Jay Kim

Associate Professor, Operations and Technology Management

Dr. Jay Kim is Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, where he teaches courses in operations management, global operations strategy, supply chain management, and product innovation.  He was the department chair in 1995-97, and the faculty director of the School’s various international programs in 1997-2006.  He was the research director of Global Manufacturing Futures Project in 1994-97.

Professor Kim’s research is focused on developing and implementing global operations and value chain strategies.  Particularly, he is investigating the complementary effects from two dominant forces of the 21st century economy that radically change competitive requirements for global companies – accelerating technological innovations in a wide range of sectors and vigorous economic development in emerging market countries.

He has given lectures on global operations strategy, quality improvement, value chain enhancement, and innovative business models to managers of various technology-intensive companies, such as IBM, Raytheon, Johnson & Johnson, Carrier, Sanyo and Toshiba of Japan, and Korean conglomerates like Daewoo, LG, SK, KEPCO, and Samsung.  In 1997, he served as a special advisor for Chairman Kim Woo-Choong of Korea's Daewoo Group.

In 2012, Jay Kim published his first book in Korean language, titled “Growth 3.0,” which integrates his most recent thoughts on innovative growth strategies in the context of rapid changes in technologies, global markets, and disruptive competition. In 2015, he was appointed by Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning as the founding director general of Korea Innovation Center, Washington DC.  For two years, he created and implemented innovative programs to enable and facilitate cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship engagements, such as KIC Start MassChallenge, KIC Start I-Corps, and KIC Bio-Health Accelerators.

Professor Kim received his Ph.D. in operations management from the Ohio State University in 1989, his MBA from Bowling Green State University in 1985, and his BA in management from Seoul National University, Korea in 1980.   His research papers appeared on various journals, including Decision Sciences, California Management Review, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, Operations Management Review, Journal of Far Eastern Businesses, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, and Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management.   

  • PhD, Ohio State University, 1989
  • MBA, Bowling Green State University, 1985
  • BA, Seoul National University, 1980
  • Kim, J., Kim, J. (2017). "Global Success of Israeli Biotechnology Companies - Strategic Benefits from Engaging with Boston's Global Bio Hub", KISTEP InI (Inside and Insight), 23 (12), 33-51
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Three Mechanisms to Facilitate Successful Bio Innovation Ecosystem (in Korean)", Biospectator
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Korea's Creative Economy, Restart with Global Leap", Naeil Shinmoon
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Korea's Creative Economy 2.0 - Support Global Entrepreneurship", Naeil Shinmoon
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Creative Economy 2.0 now requires a healthy innovation ecosystem", Naeil Shinmoon
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Should all innovation ecosystems attempt to copy the Silicon Valley?", Naeil Shinmoon
  • Kim, J. (2017). "The central point of innovation economy must start from science and technology", Naeil Shinmoon
  • Kim, J. (2017). "How do you create innovation economy from research in science and technology?", Naeil Shinmoon
  • Kim, J. (2013). "Reject the premature saturation theory through value innovation", Chief Executive
  • Kim, J. (2013). "Growth 3.0 requires a re-birth of the corporate foundation", Chief Executive
  • Kim, J. (2012). "Growth 3.0 and Innovative Management", Chief Executive
  • Kim, J. (2012). "Elements of Innovative Management", Chief Executive
  • Kim, J. (2012). "Innovative growth requires innovative concepts and framework", Chief Executive
  • Kim, J. (2012). "Growth 3.0: Innovative Growth through Innovative Management", Korean Management Association
  • Kim, J., Arnold, P. (1996). "Operationalizing Manufacturing Strategy: Exploratory Study of Constructs and Linkages", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 16 (12)
    Research Presentations
  • Kim, J. How Does Science Become Business: Scientific and Operational Barriers and Bottlenecks, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2019
  • Kim, J. Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem: Known Secrets and Hidden Secrets, KABIC Symposium with Korean Minister of Health, Cambridge, 2019
  • Kim, J. How Does Science Become Business: Lessons from Boston Bio Innovation Cluster, LG Life Science Research Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 2019
  • Kim, J. Global Network of Bio Innovation Ecosystem: Connecting Daejeon and Boston, Daejeon Bio-Health Innovation Association Special Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, 2019
  • Kim, J. Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem: Implications for Seoul National University Bio Innovation Institute, Seoul National University Bio-MAXX Institute, Seoul, Korea, 2019
  • Kim, J. Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem: Implications for Pharmacology Colleges, Seoul National University College of Pharmacy Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 2019
  • Kim, J. How Does Science Become Business: The Work of Entrepreneurs and Role of Ecosystem, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Translational Research Institute, Seoul, Korea, 2019
  • Kim, J. Translational Science 3.0: Current Trends and Future Opportunities for Translational Research Public Policies, KISTEP (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning) Innovation Research Forum, KISTEP, Seoul, Korea, 2018
  • Kim, J. How to Put Together an Effective Business Model, KASBP (Korean American Society of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical) Fall Symposium, KASBP, Dedham, MA, 2018
  • Kim, J. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies, Boston University Mini-EMBA, Boston University, Fort Lee, NJ, 2018
  • Kim, J. Industry 4.0 and Continuing Education: Opportunities and Experiments, KONULA (Korea National University Life-long Education Center Association) International Forum, KONULA, Boston MA, 2018
  • Kim, J. Commercializing Biomedical Sciences, KRIBB (Korean Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology) MD-Ph.D. Boston Forum, KRIBB, Cambridge MA, 2018
  • Kim, J. Creating a Global Hub for Korean Innovation, Boston Korea Innovation Forum Kickoff Symposium, Korean Consulate General - Boston, Boston MA, 2018
  • Kim, J. Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem - Continuing Experiments and Growth, KASBP (Korean American Society of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical) Spring Symposium, Dedham, MA, 2017
  • Restuccia, J. , Min, Y. , Kim, J. , Shwartz, M. The Impact of Lean Implementation in Healthcare: Evidence from US Hospitals, Lean Healthcare Research Symposium, Lean Healthcare Research Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Palm Springs, CA, 2017
  • Kim, J. New Experiments of Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem - Education, Translation, and Exit, Daejon New Drug Salon, Orum Therapeudics, Daejon, Korea, 2017