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Jongwook Pak
Assistant Professor, Business & Administrative Studies


Dr. Jongwook Pak is Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. He received his PhD at Seoul National University, and his Master's degrees at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Università degli Studi di Milano. Prior to joining Trinity Business School, he had held an appointment at Sahmyook University, Seoul, South Korea.

He has extensively been working on implementation issues of management practices and organizational innovation. His articles appear in top-tier international journals (ABS4*) such as Journal of Management (JOM), and he is the lead author of the book titled, Sources and Consequences of HRM Gap: The Korean Experience. Also, he is a regular presenter at Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. He was shortlisted for best paper at 2016 AOM Human Resource International Conference, and is the winner of several awards at Korean management conferences.

Before PhD, Dr. Pak worked for global management consulting firms such as booz & company, Accenture, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and was engaged in a wide range of consulting services (e.g., new business strategy, business process reengineering, HRM ).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

J. Pak, H., Chang, Effects of Person-HRM fit on Implementation behavior and High-Performance Work Systems, Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

H. Chang, J. Pak, S.Y. Son, Effects of high-performance work systems on employee knowledge sharing and task performance, Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 2017, pp14947 Conference Paper, 2017

J. Pak, S.Y. Son, Effects of Perceived High Performance Work Systems on Task Performance and Creativity: Moderating Effects of Core Self-Evaluation, Korean Journal of Management, 25, (2), 2017, p193 - 218 Journal Article, 2017

J. Pak, G.H. Chung, H. Chang, Do high performance work systems improve individual outcomes? Differential effects of HR practices, Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 2017, pp13351 Conference Paper, 2017

H.W. Lee, J. Pak, S. Kim, L.Z. Li, Effects of Human Resource Management Systems on Employee Proactivity and Group Innovation, Journal of Management, 2016, p0149206316680029 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

J. Pak, Toward the Implementation Model of High Performance Work Systems, Seoul National University, 2016 Thesis, 2016

J. Pak, G.H. Chung, The effects of person-innovation fit on individual resistance, in-role, and extra-role behavior toward innovation, Entrue Journal of Information Technology, 15, (1), 2016, p63 - 74 Journal Article, 2016

J. Pak, S. Kim, Team manager's implementation, high performance work systems intensity, and performance: A multilevel investigation, Journal of Management, 2016, p0149206316646829 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

J. Pak, S. Kim, K. Park, The effects of Individual-level HPWS on performance: the moderating effects of goal orientation, Korean Management Review, 45, (1), 2016, p125 - 150 Journal Article, 2016

J. Pak, G.H. Chung, Barriers to innovation implementation: A case study of carry-over effects of the previous innovation, Enture Journal of Information Technology, 14, 2015, p121 - 133 Journal Article, 2015

J Pak, Effects of Team Manager Visibility in Implementation of High Performance Work Systems on Performance, Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 2015, pp14138 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

J. Pak, S. Kim, L.Z. Li, Innovation-inducing HPWS and team innovation: the mediating effects of team creative process, Korean Journal of Management, 23, (2), 2015, p131 - 157 Journal Article, 2015

H.W. Lee, J. Pak, S. Kim, HPWS and team performance: The roles of team reflexivity and outcome interdependence, Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 2014, pp14770 Conference Paper, 2014

J. Pak, G. H. Chung, "Top Management Commitment to HRM, Visibilities, and HRM Gap: A Qualitative Approach", 2013, (1), 2013, pp15181--15181 Conference Paper, 2013

J. Pak, G.H. Chung, Top management commitment to HRM, visibilities, and HRM gap: A qualitative approach, Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 2013, pp15181 Conference Paper, 2013

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

J. Pak, G.H. Chung, S. Kim, J.N. Choi, Sources and Consequences of HRM gap: The Korean Experience, Charleston, SC, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016 Book, 2016

Research Expertise


Dr. Pak's primary interest lies in enhancing the implementation effectiveness of strategy and innovation. Pointing out organizational initiatives often fail, he maintains that properly managing the implementation process is, if not more, as crucial for business success as formulating the right strategy. And at the heart of it are transforming human resources and leading organizational change. Research keywords are: strategic human resource management, organizational change, creativity and innovation, and technological and cultural issues in managing organizations


Awards and Honours

Best Paper Finalist, Academy of Management HR International Conference 2016

Best Paper Award, the Korean Academy of Human Resource Management 2016


The Academy of Management 2013 – Present

The Korean Academic Society of Business Administration 2014 – Present