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Yongsun Paik, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Asian Business

Yongsun Paik

Yongsun Paik is a professor of international business and management at Loyola Marymount University. He holds a Ph.D. in international business from the University of Washington and a master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He served as country economist at the Export-Import Bank of Korea between 1979 and 1984 after graduating from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea in 1978.

Dr. Paik was awarded a Fulbright grant for his appointment at Yonsei University in Korea during spring 2005. His primary research interests focus on international human resource management, global strategic alliances and Asian Pacific business studies.

Dr. Paik has published three books including "Global Business: Connecting Theory to Reality," "Managing a Global Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities in International Human Resource Management," and "Changing Face of Korean Management" as well as over 50 articles in major international business and management journals. His articles have appeared in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Business Horizons, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Management Inquiry among others. Dr. Paik is the former president of the Association of Korean Management Scholars (AKMS) and is on the editorial board for the Journal of World Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, and European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management.

Marki Jones, Ed.D., Assistant Director of the Center for Asian Business

As the Assistant Director of the Center for Asian Business and Program Management Director of the Center for International Business Education (CIBE), Dr. Jones provides strategic leadership and oversees comprehensive administration of diverse international business education programs. To date, she has administered 100+ international and interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular programs. Dr. Jones has also been instrumental in securing multiple grants and gifts totaling more than $2 million for international programs and student scholarships. She serves as a liaison for partnerships with organizations and universities around the world; and has served as an executive board member for non-profit organizations, providing leadership and service to underrepresented communities. She is intrinsically driven to foster cross-cultural understanding, with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a focus on raising implicit bias awareness. Dr. Jones is also an adjunct professor in the LMU School of Education where she has taught graduate courses in Transformative Pedagogy and Critical Issues in Education; as well as an undergraduate course entitled Sociocultural Analysis of Education. She holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis in international education from California Lutheran University, an M.A. in Educational Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. 

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