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School of Labor & Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sunjin Pak

PhD Candidate

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15 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820

Education

MS, Management, Korea University, 2014
Thesis: “High Performance Work System and Corporate Performance : The Role of Trust in Management and Common Perception among Employees and an Employer”
BS, Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 2009

Research Interests

  • Antecedents and outcomes of weekly working hours
  • Effects of work and family on employee’s health and career outcome
  • Effects of availability of work-family policies perceptions on health and career outcome
  • Reciprocal relationship between perceptions of HR practices and organizational conflict

One of Sunjin’s primary areas of interest is to find weekly working hours to maximize the happiness and success of dual-earner couples. You can check Sunjin’s current project by following this link.

Research/Academic Experience

Teaching Assistant to Dr. Yihao Liu, LER, Fall 2017
Research Assistant to Dr. Karen Kramer, HDFS, 2017
Research Assistant, LER, Professor Amit Kramer, 2016
Research Assistant, LER, Professor Ying Chen, 2015
Research Assistant, LER, Professor Craig Olson, 2014

Publications

Kramer, Karen. Z., & Pak, Sunjin. (Forthcoming) Relative earnings and depressive symptoms among working parents: Contrasting gender effects of changes in relative income on depressive symptoms over time. Sex Roles

  • Media coverage: Illinois news bureau, NDTV news, Deccan chronicle, and more.

Kim, Dong-one., Pak, Sunjin., and Seo, Hyunjun. (2013). “The HR & IR strategy of Hyundai Motors India” In IBRE and FKI (Eds.), Enterprise management’s way 2013 (pp. 90–113). Seoul: FKImedia

Sunjin Pak, Ariel Avgar (2016) Modeling the Reciprocal Relationship between Task Conflicts and High-Involvement Work Practices. CM Division, Academy of Management Conference

Sehoon Kim, Sunjin Pak, & Kibum Kwon (2016) Does Job Control Matter for Work Hours? A Comparison between the United States and Korea. HRM Division, Academy of Management Conference

Sunjin Pak (2015) The Beneficiary Potential of Task Conflicts in High Involvement Work Practices [Paper Presentation]. HRM Division, Academy of Management Conference

Sunjin Pak, Boreum Ju (2014) High Performance Work System and Corporate Performance: The Role of Trust in Management and Common Perception among Employees and an Employer [Paper Presentation]. HRM Division, Academy of Management Conference

Sunjin Pak, Boreum Ju (2014) Employee-organization agreement and trust in management of HPWS effectiveness: A mediated moderation model [Paper Presentation] Labor and Employment Relations Associations (LERA) Annual Conference

Saehee Kang, Hyunki Kim, and Sunjin Pak (2013), Does Corporate Governance Affect Human Resource Management? An Empirical Investigation of Panel Data [Paper Presentation]. The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Regional Congress

Dong­One Kim, Sunjin Pak, and Hynjun Seo. (2013). “The HR & IR Strategy of Hyundai Motors India” In IBRE and FKI (Eds.), Enterprise management’s way 2013 (pp. 90–113). Seoul: FKImedia

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Korea Labor Institute, Seoul Korea, 2014
Project Manager, Hyundai Motor Company, Ulsan Plant, Namyang R&D Center, 2009-2012
Sergeant, The Republic of Korea Marine Corps, 2003-2005