Dr Chul Chung

Assistant Professor of International Human Resource Management

Dr Chul Chung

Dr Chul Chung

International Business and Strategy
BY AREA: Human resource management; multi-national corporations; knowledge; staffing; employment outcomes
BY INDUSTRY: Manufacturing, Auto, Information technology, Business services
BY GEOGRAPHY: Asia (South Korea, Japan, India), Europe, U.S.A
HBS 136 Whiteknights
c.chung@henley.ac.uk
+44 (0) 118 378 7751
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Biography

Chul Chung is an Assistant Professor (UK Lecturer) in International Business and Strategy 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:

  • Managing people and knowledge in multinational enterprises

- international HRM strategies of MNEs to achieve global integration and local responsiveness in managing people

- socio-political dynamics in implementing global HRM policies across subsidiaries in national and sub-national contexts

- the role of HRM in subsidiary knowledge creation

  • Executive staffing and strategic outcomes
  • The role of corporate governance and business models in employment practices and outcomes 

Chul has substantial experience as a management consultant specialising in organisation design and human resource management with multinational consultancies and a research organization such as Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), IBM Global Business Services and LG Economic Research Institute.

He earned a PhD in Management and an MA in HR/KM from Lancaster University Management School, and an MBA and BBA from Yonsei University in South Korea.

Programme delivery

Module convenor for International Human Resource Management, Project in Human Resource Management and lecturer for Comparative Human Resource Management on the MSc programme in International Human Resource Management.

Module convenor for Strategic Human Resource Management on the Undergraduate Programmes.

 

Academic activity

Books

Sparrow, P., Brewster, C. and Chung, C. (2017) Globalizing human resource management, 2nd edition. Routledge. ISBN 9781138945302 

Papers/book chapters:

Chung, C. (2018) Making sense of global integration and local responsiveness in international HRM research, International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.153–175. ISSN 2059-1047 

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.

Chung, C. (2015) The transfer of HRM practices to India subsidiaries in a South Korean MNE in the auto industry. In Anthony P. D’Costa (Eds.), After-Development Dynamics: South Korea’s Contemporary Engagements with Asia, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-872943-3

Chung, C., Sparrow, P. & Bozkurt, O.  (2014) South Korean MNEs' international HRM approach: hybridization of global standards and local practices. Journal of World Business, 49 (4). ISSN 1090-9516 doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2013.12.008

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: 10.1080/09585192.2011.625966

Conferences/seminars:

Chung, C., Brewster, C. & Bozkurt, Ö. (2017) Multi-layered institutional contexts and socio-political dynamics in implementing global HRM policies: A case of a South Korean MNE. Asia Academy of Management Conference. Kitakyushu. – Best paper award. 

Kim, C., Chung, C., Yoon, J., Park, J., Lee, Y., & Kim, J. (2017) Location choices for HR shared services in MNEs: the role of HQ’s control motive. AIB UKI-Reading Conference. Reading.

 Chung, C (2016) How to manage global integration and local responsiveness simultaneously?:  A configurational view on IHRM strategy. Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy. Vienna.

Park, J., Kim, C., Lee, Y., & Chung, C (2016) Cost Efficiency or Ease of Headquarters’ Control? :  A Study on Location Choices for HR Shared Services in MNEs. International HRM Conference, Victoria.

Chung, C., Brewster, C., & Bozkurt, Ö. (2015) Transferring HRM policies: South Korean MNE's subsidiaries in India and the USA, 9th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network, Utrecht.

Chung, C. (2015) The conditions of local adaptation in the transfer of HRM policies in MNEs: A case of a S. Korean MNE's subsidiaries in the USA and India, EGOS Conference, Athens.

Chung, C. (2015) Making sense of global integration and local responsiveness in international HRM research, Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference, Reading.

Kim, C., Chung, C., Brewster, C. (2015) A conceptual model of subsidiary staffing, Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland) Annual Conference, Manchester.

Chung, C. (2014) Modes of global integration and local responsiveness in HRM of MNEs. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Chung, C., Bozkurt, O., and Aoki, K. (2013) A hybridization approach to globalization of HRM: a study of Japanese and South Korean MNEs. Also co-organising the session, Hybridization in governance and managerial practices in Japan and Korea. SASE 25th Annual Conference, Asian Capitalisms, Milan.

Chung, C. (2013) Korean MNE as a distributor of ‘global HRM best practices’?: a case of India subsidiaries of a South Korean MNE in the auto industry. Dynamic Korea in a transforming Asia: opportunities and challenges for South Korean development. Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School.

Chung, C., Sparrow, P. and Bozkurt, O. (2012) Beyond global standardization and localization: Korean MNEs and the optimization as an IHRM strategy. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston.

Co-organiser, the special track on critical perspectives in international business and management, 2012 Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland) annual conference, Liverpool.

Co-organiser, Meiji-Lancaster PhD Workshop on Work, Employment and Human Resource Management, Lancaster University, U.K. & Meiji University, Japan, February/June 2012.

Invited presentations on international HRM of Korean MNEs as a visiting scholar at a faculty seminar and a PhD seminar. Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce & Management, Kunitachi, Japan, 2011.

Chung, C., Bozkurt, O., & Sparrow, P. (2010) Managing the duality of IHRM: unravelling the strategy and perceptions of key actors in South Korean MNCs. International HRM Conference, Birmingham.

Corporate activities

Chul is 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 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.