You can contact Junghoon Park at Junghoon.Park@lmu.edu.
Junghoon Park is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. Junghoon earned his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center and Baruch College, City University of New York. Junghoon’s research expertise focuses on global sustainability strategy, inspired by a strong interest in exploring how firms can design and implement strategies to tackle pressing sustainability issues, such as climate change and public health deficiencies.
Junghoon studies the reciprocal relationship between strategy and sustainability in two main areas: (i) how firms design and implement strategies to advance sustainability and (ii) how sustainability issues affect firm strategies. He also extends his research to examine how firms can contribute to tackling public health crises, a subject that holds vital relevance in today’s sustainability discourse. With his commitment to bridging the gap between academia and real-world application, Junghoon aims to foster a better understanding of how firms can play a pivotal role in addressing global sustainability challenges.
City University of New York, The Graduate Center & Baruch College: Ph.D., Management 2023
Kyung Hee University: M.S., International Business 2016
Kyung Hee University: B.A., International Business and Trade 2014
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How scholars can help businesses be good citizens
City University of New York Graduate Center
Student commencement speaker
Path for early-career scholars toward real-world impact: From predictions to possibilities
Impact Scholar Community
Authored by Park, J., & Augugliaro, J.
Global sustainable development: How can multinationals contribute?
Insights @ Center for Emerging Markets
By Montiel. I., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Park, J., Antolín-López, R., Husted, B.W.
The evolution of sustainability concerns over business activities: From local to cross-national to globalThe research handbook on international corporate social responsibility, Edward Elgar Publishing
Park, J., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., & Montiel, I.
Although sustainability has recently become a crucial topic of discussion among business practitioners and scholars, the much longer history of sustainability addressing how companies operate is little known. In this chapter, we analyze the historical evolution of attitudes toward sustainability concerns over business activities, i.e., societal worries about the negative externalities of business activities on social and environmental issues. We propose that sustainability concerns in business have a deep historical foundation that can be traced back to the 18th century. Over time, these concerns have expanded in the scale at which they operate, moving from the local (1700s-1960s) to the cross-national (1970s-1990s) to the global (2000s-2020s). We illustrate this evolution by showcasing the development of two sustainability concerns in business activities: poor working conditions and industrial pollution.
A primer for preventing pandemics: Insights for businessRutgers Business Review
Montiel, I., Park, J., Husted, B. W., & Velez‐Calle, A.
We first summarize the key points of our recent article titled “Tracing the connections between international business and communicable diseases,” published in the Journal of International Business Studies in 2022. Then, building on these points, we provide four recommendations for managers to help prevent future pandemics: (i) use the company’s core capabilities to improve health, (ii) integrate public health tools and knowledge into the company’s strategic decisions, (iii) reduce the risk of syndemics in communities where the company operates, and (iv) engage in cross-sector health partnerships.
Tracing the connections between international business and communicable diseasesJournal of International Business Studies
Montiel, I., Park, J., Husted, B. W., & Velez‐Calle, A.
We posit that international business and the emergence and spread of communicable diseases are intrinsically connected. To support our arguments, we first start with a historical timeline that traces the connections between international business and communicable diseases back to the sixth century. Second, following the epidemiology of communicable diseases, we identify two crucial transitions related to international business: the emergence of epidemics within a host country and the shift from epidemics to global pandemics. Third, we highlight international business contextual factors (host country regulatory quality, urbanization, trade barriers, global migration) and multinationals’ activities (foreign direct investment, corporate political activity, global supply chain management, international travel) that could accelerate each transition. Finally, building on public health insights, we suggest research implications for business scholars on how to integrate human health challenges into their studies and practical implications for global managers on how to help prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Pros and cons for managers of multinationalsAIB Insights
Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Doh, J. P., Giuliani, E., Montiel, I., & Park, J.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are becoming a crucial mechanism for coordinating governments’ efforts to address global challenges. However, their implementation by managers is challenging. In this article, we offer an overview of the pros and cons of the SDGs as mechanisms for managers of multinationals to help contribute to sustainable development. On the pro side, the SDGs are comprehensive and actionable. On the con side, they are vague, complex and may lend themselves to “rainbow-washing.” We provide suggestions for managers to help them respond to these challenges by avoiding cherry-picking SDGs, using the SDGs to assess sustainability, and pursuing SDG projects via partnerships.
The grand challenge of human health: A review and an urgent call for business-health research.Business & Society
Park, J., Montiel, I., Husted, B. W., & Balarezo, R.
Considering the urgency of addressing grand challenges that affect human health and achieving the ambitious health targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role of business in improving health has become critical. Yet, our systematic review of the business–health literature reveals that business research focuses primarily on occupational health and safety, health care organizations, and health regulations. To embrace the health externalities generated by business activities, we propose that future research should investigate the conditions under which business (a) articulates and participates in health challenges, (b) engages in multilevel actions toward tackling health challenges, and (c) improves health outcomes and its impact on the health of external stakeholders, including customers and local communities. We also urge business scholars to engage with the public health research community to increase impact.
Implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in international businessJournal of International Business Studies
Montiel, I., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Park, J., Antolín-López, R., & Husted, B. W.
Building on the concept of externalities, we propose an explanation of how multinationals can contribute to the enactment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as part of their ordinary investments. First, we suggest grouping the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into six categories based on whether they increase positive externalities – knowledge, wealth, or health – or reduce negative externalities – the overuse of natural resources, harm to social cohesion, or overconsumption. Second, we propose placing these categories within an extended value chain to facilitate their implementation. Third, we argue that multinationals’ internal investments in host-country subsidiaries to improve their competitiveness contribute to addressing externalities in host-country communities, while external investments in host communities to solve underdevelopment generate competitiveness externalities on host-country subsidiaries.