Hun Myoung Park

International University of Japan
Public Management and Policy Analysis

International University of Japan
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His research interests include policy analysis & modeling, public management information systems (e-government), public & nonprofit management, and econometric data analysis. He is currently studying Web accessibility of government Web sites and its implications for e-government policy and management.

Park, Hun Myoung, and Mohammad Tarikul Islam. 2014. "The Potential and Limitations of a Public Mobile Payment Service: Did Bangladesh Electronic Money Transfer System Make a Difference in 'Unbanked' Communities?" Proceedings of the 2014 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) (not presented) in Chengdu, China, June 24-28.
Abstract: Bangladesh Post Office introduced the Electronic Money Transfer System (EMTS), a mobile payment support service similar to Kenya’s M-PESA, to helps citizens send money orders quickly and safely. EMTS data show dramatic increase in electronic money order issuance, amount remitted, and amount of commission that outnumbered corresponding figures of ordinary money orders. Also EMTS shortened the average money order delivery time from several days to a day and reported a very high delivery rate. However, EMTS concentrated on urban areas rather than rural areas. Electronic money orders within urban communities accounted for about 90 percent of total issuance, amount remitted, and commission. EMTS was not successful in making a difference in “unbanked” communities. Also EMTS encountered commercial competitors and thus its issuance and amount of remittance have dramatically declined since 2012. The rising and ebbing of EMTS provide valuable lessons on potential and limitations of public mobile payment services.
Park, Hun Myoung, and James L. Perry. 2013. The Transformation of governance: Who are the new public servants and what difference does it make for democratic governance?American Review of Public Administration 43(1): 26-49.
Abstract: The latter 20th and beginning of the 21st century have ushered in new forms of governance, opening the gates to what has been variously described as a “new public service,” a “multisectored public service,” and a “state of agents.” As government authority is dispersed, we increasingly rely on these new public servants for service delivery and policy implementation. But who are now the agents of the state? How might the changed makeup of a new public service alter our expectations about democratic governance? The questions we investigate in this study are, first, now that the public sector has been transformed, what are the characteristics of the agents of the new governance? And are the new public servants, in the words of Charles Goodsell, “ordinary people”? We use the General Social Survey to shed light on our focal question. Our results suggest that public servants in for-profit settings resemble traditional civil servants in many ways. The growing ranks of social, health, and education public servants in nonprofit settings are distinct in many ways from civil servants and for-profit public servants. Implications of the changing composition of the public sector in an era of transformed governance are discussed.
Park, Hun Myoung, and James L. Perry. 2008. "Do Campaign Websites Really Matter in Electoral Civic Engagement? Empirical Evidence from the 2004 Post-election Internet Tracking Survey." Social Science Computer Review 26 (2): 190-212.
Abstract: This study explores the impact of campaign web sites on electoral civic engagement by examining 2004 Internet Tracking Survey data. Propensity score matching and the recursive bivariate probit model are employed to deal with endogeneity and the missing data problem, which are often ignored in existing literature. Findings show that effects of campaign web sites vary across individual engagements and generally support reinforcement theory rather than mobilization theory.

Substantive Focus:
Science and Technology Policy PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY