Minyoung Kim

Minyoung Kim
  • Frank T. Stockton Professor
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3165


Minyoung Kim is the Frank T. Stockton Professor of Strategic Management 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 B.A. (cum laude) and MBA (highest honor) from Seoul National University.

He investigates the intertwined nature of value creation and value appropriation along the three dimensions of the scope of the firm: geographic, product, and vertical integration. His current research explores barriers to imitation, innovation strategies, political strategies, startup growth, the theory of the firm, and social network analysis. He has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.

His research has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Best Dissertation Award, the Emerging Scholar Award, the Best Paper in Global Strategy Award, and the “That’s Interesting!” Award at the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Academy of International Business (AIB) annual meetings. In addition, he was a finalist for the Georgetown Best Paper in International Business and Policy Award, the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations Best Paper Award, and the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award at the AOM and AIB annual meetings.

He serves on the Academy of Management IM Division Research Committee and the Representative-at-Large for the Research Methods Community at Strategic Management Society. In addition, he served as a track chair at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, and organized plenary, showcase, and DIG highlighted panel sessions at the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of International Business, and the Academy of Management annual meetings.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MBA, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Highest honor
B.A., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Cum laude


Barriers to imitation, innovation strategies, political strategies, startup growth, the theory of the firm, and social network analysis.

Selected Publications

Lee, K., Kim, M., and You, C. 2023. Betwixt and Between: National and Organizational Identification of Host Country Managers Working in MNE Subsidiaries, Academy of Management Journal, 66(3): 744–772.

Yang, J., Kim, M., Li, J. T., and Lu, J. Information Voids and Cross-border Bandwagons of Foreign Direct Investment into an Emerging Economy, Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming [https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3507].

Kim, M., Oh, C., and Han, J. Colocation as Network: Types and Performance Implications of Structural Positions in Colocation Network, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming [https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-023-00629-8].

Bucheli, M., Duran, X., and Kim, M. My Best Frenemy: A History-to-Theory Approach to MNCs’ Corporate Diplomatic Activities, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.

Polidoro, F., Lampert, C. M., and Kim, M. 2022. External Knowledge Sourcing, Knowledge Spillovers and Internal Collaboration: The Effects of Intrafirm Linkages on Firm-University Co-authorship Linkages, Strategic Management Journal, 43(13): 2742–2776.

Lampert, C. M. and Kim, M., and Polidoro, F. 2020. Branching and Anchoring: Complementary Asset Configurations in Conditions of Knightian Uncertainty, Academy of Management Review, 45(4): 847–868.

Kim, M., Lampert, C. M., and Roy, R. 2020. Regionalization of R&D Activities: (Dis)economies of Interdependence and Inventive Performance, Journal of International Business Studies, 51(7): 1054–1075.

Lampert, C. M., Kim, M., Hubbard, T., Roy, R., and Leckie, G. 2019. Fearlessly Swimming Upstream to Risky Waters: The Role of Geographic Entry in Innovation, Journal of Management Studies, 56 (7): 1377–1413.

Lampert, C. M. and Kim, M. 2019. Going Far to Go Further: Offshoring, Exploration, and R&D Performance, Journal of Business Research, 103(October): 376–386.

Bucheli, M., Salvaj, E., and Kim, M. 2019. Better Together: How Multinationals Come Together with Business Groups in Times of Economic and Political Transitions, Global Strategy Journal, 9(2): 176–207.

Medina, L. F., Bucheli, M., and Kim, M. 2019. Good Friends in High Places: Politico-Economic Determinants of the Expropriation and Taxation of MNCs, Journal of International Business Policy, 2(2): 119–141.

Oh, C., Kim, M., and Shin, J. 2019. Paths and Geographic Scope of International Expansion across Industries, International Business Review, 28(3): 560-574.

Kim, M. 2016. Geographic Scope, Isolating Mechanisms, and Value Appropriation, Strategic Management Journal, 37(4): 695–713.

Lee, J. and Kim, M. 2016. Market-driven Technological Innovation through Acquisitions: The Moderating Effect of Firm Size, Journal of Management, 42(7): 1934–1963.

Bucheli, M. and Kim, M. 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.

Kim, M. 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.

Bucheli, M. and Kim, M. 2012. Political Institutional Change, Obsolescing Legitimacy, and Multinational Corporations: The Case of the Central America Banana Industry, Management International Review, 52(6): 847–877.