Ji-Yub (Jay) Kim
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Ji-Yub (Jay) Kim is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD. His research centers on organisational learning and its implications on organisational performance and evolution. His research interests also include mergers and acquisitions, community influences, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, and corporate misbehaviour. He has published in leading academic journals including American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He serves on the editorial review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science.

He teaches a broad spectrum of strategy, innovation and organisation topics including competitive strategy, technology disruption, digital strategy, strategy and business model innovation, value innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in designing, directing and teaching for executive development programmes for global corporate clients. His current and former clients include OCBC, Ajinomoto Group, Samsung Group, AmBank, MISC, RGE, HLB, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nike, Takeda, Maharah, Mizuho Bank, and SAP. He is a recipient of both the Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Award for Programme Direction for Executive Education every year since its inception.

Prior to joining INSEAD, Jay was an assistant professor of Management and Organisation at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he was honoured to receive several teaching awards including Golden Apple Teaching Award for Business Core and Evan C. Thompson Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Award. A native of South Korea, Jay received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management and Organisation Theory from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Biography

Academic Positions

INSEAD
2022-Present   Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise.
2013-2022        Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise.
2010-2013        Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise.

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
2001-2010        Assistant Professor of Management & Organization.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
Ph.D. in Strategic Management & Organization Theory.

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Ross School of Business
Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Yonsei University, School of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Professional Activities

2016-2018 Representative-at-Large for the Corporate Strategy Interest Group,
Strategic Management Society.
2011-2021 Editorial Review Board, Administrative Science Quarterly.
2008-2021 Editorial Review Board, Organization Science.
2007-2020 Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Journal.

Awards and Honors

  • 2020-2021 Award for Outstanding Programme Direction in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • ​2020-2021 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2019-2020 Award for Outstanding Programme Direction in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • ​2019-2020 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2018-2019 Award for Outstanding Programme Direction in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2018-2019 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2017-2018 Award for Outstanding Programme Direction in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2017-2018 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2016-2017 Award for Outstanding Programme Direction in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2016-2017 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • 2016-2017 Award for Outstanding Programme Direction in Executive Education, INSEAD.
  • ​2014-2015 Executive Education Teaching Award, INSEAD.
  • 2014 Research Grant, Korean Institute for Science and Technology Information.
  • 2011-2013 INSEAD Research Grants.
  • 2010 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
  • 2009 Research Award, Department of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
  • 2007 Evan C. Thompson Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Award, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
  • 2006 Research Award, Department of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
  • 2003-2004 International Research Grant, CIBEAR.
  • 2000-2001 Research Fellowship, Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.
  • 2000 Research Grant, National Science Foundation, Decision, Risk & Management Science (Grant # 0001781; $85,000).
  • 1999 Winner, INFORMS College on Organization Science Dissertation Competition, INFORMS Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1998 Nominated, McKinsey Best Conference Paper Award, the 18th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society, Orlando, FL.
  • 1998-2000 Research Grants, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research and Publications

Research Topics

Organisational Learning; Community Influence; Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Misbehaviour; Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Journal Articles

  • The Role of Attribution in Learning from Performance Feedback: The Behavioral Perspective on the Choice between Alliances and Acquisitions, Academy of Management Journal (with Jaemin Lee & Joon Mahn Lee).

  • Ripples of Fear: The Diffusion of a Bank Panic, American Sociological Review, Vol. 81, N°2, pp 396-420, April 2016 (with Henrich Greve & Daphne Teh).

  • Not All Aspirations are Created Equal: The Differential Effects of Historical and Social Aspirations on Acquisition Behavior, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 58, N°5, pp 1361-1388, October 2015 (with Sydney Finkelstein & John Haleblian).

  • Running for the Exits: Community Cohesion and Bank Panics, Organization Science, Vol. 25, N°1, pp 204-221, February 2014 (with Henrich R. Greve).

  • When Firms are Desperate to Grow via Acquisition: The Effect of Growth Patterns and Acquisition Experience on Acquisition Premiums, Administrative Science Quarterly Vol. 56, N°1, pp 26-60, March 2011 (with John Haleblian & Sydney Finkelstein).

  • Organizational Learning from Extreme Performance Experience: The Impact of Success and Recovery Experience, Organization Science Vol. 20, N°6, pp 956-978, November 2009 (with June-Young Kim & Anne S. Miner).

  • The Effects of Strategic and Market Complementarity on Acquisition Performance: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry, 1989-2001, Strategic Management Journal Vol. 30, N°6, pp 617-647, June 2009 (with Sydney Finkelstein).

  • Vicarious Learning from the Failure and Near-failure of Others: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry, Academy of Management Journal Vol. 50, N°3, pp 687-714, June 2007 (with Anne S. Miner).

  • The Influence of Acquisition Experience and Performance on Acquisition Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry, Academy of Management Journal Vol. 49, N°2, pp 357-370, March 2006 (with John Haleblian & Nandini Rajagopalan).

Book Chapters

  • Fruits of Failure: Organizational Failure and Population Level Learning, In Advances in Strategic Management: Population Level Learning and Industry Change, JAI Press, January 1999 (with Anne Miner, Ingo Holzinger & Pamela Haunschild).

Conference Proceedings

  • Not All Successes and Failures are the Same: Learning from Extreme vs. Moderate Success and Failure, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Anaheim, California, Auguest 2016 (with Sunkee Lee).
  • Passing Down the Throne: The Influence of Performacne Feedback on CEO Succession in Family Firms, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Vancouver, Canada, August 2015 (with Jaemin Kim & Xiaowei Luo).
  • Ripples of Fear: The Diffusion of a Bank Panic, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014 (with Henrich Greve & Daphne Teh).
  • Crash Test without Dummies: A Longitudinal Study of Interorganizational Learning from Failure Experience in the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry, 1984-1998. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Toronto, Canada, August 2000 (with Anne S. Miner).
  • Fruits of Failure: Organizational Failure and Population Level Learning. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings. Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Cincinnati, OH, August 1996 (with Anne Miner & Ingo Holzinger).

Teaching

 

MBA Courses

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE).
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Alliances, and Corporate Strategy (MAACS).

Executive Education Session Topics

  • Industry & Competitive Strategy.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation.
  • Business Model Innovation.
  • Managing Disruption.
  • Strategy Implementation.
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship.
  • Mergers and Acqusitions.
  • Corporate Strategy.
  • Value Innovation (Blue Ocean Strategy).
  • Global Strategy.

Teaching Cases

  • New Horizons at OCBC: Strategy for High-performance Bank, INSEAD Case, 2010.
  • Defining the Future of Ajinomoto in South East Asia, INSEAD Case, 2019.

Contact

Ji-Yub (Jay) Kim

INSEAD

1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
Singapore 138676
Singapore

Office Location: 405 (4th Floor)

Office Phone: +65 6799-5105

Email: [email protected]

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