About Min Jung

I am Min Jung Kim, a Ph.D. candidate at the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. I will be joining the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor. 

My research lies at the intersection of strategy and innovation, focusing on the relationship between the geographic concentration of industry activity and firms’ outcomes in different stages of technological innovation. In addition, I investigate how differences in firms’ strategic choices or characteristics interact with the geographic concentration of industry activity to create variation in firm outcomes.

In my dissertation, I investigate how the geographic concentration of industry activity influences firms’ technological innovation. Different from previous studies focusing on cluster size in and of itself, I explore the temporal dynamics of industry clusters—namely, the patterns of growth or decline of an industry cluster over time. My dissertation has been recognized by several dissertation grants and awards, including SRF (Strategy Research Foundation) Dissertation Grant, Seth/AIB Dissertation Best Proposal Prize and Scholarship, SMS Annual Conference Best Paper Prize Finalist and Best PhD Paper Prize Finalist, as well as Carlson Dissertation Fellowship.

I like data visualization, especially using diverse geographical computational skills, and I am interested in the medical device, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. My great location—Minneapolis-St.Paul in Minnesota, which is a large medical device cluster and experienced a lot of interesting historical dynamics—inspired my dissertation. 

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