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  • Kim, Ji-hyun
  • Division   Management
    Ph.D. New York University
  • Lab   Business Hall #634
  • Contact   02-2123-6573
  • Email   jhkim2@yonsei.ac.kr


2011 Ph.D. New York University, Stern School of Business
2003 M.A. UCLA, Economics
2001 B.B.A. Yonsei University, Business Administration


Professor, Yonsei University, 2023-
Associate Professor, Yonsei University, 2017-2023
Assistant Professor, Yonsei University, 2011-2017


Strategic management; Value-based strategy; Computational modeling in organizational studies; Organizational design; Blockchain


Complexity, fit, and firm performance; Exploration and exploitation in organizational learning; Machine learning (Reinforcement learning)


Kim, J.-H, Terlaak, Ann., Yu, Naryoung. A Carnegie Perspective on Intermittent Risk-Taking in Entrepreneurship. Frontiers in Psychology (Special Issue on "Decision Making and Problem Solving in Organizations: Assessing and Expanding the Carnegie Perspective"), Forthcoming

Fang, C., & Kim, J. -H. (2023) Is Modularity Robust to Misfits? A Formal Test. Industrial and Corporate Change (Special Issue on "20 Years of "Design Rules""), 32(1): 47-60. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtac031  

Cattani, G. & Kim, J.-H. (2021). Variety-seeking, learning and performance. PLoS ONE, 16(3): e0247034. Available at: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247034

Choi, H., Woo, H., Kim, J. -H., & Yang, J. S. (2019). Gravity model for dyadic Olympic competition. 
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications513: 447-455.

Fang, C., & Kim, J. -H. (2018). The power and limits of modularity: A replication and reconciliation. 
Strategic Management Journal, 39(9), 2547-2565.

Kim, J.-H., Bae, S.J., & Yang, J.-S. (2014) “Government roles in evaluation and arrangement of R&D consortia” Technological Forecasting & Social Change 88: 202-215

Fang, C., Kim, J.-H. & Milliken, F. J. (2014) “When bad news is sugar-coated: Information distortion, organizational search and the behavioral theory of the firm” Strategic Management Journal 35(8): 1186-1201

Mezias, S. J., Pedersen, J. S., Kim, J.-H., Svejenova, S., & Mazza, C. (2011) “Transforming film product identities: the status effects of European premier film festivals, 1996-2005” In Moeran, B. & Pedersen, J. S. (eds.), Negotiating Values in the Creative Industries: Fairs, Festivals and Other Competitive Events. Cambridge University Press

in Korean Journals

Kim, J. H. Misfits Between Performance Landscapes and Search. Korean Journal of Management (인사조직연구), 31(1), 1-19

Kim, J. H. (2022). 
Value-Creation and Decentralized ESG Activities. Journal of Strategic Management (전략경영연구), 25(3), 105-112

Kim, D. I., Park, J. W., Yu, N., & Kim, J. H. (2021). Organizational Evolution Under Endogenously Dynamic Selection Environment. Yonsei Business Review (연세경영연구)58(3), 135-153. (In English)

Kim, J.-H., Shapira, Z. & Lee, J. (2017) “Long-Term Performance Implications from Exploration-Exploitation Under Dynamic Segregation” Korean Journal of Management (인사조직연구), 25(1), 9-28. (In Korean)

Ahn, J., Kwon, Y., Yang, J.-S., & Kim, J.-H. (2016) “The Role of Noise in a Mutual Selection and Learning Model” Journal of East and West Studies (동서연구) 28(2): 151-174. (In English)

Papers Under Review

1. "The Impact of External Knowledge on Solving Temporally Complex Problems" with Christina Fang & Hisan Yang (Title disguised; 2nd R&R at Organization Science)

2. "The Costs and Benefits of Analogical Reasoning" with Hisan Yang & Daniel E. Engler (Title disguised; Revise and resubmit at Strategic Management Journal)

Best Paper Conference Proceedings

Fang, C., Kim, J.-H. & Milliken, F. J. (2009). "Lying by omission: The effect of withholding negative information on organizational learning". Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 

Terlaak, A., Gong, Y. & Kim, J.-H. (2008). “Post-adoption regret and biased vicarious learning in innovation abandonment bandwagons”. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings


Research Fellow, Yonsei School of Business, 2019~2021
Excellent Research Award, Yonsei School of Business, 2018
Excellent Teaching Award, Yonsei School of Business, 2016, 2021
Finalist, Best Conference PhD Paper Award, Strategic Management Society, 2010
Executive Director, Korean Academy of Management, 2015


Outside director, Hashed Open Research, 2022~
Auditor, StradVision, 2021~


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