Phillip Kim

Associate Professor at Babson Olin Graduate School of Business

Biography

Babson Olin Graduate School of Business

Academic Division: EntrepreneurshipPhillip H. Kim is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Specifically, his research interests include start-up processes and founding teams, institutions and entrepreneurship, cross-national differences in entrepreneurship (especially in emerging economies), technology entrepreneurship, and innovation narratives. To explore these interests, he has examined data from a variety of contexts including surveys of entrepreneurs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; census data in Sweden; the early history of radio broadcasting; a respected technology transfer office; and a popular crowd funding platform. His research has been published in leading entrepreneurship, management, and sociology journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, and American Behavioral Scientist and featured in the Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Venturing and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. He regularly presents his research at prominent academic conferences worldwide. His publications can be downloaded here. ​Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his BS (Economics) and BAS (Materials Sciences) at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels and has significant experience teaching students with business and non-business backgrounds. Dr. Kim has taught both foundational courses and advanced electives in entrepreneurship. He has a special interest in entrepreneurship pedagogy and designs innovative curriculum for his students to enable them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. He received an Award of Excellence by the University of Wisconsin Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization in recognition for his educational innovations. Dr. Kim regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and establishing their businesses and coaches student entrepreneurs as they start their businesses. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a management consultant advising businesses in the manufacturing, agriculture, professional services, and non-profit sectors. He also worked for a leading regional supermarket as an operations analyst.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Trinity International University
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania
  • BAS, University of Pennsylvania

Academic Interests

Sociology of Entrepreneurship; Technology Entrepreneurship; Academic Entrepreneurship; Founding Teams; Lean Start-up; Social Innovation

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Awards & Honors

2017 - 2016 Outstanding Paper, Group & Organization Management

2012 - Distinguished Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division

2011 - Best Reviewer, Journal of Business Venturing

2009 - Best Reviewer, Journal of Business Venturing

2006 - Best Reviewer, Journal of Business Venturing

Courses Taught

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