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 BA (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 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.