Jin Hyung Kim

Jin Hyung Kim

Jin Hyung Kim

Assistant Professor of International Business


Email: Jin Hyung Kim
Office Phone: (202) 994-0413
Suite 401-C Washington, D.C. 20052

Dr. Jin Hyung Kim is an assistant professor of international business. He joined the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) in 2017.

His research interests include non-market strategy, particularly 1) corporate lobbying strategy and foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs), 2) country and societal institutions and corporate lobbying, and 3) regulatory change and business-government relations. Professor Kim explores what non-market strategies firms implement to influence the non-market environment to achieve better outcomes in a global strategy context and what types of institutions drive their nonmarket behaviors. Professor Kim also studies the implications of non-market environments and its interactions with firms such as regulatory change and business-government relations.

Professor Kim is actively engaging in the academic community. He is a member of the Strategic Management Journal Editorial Review Board and recognized as Best Reviewer for his service. Professor Kim has also been actively involved in building an academic research community and a member of the Non-Market Strategy Research Community (NMSRC), a scholarly community interested in nonmarket strategy and in promoting related research composed of renowned scholars in the field, since 2018.

Professor Kim did his undergraduate study in management and international business at Yonsei University in Korea, and then served a company commander role as a commissioned officer in the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). Following military service, he joined Oliver Wyman as a management consultant and was involved in multiple corporate and global strategy projects. He left Oliver Wyman to pursue a master’s degree at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and then earned his doctorate degree from Harvard Business School (HBS).

Updated on June 19, 2024.

Research Interests/Expertise

  • Nonmarket strategy
  • Global strategy
  • Corporate political strategy and foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs)
  • Institutions
  • Regulatory change
  • Business-government relations


  • Kim, J., Kwak, J., & Park, H. ESG as a nonmarket strategy to cope with interstate tension: Empirical evidence from multinationals’ ESG performance in host countries (conditionally accepted; Strategic Management Journal)
  • Kim, J., & Siegel, J. (2024). Paying for legitimacy: Autocracy, nonmarket Strategy, and the liability of foreignness. Administrative Science Quarterly, 69(1), 131–171.
  • Kim, J. (2019). Is your playing field unleveled? U.S. defense contracts and foreign firm lobbying. Strategic Management Journal, 40(12), 1911–1937.

Work in Progress

  • Kim, J., & Siegel, J. The effect of home-country culture on cross-border nonmarket strategy: Egalitarianism and lobbying in the United States (under 2nd round review; Journal of International Business Studies)
  • Kim, J., & Kang, J. By whom, when, and why: Teasing apart corporate political lobbying after the U.S. capital market regulatory experiment (revise and resubmit; Strategic Management Journal)
  • Kim, J., Hurst, R., & Siegel., J. High-profile enforcement as an effective deterrence mechanism: Evidence from the Paul Manafort prosecution and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) (revise and resubmit; Organization Science)
  • Kim, J., & Hiatt, S. The effect of sociopolitical legitimacy on foreign firm political strategy (in preparation of submission)


  • D.B.A. in Strategy - Harvard Business School, 2011–2017
  • M.I.A. in International and Public Affair - Columbia University, 2008–2010
  • B.B.A. in Management - Yonsei University, 1998–2002

Professional Experience

  • Consultant, Oliver Wyman, 2006–2008
  • 1st Lieutenant, Republic of Korea Air Force, 2002–2006
  • 2022 Best Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Journal
  • 2021 Best Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Journal
  • 2020 Best Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Journal
  • Winner, Honey Nashman Spark a Life Award for Faculty Member of the Year, The George Washington University
  • Winner, Academy of Management (AOM) International Management (IM) Division 2018 D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University Dissertation Award
  • Finalist, Academy of Management (AOM) Strategic Management (STR) Division 2018 Wiley Blackwell Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Strategic Management
  • Finalist, Academy of Management (AOM) International Theme Committee (ITC) 2018 Emerald Best International Dissertation Award
  • Finalist, Academy of International Business (AIB) 2018 Buckley & Casson Dissertation Award