College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Minyoung Kim

School of Business - Business
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Business Administration (International Business and Strategic Management), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3165
University of Kansas
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7601



Ph.D., Business Administration (International Business and Strategic Management), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.B.A., (highest honor), Seoul National University

B.A., Linguistics, Seoul National University


Barriers to imitation, value appropriation, innovation strategies, political strategies, and social network analysis.

Selected Publications

Kim, M. Y., Lampert, C. M., & Roy, R. (in press). Regionalization of R&D Activities: (Dis)economies of Interdependence and Inventive Performance. Journal of International Business Studies.

Bucheli, M. Salvaj, E. & Kim, M. Y. (2019). Better Together: How Multinationals Come Together with Business Groups in Times of Economic and Political Transitions. Global Strategy Journal, 9(2), 176-207. DOI:10.1002/gsj.1326

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 of Management Studies, 56(7), 1377-1413. DOI:10.1111/joms.12347

Lampert, C. M., & Kim, M. Y. (2019). Going Far To Go Further: Offshoring, Exploration, and R&D Performance. Journal of Business Research, 103(October), 376-386. DOI: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 of International Business Policy, 2(2), 119-141. DOI:10.1057/s42214-019-00022-z

Kim, M. Y. (2016). Geographic Scope, Isolating Mechanisms, and Value Appropriation. Strategic Management Journal, 37(4), 695-713. DOI:10.1002/smj.2356

Lee, J. K., & Kim, M. Y. (2016). Market-Driven Technological Innovation through Acquisitions: The Moderating Effect of Firm Size. Journal of Management, 42(7), 1934-1963. DOI: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. Global Strategy Journal, 5(1), 1-26. DOI:10.1002/gsj.1090

Bucheli, M. Salvaj, E. & Kim, M. (2015). Non-Market Strategies during Transitions: The case of Chile. In Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting Best Papers DOI: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 of International Business Studies, 44(9), 898-921. DOI: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. Management International Review, 52(6), 847-877. DOI:10.1007/s11575-012-0141-4

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