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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 clients include OCBC, Nike, Mitsubishi Corporation, Schroders, Mizuho Bank, Central Group, Ajinomoto, AmBank, Takeda, Borouge, SK Group, Permatabank, Korean Management Association, Pertamina, and Hana Financial Group. He is a recipient of multiple INSEAD Executive Education Teaching and Direction Awards.

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.

April 2019

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How Does Self-Serving Attribution Affect Strategic Decisions?

Ji-Yub (Jay) Kim

How a firm evaluates its past alliance performance can influence its choice between future alliances and acquisitions.


Growth at Any Price?

J. Kim, C. Howells

When firms are desperate to grow and to please shareholders who demand growth, they take desperate measures such as overpaying for acquisitions and put themselves on the road to long-term hardship.