Minyoung Kim

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

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3165


Minyoung Kim is an associate professor of strategic management and Frank T. Stockton Fellow 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 Bachelor of Arts (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 innovation strategies, corporate venture capital, barriers to imitation, political strategies, and social network analysis. He has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including 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 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 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.

He serves on the Academy of Management IM Division Research Committee and the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, Management and Organization Review, and Multinational Business Review. In addition, he served as a track chair at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings and organized plenary showcase panel sessions at the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of International Business 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, value appropriation, innovation strategies, political strategies, and social network analysis.

Selected Publications

Polidoro, F., Lampert, C. M., & Kim, M. (2022). External Knowledge Sourcing, Knowledge Spillovers and Internal Collaboration: The Effects of Intrafirm Linkages on Firm-University Co-authorship Linkages [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal. In Press.
Lee, K. P., Kim, M., & You, C. Y. (2022). Betwixt and Between: National and Organizational Identification of Host Country Managers Working in MNE Subsidiaries [Journal Articles]. Academy of Management Journal. In Press.
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, 45(4), 847–868. 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 Studies51(7), 1054–1075. 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 Studies56(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 Journal9(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 Research103(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 Policy2(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 Journal37(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 Management42(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 Journal5(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 Studies44(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 Review52(6), 847–877. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-012-0141-4