Hong-Geun Chang

Visiting Scholar


University of Tübingen
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Department of Korean Studies

 Wilhelmstr. 133, Room 40


Academic Profile

02.2008 - Present
Research Fellow

Korea Labor Institute

01.2001 - 01.2008
Research Fellow

Korea Institute for Vocational Education and Training

02.1999 - 12.2000
Team Leader

Korea Labor Institute, Labor Market Evaluation Center

09.1992 - 10.1998
Senior Researcher

Korea Institute of Social Studies

03.1989 - 02.1999
Ph.D. Dept. of Sociology

Seoul National University

03.1985 - 02.1987
M.A. Dept. of Sociology

Seoul National University

03.1981 - 02.1985
B.A. Dept. of Sociology

Seoul National University


  • The Korea Association of Employment and Industrial Relations.  Vice President
  • The Korea Association of Sociology


Research Focus

      Industrial Relations, Labour Politics, Employment & Social Policies

Current Projects

      Labour Market Reform and Industrial Relations



  • A study on the transformation of labour regime in Korea, 1987-1997. (1999 in Korean).


  • 30 years after 1987: Search for a new labour regime, KLI. (2017 in Korean).
  • Research report of national survey on Industrial Relations, KLI. (2017 in Korean).
  • Searching for an alternative labour regime-The structure and dynamism of labour regime in Korea after 1987-, KLI. (2016 in Korean).
  • An evaluation and strategy for a development of workplace innovation program in Korea, KLI. (2012 in Korean).
  • Skills development system and industrial relations, KLI. (2009 in Korean).


  • Peter Auer, 2000, Employment revival in Europe: Labour market success in Austria, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands, ILO : Geneva. (into Korean)


  • "The September 15 Tripartite Agreement on Structural Reforms of the Labor Market and Prospects for the Labor Regime in Korea", KEI Academic Paper Series, Jan. 2016. (Paper presented at a Seminar of Korea Economic Institute of America. Jan. 21, 2016, Washington D.C.)
  • "The Rights of Vocational Training and the Swamp of Market", The Journal of Labor Policies, Vol. 12, No. 4(Dec. 2012), Korea Labor Institute.
  • "The Reform of the TVET System in the Republic of Korea for an Aging Society".  in International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work. Vol.5. pp.2431-2444. Springer (2009).
  •  "An international Comparison on the Occupational Prestige", Paper presented at the 7th Asia HRD International Conference (2008.11)