Expert Details

Sanghoon Nam

Contact Information

Sanghoon Nam
Phone Number:(250) 721-6402
Languages: English, Korean

Research Information

Research Description

Cross-Cultural (International) Management
Expatriate and Repatriate Management
Korean Chaebol (Conglomerates)
International Human Resource Management

Research Keywords

Community Interaction

UVic Speakers Bureau

Nam takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

International Involvement

International Research

Examine how Canadian multinational corporations such as ATA (Alcan Taihan Aluminum Inc.) manage the cultural differences between the "Lead and Support" leadership style of the North American expatriate managers and the "Command and Control" expectations of the Korean employees.

Examine how and why Kia Motors, once hailed as "the Company of Korean Citizens" among the 10 largest Korean "chaebols" (or conglomerates), went bankrupt in 1990s.

Examine the cultural differences in managerial perceptions and behaviours between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures (e.g. how American and Korean managers differ in responding to failures).

Examine the expatriate and repatriate management issues and problems among Korean multinational corporations.

Countries lived/worked in

The U.S.A. and South Korea

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information