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, 2017 (6), 28
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Korea's Creative Economy, Restart with Global Leap", Naeil Shinmoon, 2017 (2), 17
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Korea's Creative Economy 2.0 - Support Global Entrepreneurship", Naeil Shinmoon, 2017 (2), 28
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Creative Economy 2.0 now requires a healthy innovation ecosystem", Naeil Shinmoon, 2017 (3), 24
  • Kim, J. (2017). "Should all innovation ecosystems attempt to copy the Silicon Valley?", Naeil Shinmoon, 2017 (4), 12
  • Kim, J. (2017). "The central point of innovation economy must start from science and technology", Naeil Shinmoon, 2017 (4), 28
  • Kim, J. (2017). "How do you create innovation economy from research in science and technology?", Naeil Shinmoon, 2017 (5), 17
  • Kim, J. (2015). "Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A New Horizon for the US-Korea Alliance", Washington Times
  • 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: Innovative Growth through Innovative Management", Korean Management Association (1), 225
  • 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., Arnold, P. (1996). "Operationalizing Manufacturing Strategy: Exploratory Study of Constructs and Linkages", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 16 (12)
  • Min, Y., Restuccia, J., Kim, J., Shwartz, M."The Impact of Lean Implementation in Healthcare: Evidence from US Hospitals", Quality Management Journal
    Research Presentations
  • Kim, J.Product Design & Development for Lean Startup: Principles, Cases, and Theories, DSI, Washington DC, 2017
  • Kim, J.Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem - Continuing Experiments and Growth, KASBP, Dedham MA, 2017
  • Kim, J.New Experiments of Boston Bio Innovation Ecosystem - Education, Translation, and Exit”, Orum Therapeudics, Daejon Korea, 2017
  • Lee, Y., Song, Y., Kim, J.The Role of Complementary Resources in the Development of E-supply chains (e-SCs): A Longitudinal Analysis of Secondary Data, Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, 2012
  • Min, Y., Kim, J., Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M.The Impact of Lean Implementation on Quality and Efficiency of US Hospitals, Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, 2012
  • Lee, Y., Song, Y., Kim, J.The role of complementary resources in the development of e-supply chains: A longitudinal analysis of secondary data, Decision Science Institute, San Francisco, 2012
  • Kim, J.Product Capabilities and Growth 3.0: Strategic Conversations with Technologies, Products, and Business Models, Nongship Group, Seoul Korea, 2012
  • Kim, J.Growth 3.0 and Technology Management: Strategic Conversations with Market, Technology, and Business Models, Noroo Group, Seoul Korea, 2012
  • Kim, J.Path to Growth 3.0: Strategic Conversations with Market, Technology, and Business Models, Korean Management Association, Seoul Korea, 2012
  • Kim, J.Growth 3.0: Admired Growth through Innovative Management, Korean Management Association, Seoul, Korea, 2012