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Professor, WonJoon Kim


Head, Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management 
Director, KAIST Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy [link
Director, KAIST Social Big Data Science Research Group 
Director, KAIST Center for Overseas Development
Professor, School of Business and Technology Management, College of Business 

291, Daehak-ro, Yusoeng-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Korea
E-mail: wonjoon.kim at kaist.edu
Office: +82-(0)42-350-4336

Brief Bio

Wonjoon Kim is the Head of the Graduate School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a Professor at the School of Business and Technology Management, KAIST. He is also the Director of KAIST Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy and the Director of KAIST Center for Overseas Development. He has been conducting and publishing numerous researches on the strategic management of innovation of firms, industry, and governments centering on emerging innovation paradigms. His current research interest also covers the changing nature of innovation, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) and industrial and social change, convergence of technology and industry, mobility innovation, big data as well as the changing nature of the process of entrepreneurship. New insight into the drivers and structure of the knowledge production function, that is Science of Science, is also one of his interest.

Before he joined KAIST, he has been an Adjunct-Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, NYU as and a Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Innovation including Science and Technology Policy from Seoul National University focusing on economics and management of technology innovation. He is an invited speaker, lecturer, and panelist on the management of technology and innovation for World Bank, U.N., ADB, IADB, Samsung, Hyundai Motors, SK, Lotte, executive education program of UC Berkeley-IE Business School-HKUST, Insper as well as many governments globally.

Currently, he is the President of Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA), Organizing Committee Chair for the AIEA-NBER Conference, a Vice President of the Korean Society for Innovation Management and Economics. He is also serving an Editorial Board Member for several journals on innovation such as Innovation Studies, the Journal of Korea Technology Innovation Society, Journal of Technology Innovation, and Korean Corporation Management Review.


Short C.V. (Current):

  • KAIST 기술경영대학원장 
  • KAIST 혁신전략정책연구센터장
  • KAIST 사회과학빅데이터연구그룹장  
  • KAIST 국제개발협력센터장
  • 과학기술단체총연합회 부회장
  • 과학기술단체총연합회 미래세대위원회 위원장 
  • 과학기술단체총연합회 과학기술정책위원회/입법위원회 위원
  • Asia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA) 국제학회장
  • AIEA-NBER Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 회장

National Research Funding:

    • Social Big Data Science Research Group - BK21+
    • KAIST Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy (ISP) - SSK   

    News

    Conference:

    New Publications:

    • Choi, Sukwoong, Namil Kim, and Wonjoon Kim, "Are social entrepreneurs more risk-averse?," Applied Economics Letters, Accepted, 2018 (SSCI) 
    • Kiho Kwak, Wonjoon Kim, Karpsoo Kim, Latecomer firms' combination of strategies in a specialized suppliers sector: A comparative case study of the Korean plastic injection molding machine industry, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 133, 2018, pp.190-205 (SSCI) 
    • Kim, Daehyun, Namil Kim, and Wonjoon Kim, “The effect of patent protection on firms’ market value: The case of the renewable energy sector,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 82, 2018, pp.4309-4319  
    • Kwak, Kiho and Wonjoon Kim*, "Complementary multiplatforms in the growing innovation ecosystem: Evidence from 3D printing technology," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 136, 2018, pp.197-207 (SSCI)




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