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Lecturer in Human Resource Management/ Employee Relations


I am a Lecturer in HRM & Employment Relations at the Organisation Studies Group, University of Edinburgh Business School. I am also an affiliated researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics. Prior to Edinburgh, I worked at the University of Greenwich, London (Lecturer), Stockholm School of Economics (Postdoctoral fellow) and Korea Labour Institute (Research associate).  

I hold a PhD in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics in 2019. I received an MSc in Political Economy from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2013 and a BA in Sociology from Korea University (including an exchange student program in Uppsala University) in 2011. 

Research Interests

My research interests include international business, IHRM, comparative capitalism, institutional analysis, and employment relations, focusing on institutional change, an embedded agency of multinational corporations (MNCs), and various stakeholders. 

My research work has been published in Management International Review, Journal of International Management, and Competition & Change. Besides the academic works, I have participated in various research projects published as policy reports for government organisations in Korea such as Korea Labour Institute, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Employment and Labor. I also actively have engaged with stakeholders by writing columns regularly for a Korean newspaper (Kyunghyang Shinmun), having interviews with the media, and giving guest lectures.   

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