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Dr Jongwook Pak

Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management

Room 411
pakj@tcd.ie
01 896 2507


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.

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Jongwook has extensively been working on implementation issues of management practices and organizational innovation. His articles appear in top-tier international journals 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 ). He was a national-level swimmer and won several national championships over his athletic career. He still enjoys swimming at Trinity College Sport Centre.

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. Not only has he been working on related research topics, but involved in delivering consulting and advisory services to corporations. Projects are often in areas of developing growth strategies, operating models (e.g., organizational design, HRM, process improvement), and change programs.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Change
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Technological and Cultural Issues in Managing Organisations

 

1. Effects of Perceived High Performance Work Systems on Task Performance and Creativity: Moderating Effects of Core Self-Evaluation
Pak, J. & Son, S. Y. (2017). Effects of Perceived High Performance Work Systems on Task Performance and Creativity: Moderating Effects of Core Self-Evaluation, Korean Journal of Management, 25(2), 193-218.

2. A multilevel investigation of HRM systems influencing employee proactivity and team innovation
Lee, H, Pak, J, Kim, S, & Li, L. (2016) . A multilevel investigation of HRM systems influencing employee proactivity and team innovation, Journal of Management, online

3. Team manager’s implementation, high performance work systems intensity, and performance: A multilevel investigation
Pak, J. & Kim, S. (2016). Team manager’s implementation, high performance work systems intensity, and performance: A multilevel investigation, Journal of Management 56, online

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    1. Sources and Consequences of HRM gap: The Korean Experience
    Pak, J., Chung, G. H., Kim, S., & Choi, J. N. (2016) . Sources and Consequences of HRM gap: The Korean Experience Behavioral finance: Investors, corporations, and markets Charleston, SC: CreateSpace

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  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Employee Relations