Personal profile


Hongryol is a Lecturer in International Business at Queen’s Management School. He holds his M.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University (USA) and received his Ph.D. from Temple University (USA). Before joining Queen’s Management School, Hongryol taught Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, and Creating New Ventures as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Business Administration, and served as a BK21 FOUR (funded by the Korean government) Postdoctoral Researcher at Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He also taught Global Business Policies (the strategy capstone course of B.B.A.) for three years at Temple University, USA. Prior to his academic career, Hongryol had industry experience in the Oil refinery & Energy sector of South Korea.

Research Focus

Hongryol's primary research focuses on advancing knowledge of how business ecosystems are initially formed, then evolve over time, and are ultimately controlled by a self-organization mechanism. His research theme lies at the intersection between global strategy, organizational control, and complexity in international contexts, such as global value chains, multinational business ecosystems, and globalization/de-globalization. Hongryol’s research has been published in the Journal of International Management, Management and Organization Review, and Korean Management Review, Management International Review, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Research Interests

Themes: Strategic management, Global strategy, Business ecosystems, Global value chains, Innovation

Methodologies: Quantitative research, Case study, Topic modeling (NLP/ML), Network analysis


MGT7221 The Global Business Context (MSc International Business): Module coordinator

MGT2011 International Business (BSc Business Management, Business Economics, International Business): Co-teaching

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • HB Economic Theory


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