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Phillip Kim


Phillip H. Kim is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. 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 platform.

Dr. Kim regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and establishing their businesses and coaches student entrepreneurs as they start 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.


Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Trinity International University
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania
  • BAS, University of Pennsylvania

Academic Interest / Expertise

Sociology of Entrepreneurship; Technology Entrepreneurship; Academic Entrepreneurship; Founding Teams; Growth and Scaling Businesses; Social Innovation

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 — Graduate School Excellence in Service Award, Graduate School
  • 2018 — Faculty Teaching Award (Executive Education), Babson College
  • 2017 — Faculty Empirical Scholarship Award, Babson College
  • 2017 — 2016 Outstanding Paper, Group & Organization Management
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