Minyoung Kim

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3165
University of Kansas

Academic Area

Strategic Management and International Business


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MBA, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (highest honor)
BA, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (cum laude)

Current Activities

Editorial Review Board: Journal of International Business Studies and Management and Organization Review


The theory of the firm, knowledge transfer, barriers to imitation, value appropriation, innovation strategies, political strategies, and social network analysis.

Selected Publications

Kim, M. Y. (2016). Geographic Scope, Isolating Mechanisms, and Value Appropriation. Strategic Management Journal, 37(4), 695-713. DOI:10.1002/smj.2356

Lee, J. K., & Kim, M. Y. (2016). Market-Driven Technological Innovation through Acquisitions: The Moderating Effect of Firm Size. Journal of Management, 42(7), 1934-1963. DOI:10.1177/0149206314535439

Bucheli, M. Salvaj, E. & Kim, M. (2015). Non-Market Strategies during Transitions: The case of Chile. In Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting Best Papers DOI:10.5465/ambpp.2015.150

Bucheli, M. & Kim, M. Y. (2015). Attacked from Both Sides: A Dynamic Model of Multinational Corporations’ Strategies for Protection of Their Property Rights. Global Strategy Journal, 5(1), 1-26. DOI:10.1002/gsj.1090

Kim, M. Y. (2013). Many Roads Lead to Rome: Implications of Geographic Scope as a Source of Isolating Mechanisms. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(9), 898-921. DOI: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. Management International Review, 52(6), 847-877. DOI:10.1007/s11575-012-0141-4

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