Wonhyuk Cho, PhD

Dr. Cho is Senior Lecturer of Public Management at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. (wonhyuk.cho@vuw.ac.nz)


His research has been focused on performance management of public organizations, bureaucracy, human resource management, citizen satisfaction, policing, e-government and comparative public administration.

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Journal articles

B. Allen, L. E. Tamindael, S. H. Bickerton, and W. Cho. (2019) Does Citizen Coproduction Lead to Better Urban Services in Smart Cities Projects? An Empirical Study on E-Participation in a Mobile Big Data Platform. Government Information Quarterly (SSCI). (Corresponding Author)


J-Y. Hur, W. Cho, G. Lee, and S. Bickerton. (2019) The “Smart Work” Myth: How Bureaucratic Inertia and Workplace Culture Stymied Digital Transformation in the Relocation of South Korea’s Capital. Asian Studies Review, 43(3) (SSCI). (Corresponding Author)

G. Plimmer, E. Franken, and W. Cho. (2019) Competing Demands and Variable Managers. Public Sector: Journal of the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand, 42(3): 3-4.

D. Kim, W. Cho, and H-Y. Park. (2019) Asset-Building Approaches to Community Development and the Role of Local Government in Urban Regeneration.  The Korean Journal of Public Administration, (KCI). (Corresponding Author) 

W. Cho and A.T-K Ho. (2018) Does Neighborhood Crime Matter? A Multi-Year Survey Study on Perceptions of Race, Victimization, and Public Safety, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 55: 13-26 (SSCI). (First Author)

D. Sagarik, P. Chansukree, W. Cho, and E. Berman. (2018) E-Government 4.0 in Thailand: The Role of Central Agencies. Information Polity, 32(1): 149-174.

A. T-K. Ho and W. Cho. (2017). Government Communication Effectiveness and Satisfaction with the Police: A Large-Scale Survey Study. Public Administration Review, 77(2): 228-239. (SSCI).

W. Cho. (2017). Change and Continuity in Police Organizations: Institution, Legitimacy, and Democratization. Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 32(1): 149-174. (KCI). (First Author)

J-Y. Hur, M-Y. Kwon, W. Cho. (2015). Administrative Inefficiency of Geographically Dispersed Central Government Bodies: Case study on Sejong-City in Korea Using Grounded Theory. Korean Public Administration Review, 49(3): 127-159. (KCI). (Corresponding Author)

T. Im, W. Cho, G. Porumbescu, J. Park. (2014). Internet, Trust in Government, and Citizen Compliance. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (J-PART), 24(3): 741-763 (SSCI). (Corresponding Author)

N. Kim and W. Cho, (2015) Agencification and Performance: The Impact of Autonomy and Result-Control on the Performance of Executive Agencies in Korea, Public Performance & Management Review, 38(2): 214-233 (SSCI) (Corresponding Author)

T. Im, W. Cho, J. Campbell, and H. Lee, (2014) Citizen Preference and Resource Allocation: The Case for Participatory Budgeting in Seoul, Local Government Studies, 40(1):1-19 (SSCI) 

W. Cho, and S. Cha. (2014). A Study of Internationally-Comparable Indices of ICT Development: Scope, Measures, and Limitations, Korean Journal of Public Administration, 18(3): 177-218. (KCI). (First Author)

J. Campbell and W. Cho. (2014) Two Faces of Government-Business Relations During South Korea’s Developmental Period. Korean Comparative Government Review 18(1): 47-66. (KCI).  (Corresponding Author)

W. Cho, T. Im, G. Porumbescu, H. Lee, J. Park. (2013). A Cross-Country Study of the Relationship between Weberian Bureaucracy and Government Performance, International Review of Public Administration, 18(3): 115-137 (First Author)

W. Cho. (2013). Discretionary Behavior of Public Employees in Police Organization: Grounded Theory Approach to Public Management in Korea. Korean Public Administration Review, 47(3): 389-423. (KCI). (First Author)

W. Cho, T. Im, S. Cha, J. Jeong, and M. Lee. (2013) A Cross-County Comparison of Government Competitiveness: Measures and Evaluations. Korean Comparative Government Review, 17(2): 95-124. (KCI). (First Author)

W. Cho, T. Im S. Cha, J. Jeong, and M. Lee. (2013). A Meta Analysis of Development Studies: From Government Competitiveness Perspectives. Korean Journal of Public Administration, 51(2): 31-59. (KCI). (Corresponding Author)

W. Cho, T. Im, and H. Jung (2012). A Study on Unbureaucratic Rule-bending Behavior of Public Employees in Korea, Journal of Korean Policy Studies, 12(4): 453-475. (KCI cadidate). (First Author)

Y. Kang, W. Cho, and G. Jung, (2012) Does Decentralization Matter in Health Outcomes: Evidence from 22 OECD Unbalanced Panel Data for 1995-2005. International Review of Public Administration, 17(1): 1-32

W. Cho and N. Kim. (2012). Expertise of Public Employees in the Board of Audit and Inspection in Korea, Korean Public Personnel Administration Review, 11(2): 165-194. (KCI).  (Corresponding Author)

T. Im, W. Cho, and G. Porumbescu (2011). An Empirical Analysis of the Relation between Social Spending and Economic Growth in Developing Countries and OECD Members. The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 33(1): 37-55. (E-SCI)

T. Im and W. Cho (2011) Performance Tools and Their Impact on Pollution Reduction: An Assessment of Environmental Taxation and R&D, International Review of Public Administration, 15(3): 53-65.

T. Im and W. Cho (2010) Time Factors in Policy Performance: The Korean Government’s Economic Crisis Management in 2008, The Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 25(2): 103-128. (KCI).

W. Cho, T. Im and H. Jung. (2010) A Study on Citizen Satisfaction with Public Town Office Service in Korea, Korea Local Administration Review, 24(1): 67-96. (KCI).

T. Im and W. Cho (2008) Decentralization and Economic Growth in Korea. The Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 23(1): 49-71. (KCI).

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