Hyesong Ha

Position: Assistant Professor

Education Background:

Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Indiana University (USA)

Research Areas

Quantitative analysis, organizational theory & behavior, organizational performance, public sector innovation, human resource management, employee empowerment & performance management, corruption & ethical behavior

Research Output

Contact information

Hyesong Ha
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Public Policy
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Telephone: +7 7172 70 62 23
Email: hyesong.ha@nu.edu.kz

Hyesong Ha has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor in 2020. Prior to joining GSPP, Dr. Ha held a position of a Research Associate at the Center for Future Government Studies (CFGS) at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

Published papers/Under review

Journal articles:
  • Ha, H. & Hur, H. (2023). Public Agents’ Empowerment and Rule-Breaking Behaviors: Evidence from Panel Analysis of U.S. Federal Agencies. Public Organization Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-023-00743-z
  • Knox, C., Janenova, S., & Ha, H. (2023). Social injustice in consolidated authoritarian regimes: responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Social Justice in a Turbulent Era (pp. 24-46). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781803926155.00007
  • Yerdaulet Zhiyenbayev, Kunikey Sakhiyeva & Hyesong Ha (2022). Identifying Future Employment Trends and Skills in the Mining Sector in Kazakhstan, Korean Journal of Futures Studies, 7(1)
  • Ha, H., Raghavan, A., & Demircioglu, M. A. (2022). COVID-19 and employee productivity in the public sector. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 1-24.,  https://doi.org/10.1080/23276665.2022.2104737
  • Ha, H., & Park, H. (2020), Analysis of Factors Affecting Women’s Fear of Sexual Crimes: Focus on Moderating Effects of Household Type and CCTV Policy, The Korean Public Administration Review (KPAR), 54(2), 379-423
  • Suzuki, K., Ha, H., & Avellaneda, C. N. (2020). Direct and non‐linear innovation effects of demographic shiftsAustralian Journal of Public Administration79(3), 351-369.  https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12424
  • Hur, H., & Ha, H. (2019). The link between perceptions of fairness, job training opportunity and at-will employees’ work attitudes. European Journal of Training and Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-09-2018-0090
  • Suzuki, K., & Ha, H. (2018). Municipal merger and local democracy: An assessment of the merger of Japanese municipalities. Lex Localis16(4), 759-784. DOI: 10.4335/16.4.759-784(2018)
  • “Employee Empowerment improves Organizational Performance in the Public Sector?- Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method on a Survey Data,” International Public Management Journal 
  • “Empowerment Practices and Organizational Outcomes in the Public Sector: A Causal Inference from Panel Data Analysis,” International Public Management Journal
  • “Femаle Entrepreneurs and Credit Access in Kazakhstan,” Journal of Eurasian Studies, coauthored with Gulaiym Tnymbergen .
  • “Authoritarian and Democratic States: the Covid pandemic and the efficacy of public health outcomes” Journal of Public Policy, coauthored with Colin Knox and Saltanat Janenova 
Working papers:
  • Ha, Hyesong & Mehmet Demircioglu.. “Empowerment Practices and Organizational Outcomes in the Public Sector: A Causal Inference from Panel Data Analysis,  International Public Management Journal (IPMJ)
  • Ha, Hyesong. “Economic Shocks of COVID19 –Labor Market Impacts in Kazakhstan”
  • Ha, Hyesong. “Varieties of E-Government and their Influence on Quality of Government,” coauthored with Taha Hameduddin.
  • Ha, Hyesong, “Government Trust & E-government Performance-Focusing on Government Website Quality and Usage in Korea” coauthored with J. Moon.
  • Ha, Hyesong. “A Dynamic Impact of Diversities (Gender, Race, Age) on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in the Recent Recession Period, controlling Wage Level: 3 level HLM & HMLM Approach”