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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, supply chain management, and competing in high-growth economies. He also leads MBA program’s annual Asian Field Seminar. 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. Using the rapidly growing literature on strategic experiments, he is building theoretical integration between quality-driven best practice operations and technology-driven business model innovations. 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. 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. 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.

  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    PH D, Ohio State University, Production & Operations Management, 1989.

    MBA, Bowling Green State University, Production & Operations Management, 1985.

    BA, Seoul National University, Business Management, 1980.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    SMG OM440 A1 Operations Strategy

    SMG OM440 B1 Operations Strategy

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close


      Kim, J. (2013). Growth 3.0 requires a re-birth of the corporate foundation. Chief Executive, Seoul.

      Kim, J. (2013). Reject the premature saturation theory through value innovation. Chief Executive, Seoul.

      Kim, J. (2012). Innovative growth requires innovative concepts and framework. Chief Executive, Seoul.

      Kim, J. (2012). Elements of Innovative Management. Chief Executive, Seoul.

      Kim, J. (2012). Growth 3.0 and Innovative Management. Chief Executive, Seoul.

      Kim, J. S., & Arnold, P. (1996). Operationalizing Manufacturing Strategy: Exploratory Study of Constructs and Linkages. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 16(12),


      Kim, J. (2012). Growth 3.0: Innovative Growth through Innovative Management.(1), 225. Seoul: Korean Management Association.


      Kim, J. S. (2015). Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A New Horizon for the US-Korea Alliance. Washington: Washington Times.



      Kim, J. (Presenter and Author). Nongshim Management Development Conference, Product Capabilities and Growth 3.0: Strategic Conversations with Technologies, Products, and Business Models, Nongship Group, Seoul Korea. (October 26, 2012).

      Kim, J. (Presenter and Author). Noroo Group Leadership Institute, Growth 3.0 and Technology Management: Strategic Conversations with Market, Technology, and Business Models, Noroo Group, Seoul Korea. (August 23, 2012).

      Kim, J. (Presenter and Author). Korean Management Association Growth Insight Forum, Path to Growth 3.0: Strategic Conversations with Market, Technology, and Business Models, Korean Management Association, Seoul Korea. (August 12, 2012).

      Kim, J. (Presenter & Author). The 2nd National Conference on Korea’s Most Admired Companies, Growth 3.0: Admired Growth through Innovative Management, Korean Management Association, Seoul, Korea. (May 17, 2012).


      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author), Song, Y. (Author Only), & Kim, J. (Author Only). Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, 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. (November 20, 2012).

      Min, Y. (Presenter and Author), Kim, J. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Author Only), & Shwartz, M. (Author Only). Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, The Impact of Lean Implementation on Quality and Efficiency of US Hospitals, Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco. (November 19, 2012).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author), Song, Y. (Author Only), & Kim, J. (Author Only). The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute, The role of complementary resources in the development of e-supply chains: A longitudinal analysis of secondary data, Decision Science Institute, San Francisco. (November 18, 2012).


    Director General, Korea Innovation Center (KIC). (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016).

    Founding director general of KIC, established as a strategic outpost for Korea's creative economy policies. Appointed by the Minister of Science and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea.