Minyoung Kim

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785.864.1856
Capitol Federal Hall, 3165
University of Kansas


Summary

Academic Area

Strategic Management and International Business

Background

Minyoung Kim is an associate professor of strategy and international business in the School of Business at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his BA (cum laude) and MBA (highest honor) from Seoul National University.

His research interests lie at the intersection of strategic management and international business. His current research explores barriers to imitation, value appropriation, innovation strategies, political strategies, and social network analysis. He has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. He serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, Management and Organization Review, and Multinational Business Review.

His research has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including winning the FIU Emerging Scholar Award at the 2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting; winning the Barry M. Richman Best Dissertation Award at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting; winning the HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Award at the 2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting; and winning the Aalto University "That's Interesting!" Award at the Academy of International Business 2018 Annual Meeting. In addition, he was a finalist for the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) Best Paper Award at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting for the paper that was published in the Best Paper Proceedings. He was also a finalist for the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award at the Academy of International Business 2016 Annual Meeting.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MBA (highest honor), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.A. (cum laude), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Research

Barriers to imitation, value appropriation, innovation strategies, political strategies, and social network analysis.

Selected Publications

Lampert, C. M., Kim, M., & Polidoro, F. (2020). Branching and Anchoring: Complementary Asset Configurations in Conditions of Knightian Uncertainty [Journal Articles]. Academy of Management Review. Accepted/In Press. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2018.0238
Kim, M. Y., Lampert, C. M., & Roy, R. (2020). Regionalization of R&D Activities: (Dis)economies of Interdependence and Inventive Performance [Journal Articles]. Journal of International Business Studies. Accepted/In Press. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-020-00314-0
Lampert, C. M., Kim, M. Y., Hubbard, T., Roy, R., & Leckie, G. (2019). Fearlessly Swimming Upstream to Risky Waters: The Role of Geographic Entry in Innovation [Journal Articles]. Journal of Management Studies, 56(7), 1377–1413. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12347
Bucheli, M., Salvaj, E., & Kim, M. Y. (2019). Better Together: How Multinationals Come Together with Business Groups in Times of Economic and Political Transitions [Journal Articles]. Global Strategy Journal, 9(2), 176–207. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1326
Lampert, C. M., & Kim, M. Y. (2019). Going Far To Go Further: Offshoring, Exploration, and R&D Performance [Journal Articles]. Journal of Business Research, 103(October), 376–386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.01.007
Medina, L. F., Bucheli, M., & Kim, M. (2019). Good Friends in High Places: Politico-Economic Determinants of the Expropriation and Taxation of Multinational Firms [Journal Articles]. Journal of International Business Policy, 2(2), 119–141. https://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-019-00022-z
Kim, M. Y. (2016). Geographic Scope, Isolating Mechanisms, and Value Appropriation [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal, 37(4), 695–713. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2356
Lee, J. K., & Kim, M. Y. (2016). Market-Driven Technological Innovation through Acquisitions: The Moderating Effect of Firm Size [Journal Articles]. Journal of Management, 42(7), 1934–1963. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206314535439
Bucheli, M., & Kim, M. Y. (2015). Attacked from Both Sides: A Dynamic Model of Multinational Corporations’ Strategies for Protection of Their Property Rights [Journal Articles]. Global Strategy Journal, 5(1), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1090
Bucheli, M., Salvaj, E., & Kim, M. (2015). Non-Market Strategies during Transitions: The case of Chile [Conference Proceedings]. In Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting Best Papers. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2015.150
Kim, M. Y. (2013). Many Roads Lead to Rome: Implications of Geographic Scope as a Source of Isolating Mechanisms [Journal Articles]. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(9), 898–921. https://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2013.39
Bucheli, M., & Kim, M. Y. (2012). Political Institutional Change, Obsolescing Legitimacy, and Multinational Corporations: The Case of the Central America Banana Industry [Journal Articles]. Management International Review, 52(6), 847–877. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-012-0141-4

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