733 doi: 10.20294.2022.18.77 (In Press)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Chung, C. , Brewster, C. and Bozkurt, Ö. (2020) The liability of mimicry: implementing ‘Global HRM standards’ in United States and Indian subsidiaries of a South Korean multinational enterprise. Human Resource Management, 59 (6). pp. 537-553. ISSN 1099-050X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22011
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Kim, C., Chung, C. and Brewster, C. (2019) Beyond nationality: international experience as a key dimension for subsidiary staffing choices in MNEs. Journal of Global Mobility. ISSN 2049-8799 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JGM-09-2018-0050
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Kawai, N. and Chung, C. (2019) Expatriate utilization, subsidiary knowledge creation and performance: the moderating role of subsidiary strategic context. Journal of World Business, 54 (1). pp. 24-36. ISSN 1090-9516 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.09.003
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Kim, C., Chung, C. and Brewster, C. (2018) Managers’ international experience, their dual advice networks and subsidiary-unit performance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018 (1). ISSN 0065-0668 doi: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.16241abstract
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Chung, C. (2018) Making sense of global integration and local responsiveness in international HRM research. International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy, 2 (2). 153. ISSN 2059-1047 doi: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMCS.2018.10010737
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Sparrow, P., Brewster, C. and Chung, C. (2017) Globalizing human resource management, 2nd edition. Routledge. ISBN 9781138945302
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Chris Brewster - Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Chung, C. and Furusawa, M. (2016) The HRM of foreign MNCs operating in Europe. In: Dickmann, M., Brewster, C. and Sparrow, P. (eds.) International Human Resource Management: Contemporary Human Resource Issues in Europe, 3rd edition. Routledge. ISBN 9781138776029
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Chung, C. (2015) The transfer of HRM practices to India subsidiaries in a South Korean MNE in the auto industry. In: D’Costa, A. P. (ed.) After-development dynamics: South Korea’s contemporary engagements with Asia. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 126-142. ISBN 9780198729433
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Chung, C. (2014) Modes of global integration and local responsiveness in HRM of MNEs. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (1). ISSN 0065-0668 doi: https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2014.17654abstract
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Chung, C. , Sparrow, P. and Bozkurt, Ö. (2014) South Korean MNEs' international HRM approach: hybridization of global standards and local practices. Journal of World Business, 49 (4). pp. 549-559. ISSN 1090-9516 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2013.12.008
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Chung, C. (2013) Selective imprinting of integration and localization logics: a case of US subsidiary HRM practices of a South Korean MNE. Meiji Business Review, 60 (4). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0387-298x
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung
Reference: Chung, C. , Bozkurt, O. and Sparrow, P. (2012) Managing the duality of IHRM: unravelling the strategy and perceptions of key actors in South Korean MNCs. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 (11). pp. 2333-2353. ISSN 1466-4399 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.625966
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Chul Chung

Strategic Human Resource Management

This is an advanced module in Strategic Human Resource Management, which examines how companies manage people at work, and appraises the relationships between strategy, HRM and performance. Decisions and choices...

Module code: MM289

Applied Project in People Management

The project is intended to enable the student to show their ability by organizing, managing and completing an independent study to answer a business challenge. The problem or issue needs...

Module code: MMM165

International Business and International Human Resource Management

This course is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. This is an advanced course focusing on the key academic debates with regard to the issues in managing human resources in...

Module code: MMD004

Project in Human Resource Management

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to define and execute an independent piece of research in international human resource management on an approved topic of their choice...

Module code: MMM082

International Human Resource Management

This module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the choices made by multinational organisations with regard to managing their employees across different countries by introducing key concepts...

Module code: MMM081

Strategic Human Resource Management

This is an advanced module in Strategic Human Resource Management, which examines how companies manage people at work, and appraises the relationships between strategy, HRM and performance....

Module code: MM339

1. Managing people and HR functions in multinational enterprises

  • International HRM of South Korean, Japanese and emerging economy MNEs
  • International HRM strategies of MNEs to achieve global integration and local responsiveness in managing people
  • The transfer of HRM practices to subsidiaries in MNEs
  • Motives and location choices for HR shared services in MNEs

2. Knowledge, capability and innovation in MNEs

  • HRM and subsidiary knowledge creation in MNEs
  • International experiences of managers, social capital and knowledge flows in MNEs
  • International diversification and new capability development of suppliers

3. Alternative organisational praxis in institutional contexts

  • Governance of worker cooperatives: multiple institutional logics and identity work
  • Adoption of egalitarian employment practices in the institutional context of precarious labour

PhD programme:

  • International Business and International Human Resource Management (Contributor)

MSc programme:

  • International Human Resource Management (Co-module convenor)

  • Applied Project in People Management (Module convenor)

Undergraduate programme:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (Co-module convenor)

Chul was an Advisory Fellow for one of the largest business groups in South Korea.

He has eleven years of professional experience in management consulting with multinational consultancies and a research organization such as LG Economic Research Institute, Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and IBM Global Business Services as a project director or project manager for HRM, leadership development, organisation design projects for large companies in manufacturing, retail, financial services and IT services sectors in South Korea.