Phillip H. Kim is an internationally recognized expert and an award-winning entrepreneurship and innovation research and educator. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how individuals build and lead companies that matter. 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 crowdfunding site. His research has been published in leading entrepreneurship, management, and sociology journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, and American Behavioral Scientist. He also serves as a Field Editor for the Journal of Business Venturing and on the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He regularly presents his research at prominent academic conferences worldwide. His views on entrepreneurship and innovation have also been published in popular media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, New York Times, Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.
Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He is also the Faculty Director of the Blended Learning MBA program. 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 has received an Award of Excellence by the University of Wisconsin Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization in recognition for his educational innovations and the Dean of Faculty's Award for Teaching Excellence in Executive Education at Babson College.
Dr. Kim regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and scaling 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.