Yujin Kim    Assistant Professor、PI
Institute School of Entrepreneurship and Management
Research Area Entrepreneurship, technological innovation, strategy, and organizational economics
Contact Info. yjkim@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Yujin Kim is an assistant professor、PI in the School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University. She joined ShanghaiTech University in September 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley in May 2016. During her study in UC Berkeley, she won the 2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, the Korea Foundation of Advanced Studies (KFAS) Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, the Sasakawa Young Leadership Fellowship and the Crawford Research Fellowship. Before Berkeley, She received a BA in Economics and a MA in Strategy and International Management from Seoul National University.
  Research Interests  
Her broad research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics with the focus on technological innovation, entrepreneurship, business strategy and organizational economics. Specifically, she is interested in how a public policy or an institutional change drives entrepreneurial firms produce radically novel and creative innovations. Her dissertation examines the strategic conditions that drive entrepreneurial innovators to pursue novel innovation rather than innovation that is closer to existing technologies, in the context of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA). Related to this, she analyses the effect of ODA on the investment strategies of venture capitals in the way that supports breakthrough innovation in a long term, rather than investing in incremental innovations in a short term. In another project, she examines the effect of investment from Chinese investors on the structure of the Korean Drama industry as well as the growth of entrepreneurial contents providers such as drama production studios. Lastly, she compares the interplay between private venture capitals (VCs) and corporate venture capitals (CVCs) , in order to see how corporations leverage their capabilities to form an ecosystem surrounding a new technology as well as learn from market through CVC activities.
  Selected Publications  

Working papers

 “Too Costly To Convince: How Do Entrepreneurs Market Breakthrough Innovation Through Partnership?"
a) Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Innovation 2016, Roma, Italy
b) Kauffman Emerging Scholars Conference 2016, Kansas City, USA
c) INSEAD Dorit Entrepreneurship Conference 2015, Paris, France

 “Complementary Assets and the Evolution of Inter-firm Collaboration for Technology Commercialization"

 “Are Venture Capitals Risk-averse? Investment Strategies of VCs in Novel Innovations? (with Chirantan Chatterjee)”