Professor Sven Horak, St. John’s University New York, works in the area of global management, international HR and leadership. His research enhances the theoretical and practical understanding on how informality and informal networking influences the practice of global management in its respective domains. In his work, he explores informal structures and the drivers and ideals of informal networking, which helps global managers to connect and to improve their networking capabilities.

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Publications

Horak, S. (Ed.), 2022.
Informal Networks in International Business. Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK.
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Jakobsen, M.; Worm, V, & Horak, S., 2023.
Compassion in the International Business Studies – Prospects for Future Research
critical perspectives on international business, forthcoming
   » DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-01-2021-0012
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-01-2021-0012
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Horak, S. & Bader, V. 2023.
Persistence and strengths of informal networks - Clientelism in the post-Soviet Union.
European Journal of International Management, 19(2), 265-294.
   » DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2020.10021180
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2020.10021180
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Arya, B.; Horak, S.; Bacouël-Jentjens, S. & Ismail, K., 2023.
Leading Entrepreneurial Sustainability Initiatives in Emerging Economies.
International Journal of Emerging Markets, 18(1), 64-85.
   » DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-08-2020-0951
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-08-2020-0951
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Stefanidis, A.; Casselman, M. & Horak, S., 2022.
Twenty-five Years of Management Research on Poverty: A Systematic Review of the Literature and a Research Agenda. 
Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.1111/beer.12503
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/beer.12503
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Horak, S. & Suseno, Y., 2022.
Informal Networks, Informal Institutions, and Social Exclusion in the Workplace: Insights from Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations in Korea.
Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.1007/s10551-022-05244-5
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-022-05244-5 
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Minbaeva, D.; Ledeneva, A.; Muratbekova-Touron, M., & Horak, S. (2022).
Explaining the persistence of informal institutions: The role of informal networks.
Academy of Management Review, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.5465/amr.2020.0224
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amr.2020.0224 
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Horak, S. & Paik, Y., 2022.
Informal Network Context: Deepening the Knowledge and Extending the Boundaries of Social Network Research in International Human Resource Management.
The International Journal of Human Resource Management, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2022.2090268
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2022.2090268
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Klein, A.; Horak, S.; Ahlf, H. & Nihalani, K., 2022.
Influence of Informal Institutions on Commitment to Customer Service in Confucian Asia.
Management Decision, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.1108/MD-10-2021-1286
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2021-1286
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Heinrich, T.; Arya, B.; Haering, A., & Horak, S., 2022.
Costly information acquisition: The influence of stakeholder earnings.
Journal of Economic Psychology, in press.
   » DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2022.102504
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2022.102504
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Lee, J.; Paik, Y.; Horak, S., & Yang, I., 2022.
Turning a liability into an asset of foreignness: Managing informal networks in Korea.
Business Horizons, 65(3), 351-364.
   » DOI: 10.1016/j.bushor.2021.04.002
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2021.04.002
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Horak, S.; Klein, A.; Li, X. (2022).
Can general and particularistic types of trust mix? Advancing the trust (dis-)continuity debate in a Chinese context.
International Journal of Emerging Markets, 17(5), 1273-1291.
   » DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-07-2020-0745
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-07-2020-0745 
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Horak, S.; Afiouni, F.; Bian, Y.; Ledeneva, A.; Muratbekova-Touron, M., Fey, C., 2020.
Informal Networks: Dark Sides, Bright Sides, and Unexplored Dimensions.
Management and Organization Review, 16(3), 511-542.
   » DOI: 10.1017/mor.2020.28  
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/mor.2020.28
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Yang, I.; Horak, S. & Kakabadse, N.K., 2021.
An Integrative Ethical Approach to Leader Favoritism.
Business Ethics: A European Review, 30(1), 90-101.
   » DOI: 10.1111/beer.12309
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/beer.12309
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Yang, I.; Horak, S. & Chi, S.-C., 2021.
Leader humor effectiveness – The divergent dynamics of leader humor over time in East Asia and North America.
Thunderbird International Business Review, 63(3), 383-395.
   » DOI: 10.1002/tie.22180
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tie.22180
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Horak, S., 2020.
Are Informal Networks Predominantly an Emerging Market Phenomenon? (pp. 125-137).
In C. Storz & M. Taube (eds.), Firms, Institutions, and the State in East Asia: A Festschrift in Honour of Werner Pascha. Marburg: Metropolis.
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Farndale, E.; Horak, S.; Phillips, J. & Beamond, M., 2019.
Facing complexity, crisis and risk: Opportunities and challenges in International Human Resource Management.
Thunderbird International Business Review, 61(3), 465-470.
   » DOI: 10.1002/tie.22037
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tie.22037
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Horak, S., 2018.
From Cross-Cultural Economic Experiments to Experimental Indigenous Management Research.
Management and Organization Review, 14(4), 651-691.
   » DOI: 10.1017/mor.2018.39
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/mor.2018.39
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Ahlf, H.; Horak, S.; Klein, A. & Yoon, S.W., 2019.
Demographic Homophily, Communication, and Trust in Intra-Organizational Business Relationships.
Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 34(2), 474-487.
   » DOI: 10.1108/JBIM-03-2018-0093
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-03-2018-0093 
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Horak, S. & Long, C., 2018.
Dissolving the Paradox: Toward a Yin–Yang Perspective on the Power and Trust Antagonism in Collaborative Business Relationships.
Supply Chain Management, 23(6), 573-590.
   » DOI: 10.1108/SCM-01-2018-0013
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SCM-01-2018-0013
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Klein, A.; Horak, S.; Bacouël-Jentjens, S. & Li, X., 2020.
Does culture frame technological innovativeness? A study of millennials in triad countries.
European Journal of International Management, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2019.10016816
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2019.10016816
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Horak, S. 2019.
Yongo
Global Informality Project (INF), 2019.
Online, based on The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality (Ed. A. Ledeneva)
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Horak, S. 2019.
Jinmyaku
Global Informality Project (INF), 2019.
Online, based on The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality (Ed. A. Ledeneva)
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Horak, S., Taube, M.; Yang, I. & Restel, K., 2019.
Two not of a kind: Social network theory and informal social networks in East Asia.
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 36(2), 349-372.
   » DOI: 10.1007/s10490-018-9602-z
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-018-9602-z
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Horak, S.; Klein, A.; Svirina, A., 2020.
Trust, Reciprocity and Reputation in Informal Networks in Post-Soviet Russia.
European Journal of International Management, forthcoming.
   » DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2019.10016844
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2019.10016844
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Yang, I. & Horak, S., 2018.
Emotions, indigenous affective ties, and social network theory - The case of South Korea.
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 36(2), 395-414.
   » DOI: 10.1007/s10490-017-9555-7
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-017-9555-7 
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Horak, S., Farndale, E., Brannen, M.Y. & Collings, D., 2019.
International Human Resource Management in an Era of Political Nationalism.
Thunderbird International Business Review, 61(3), 471-480.
   » DOI: 10.1002/tie.21959
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tie.21959
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Horak, S., Arya, B. & Ismail, K., 2018.
Organizational Sustainability Determinants in Different Cultural Settings: A Conceptual Framework.
Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(4), 528-546.
   » DOI: 10.1002/bse.2018
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.2018
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Horak, S. & Yang, I., 2019.
Whither seniority? Career progression and performance orientation in South Korea.
The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(9), 1419-1447.
   » DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1362659 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1362659 
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Yang, I. & Horak, S., 2019.
Formal and informal practices in contemporary Korean management.
The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(22), 3113-3137.
   » DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1342683 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1342683 
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Horak, S. & Yang, I., 2018.
A complementary perspective on business ethics in South Korea – Civil religion, common misconceptions, and overlooked social structures.
Business Ethics: A European Review, 27(1), 1-14.
   » DOI: 10.1111/beer.12153 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/beer.12153 
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Horak, S., 2016.
Decision-making behavior, gender differences, and cultural context variables.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 16(3), 281-299.  
   » DOI: 10.1177/1470595816665131
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470595816665131
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Rowley, C.; Bae, J.; Horak, S. & Bacouël-Jentjens, S., 2017.
Distinctiveness of Human Resource Management in the Asia Pacific Region: Typologies and Levels.
The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(10), 1393-1408.
   » DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1189151 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1189151 
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Horak, S. & Cui, J.J., 2017.
Firm Size, Financial Performance and Risk Behavior of Gender-Diversified Boards in the Chinese Automotive Industry – Initial Insights.
Personnel Review, 46(4), 847-866.
   » DOI: 10.1108/PR-10-2015-0274 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/PR-10-2015-0274 
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Horak, S. & Nihalani, K. 2016.
Social Networks, Vertical Core Competencies and Sales Management in Korea.
Management Decision, 54(8), 1929-1946.
   » DOI: 10.1108/MD-06-2015-0230 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-06-2015-0230 
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Horak, S., 2018.
Join in or opt out? A normative-ethical analysis of affective ties and networks in South Korea.
Journal of Business Ethics, 149(1), 207-220.
   » DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3125-7 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3125-7
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Horak, S. & Yang, I., 2016.
Affective networks, informal ties, and the limits of expatriate effectiveness.
International Business Review, 25(5), 1030-1042.
   » DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.01.006
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.01.006
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Horak, S. & Restel, K., 2016.
A dynamic typology of informal institutions: Learning from the case of Guanxi.
Management and Organization Review, 12(3), 525-546.
   » DOI: 10.1017/mor.2015.51 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/mor.2015.51 
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Horak, S. & Taube, M., 2016.
Same but different? Similarities and fundamental differences of informal social networks in China (guanxi) and Korea (yongo).
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 33(3), 595-616.
   » DOI: 10.1007/s10490-015-9452-x 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-015-9452-x 
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Horak, S., 2017.
The informal dimension of Human Resource Management in Korea - Yongo, recruiting practices and career progression.
The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(10), 1409-1432.
   » DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1089062 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2015.1089062 
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Horak, S., 2015.
Extreme males - balanced females: sharing behavior in Korea.
Gender in Management: An International Journal, 30(8), 652 - 662.
   » DOI: 10.1108/GM-12-2014-0121
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-12-2014-0121 
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Horak, S. & Klein, A., 2016.
Persistence of informal social networks in East Asia: Evidence from South Korea.
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 33(3), 673-694.
   » DOI: 10.1007/s10490-015-9416-1 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-015-9416-1 
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Horak, S., 2015.
Culture or anonymity? Differences in proposer behaviour in Korea and Germany.
International Journal of Psychology, 50(5), 397–401.
   » DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12142 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12142
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Horak, S., 2015.
The multi-dimensional influence of informal social networks in Korea – Propositions for future management research.
Journal of General Management, 40(2), 47-65.
   » DOI: 10.1177/030630701404000204
   » Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/030630701404000204
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Horak, S., 2015.
Approaching Korean business and management ideals through the lens of Yongo. A scholar-practitioner perspective.
Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 16(3), 210-222.
   » DOI: 10.1080/10599231.2015.1062315 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10599231.2015.1062315 
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Saeki, Y. & Horak, S., 2014.
Trust and the cultivation of relation-specific skills. Evidence from a multinational automotive supplier in Japan and Germany.
Management Decision, 52(8), 1433- 1450.
   » DOI: 10.1108/MD-09-2013-0460 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-09-2013-0460 
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Horak, S., 2014.
Antecedents and characteristics of informal relation-based networks in Korea: Yongo, Yonjul and Inmaek.
Asia Pacific Business Review, 20(1), 78-108.
   » DOI: 10.1080/13602381.2013.791567 
   » Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13602381.2013.791567 
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