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Dr Young-Ah Kim

Lecturer
EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Young-Ah Kim
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    +44 (0) 1702 328273

  • Location

    GB 3.30, Southend Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday 3.00-4.00, Thursday 10:00-11:00, and Friday 10.00-11:00. Please make an appointment beforehand

Profile

Biography

Dr. Young-Ah Kim is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marketing and an associate director of Postgraduate Research (PhD) at Essex Business School. She studied at University of East Anglia (UK) and Jeonbuk National University (South Korea). Formerly, she worked as a research assistant professor at Korea University, and a part-time lecturer for several universities and research institutions including Jeonbuk National University, Wonkwang University, Sungshin University and Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies (aSSIST) in South Korea. Additionally, she was a visiting scholar at San Jose State University (USA), Plymouth University and University of East Anglia (UK) and Jeonbuk National University (South Korea). As a C.P.M (Certified Purchasing Manager), she has contributed to the training of purchasing or marketing managers in SMEs or international companies as well as has been interested in value creation and relationship management between supplier-buyer in the supply chain. Moreover, she has been building on research networks in marketing and supply chain management as well as networks with executives and managers, particularly, in the automotive, semiconductor and construction industries in the USA, the UK, and South Korea. Regarding research methodology, Young-Ah's quantitative strengths include structural equation modelling (SEM) where she has experience in several software programs, such as Mplus, LISREL, AMOS, SmartPLS, GeSCA, and SPSS. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Editorial Review Board Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (JEEE); Director The Foreign Cooperation Committee of The Korean Association for Public Administration; Reviewer International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (IJEBR); Reviewer Business Ethics: A European Review; Reviewer Asia Pacific Business Review; Reviewer Korea Review of International Studies (KRIS); Member C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager issued by the Institute for Supply Management, USA); Member British Academy of Management (BAM); Member Academy of Marketing (AM); Member European Marketing Academy (EMAC); Member International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB); Member Korean Academic Association of Business Administration; Member Korean Academic Society of Business Administration; Member Korean Marketing Association; Member Korean Distribution Association; Member Korean Society of Consumer Studies; Member Korean Association of Business Education Principal Investigator (1 out of Essex PIs) Accelerating Women's Enterprise project (AWE) that is supported by the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme Dr Young-Ah Kim's latest research on the Establishment of a New Customized Regional Innovation System for Regional Development is reported on NEWS1 and JEOLLAILBO (Newspaper) in Korea (July 2022) Previous PhD Students: * Dr Wentong Liu (2020): Assistant professor in Management, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China. * Dr Mohamed Samir Ali Shaaban (2022): Assistant professor in Management, Benha University, Egypt. * Dr Oluwatosin Adebola-Akande (2022): Corporate political activities and firm legitimacy in institutionally challenging context

Qualifications

  • PhD University of East Anglia,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Associate Director of Postgraduate Research Programme (PhD), Essex Business School (20/1/2022 - present)

  • Senior Personal Tutor, Essex Business School (1/10/2013 - 31/12/2021)

  • Undergraduate Programme Director, MSE Group, Essex Business School (1/1/2019 - 30/4/2019)

  • Progress Officer, Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/1/2019 - 30/4/2019)

Other academic

  • Research Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University (1/5/2005 - 30/4/2007)

  • Visiting Professor, Graduate school of Convergence Technology Management, Jeonbuk National University (1/3/2022 - 28/2/2023)

  • Visiting Scholar, School of Economics, University of East Anglia (1/2/2018 - 28/2/2018)

  • Visiting Scholar, School of Economics, University of East Anglia (1/3/2016 - 31/3/2016)

  • Visiting Scholar, Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University (1/2/2016 - 29/2/2016)

  • Visiting Scholar, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University (SJSU) (1/6/2003 - 31/10/2004)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Innovation in the high-tech industry

Open to supervise

Absorptive capacity

Open to supervise

Business-to-Business Relationship Marketing

Open to supervise

Business Network and Relationship Management between Firms

Open to supervise

Quantitative Methods in Marketing (Advanced SEM, Hierarchical model, Choice Modelling)

Open to supervise

Relationship Value in Business Contexts

Open to supervise

E-government

Open to supervise

Current research

The transformative role of digital technologies for resilience in Fresh Food supply chains in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

To explore how Fresh Food supply chains (FFSC) have been affected due to the restrictions placed during the multiple COVID- 19 lockdowns. To explore ways in which digital technologies (DT) have helped to transform and improve resilience in FFSCs during and after the restrictions. Specifically, to identify best practices in FFSCs that used digital technologies to help monitor food quality and keep running their businesses during the lockdown

Sustainable KSP on e-Government and Smart Cities

ESRC IAA funding project

The Mid- and Long-Term Development of Business Improvement Districts

Ministry of the Interior and Safety (South Korea)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Services Marketing (BE513)

  • Business-To-Business Marketing (BE514)

Previous supervision

Mohamed Samir Ali Shaaban
Mohamed Samir Ali Shaaban
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Expatriate Job Deprivation and Thriving At Workplace: Examining the Antecedents, Moderator, and Outcomes
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/1/2022
Wentong Liu
Wentong Liu
Thesis title: Resource Mobilisation and Social Entrepreneurship: Social Bricolage as Antecedent and Outcome
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 1/6/2020

Publications

Journal articles (18)

Malhotra, N., Bernadette, F., Leeflang, P., Kim, YA. and Higson, H., Understanding how satisfactory service relationships can be mutually beneficial in the higher education context. European Journal of Marketing

Kim, YA., Kim, K-A. and Tzokas, N., (2022). Entrepreneurial universities and the effects of the types of vocational education and internships on graduates’ employability. Studies in Higher Education. 47 (5), 1000-1009

Kim, Y-A., Moffatt, PG. and Peters, S., (2022). Generalised additive modelling of the credit risk of Korean personal bank loans. Journal of Credit Risk. 18 (3), 77-103

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N. and Kim, Y-A., (2021). An approach to the cooperation for innovation in the service sector. International Journal of Innovation Management. 25 (5), 2150054-2150054

Liu, W., Kwong, C., Kim, Y-A. and Liu, H., (2021). The More the Better vs. Less is More: Strategic Alliances, Bricolage and Social Performance in Social Enterprises. Journal of Business Research. 137, 128-142

Cheung, C., Kwong, CCY., Manzoor, H., Rashid, MU., Bhattarai, C. and Kim, Y-A., (2019). The co-creation of social ventures through bricolage, for the displaced, by the displaced. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 25 (5), 1093-1127

Tzokas, N., Kim, Y-A., Akbar, H. and Al-Dajani, H., (2015). Absorptive capacity and performance: The role of customer relationship and technological capabilities in high-tech SMEs. Industrial Marketing Management. 47, 134-142

Kim, Y-A., Akbar, H., Tzokas, N. and Al-Dajani, H., (2014). Systems thinking and absorptive capacity in high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises from South Korea. International Small Business Journal. 32 (8), 876-896

Kulkarni, D., Park, T. and Kim, YA., (2006). A Study on the Reverse Logistics Outsourcing Practices. California Journal of Operations Management. 4 (1), 39-46

Park, T., Velicheti, K. and Kim, YA., (2005). The Impact of Product Variety on Retailing Operations in the Supply Chain. California Journal of Operations Management. 3 (1), 76-81

Park, T., Nandiwada, S. and Kim, YA., (2004). A Study on the Current Trends of E-Procurement. California Journal of Operations Management. 2 (1), 19-25

Park, T., Nandiwada, S. and Kim, YA., (2004). A Comparative Study of E-Procurement Practices in the U.S and Korea. California Journal of Operations Management. 2 (1), 138-144

Kim, YA., (2002). A Study on the Causes and Consequences of Relationship Quality between Customers and Retailers. Journal of Daehan Association of Business Administration. 34 (December), 173-198

Kim, YA., (2002). A Study on the Effect of Consumers' Cognition to Relationship Investment and Affect Factors about Store to Relationship Quality. Business Education Review. 28 (4), 79-98

Kim, YA., (2002). A Study on the Relationship Orientation of Supply Companies in the Construction Industry. Business Education Review. 28 (August), 255-281

Kim, YA., (2001). The Factors and Outcomes of Relationship Orientation between Suppliers and Buyers. Korean Journal of Marketing. 3 (3), 1-24

Choi, N. and Kim, YA., (2000). The Effects of Justice Factors and Needs for Cognitions on the Consumer-Satisfaction of Company-Complaint-Handling. The Journal of Daehan Association of Business Administration. 24 (June), 93-117

Choi, N. and Kim, YA., (2000). The Roles of Sales Efforts and Goal Level on the Effects of Personal and Environmental Factors on the Sales Performance. Korean Journal of Marketing. 2 (2), 108-134

Conferences (22)

Kim, YA., (2022). Policy Proposals for Sustainable Knowledge Sharing Projects (KSP) on e-Government and Smart Cities (Chair of the session), The Korean Association for Policy Studies 2022 conference, Jeju Island, South Korea, June 2022.

Kim, YA., Kim, K. and Ha, D., (2022). A Topical Study on the Establishment of Regional Innovation System, The Korean Association of Governance 2022 Conference, Kwangju, South Korea, August 2022.

Kim, YA., Kim, K. and Kim, C., (2022). The development of the practical framework for knowledge transfer: focusing on digital government cases, The Korean Association for Local Government Studies 2022 conference, Pusan, South Korea, August 2022.

Kim, YA., (2022). Present and Future: Policies based on Data evidence (Discussion), The Korean Public Administration 2022 International Conference, Yeosu, South Korea, June 2022.

Kim, YA., (2022). Discussion on ways to improve ODA performance evaluation from the perspective of knowledge sharing and innovation diffusion: Focusing on the KSP cases (Chair of the session), The Korean Association of Governance 2022 Conference, Kwangju, South Korea, August 2022.

Kim, YA., Kim, KA., Kim, JH. and Kim, KH., (2021). Innovative growth policies and firm performance under the Covid-19 pandemic, British Academy of Management 2021 Conference, Online. August 2021

Kim, YA., Kim, K. and Moffatt, PG., (2020). Promoting product innovation under market uncertainty, British Academy of Management 2020 Conference, Online. September 2020

Kim, C., Kim, YA. and Kim, K., (2020). The myth and presence of Smart City transformation in Korea, Society of Open Innovation, South Korea, July 2020

Kim, YA., Kim, K. and Moffatt, P., (2020). Government support and product innovation in the manufacturing sector, GMC 2020 conference, November 2020.

Liu, W., Kim, YA. and Kwong, C., (2019). Bricolage as a Path from Strategic Alliances to Radical Innovation for Social Enterprises, Knowledge Networks: An Interdisciplinary Paper Development Workshop, United Kingdom, October 2019

Liu, W., Kim, YA. and Kwong, C., (2019). An Exploratory Research of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Bricolage and Innovation Outcomes for Social Enterprise, British Academy of Management 2019 Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 2019

Liu, W., Kim, YA. and Kwong, C., (2019). Bricolage as a Path from Strategic Alliances to Radical Innovation for Social Enterprises: The Moderating Role of Inter-firms Trust, The 6th Frontiers of Business Research in China International Conference, Beijing, China, May 2019

Arranz, N., Kim, YA. and Fernandez de Arroyabe, JC., (2018). Cooperation for innovation in the service sector, British Academy of Management 2018 Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom, September 2018

Kim, YA. and Chryssochoidis, G., (2018). How do relationship characteristics create relationship value? Evidence from high-tech SMEs, European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC) 2018, Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 2018

Kim, YA., (2017). Types of Relationship Value and Their Antecedents in the Technology-Intensive Industries, European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC) 2017, Groningen, The Netherlands, May 2017

Kim, YA., Chryssochoidis, G. and Tzokas, N., (2016). Interaction Characteristics in the Supply Chain and their Consequences in the High-Tech Industry, Academy of Marketing 2016 Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, July 2016

Kim, YA. and Moffatt, PG., (2015). Generalised Additive Modelling of the Repayment Performance, Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, August 2015

Kim, YA., Akbar, H. and Tzokas, N., (2012). Absorptive Capacity and Performance: The Role of Customer Relationship and Technological Capabilities, Academy of Marketing 2012 Conference, July 2012

Kim, YA., Chryssochoidis, G. and Tzokas, N., (2010). The Effect of Relational Polity and Operational Integration on Performance in Channel Relationships, The IAMB 2010 Conference, Madrid, Spain, July 2010

Kim, YA., (2009). A Study on the Relationship Orientation of Supply Companies in the Construction Industry, The 25th IMP conference 2009, Marseille, France, August 2009

Kim, YA., (2006). Reverse logistics management system in the Korean publishing industry, International Conference of Integrated Management Associations, Seoul, South Korea, August 2006

Park, T., Kim, J., Song, Y. and Kim, YA., (2006). A Survey Study on Outsourcing of Chip Manufacturing from Fabless Companies, Pan Pacific XXIII Conference, Busan, South Korea, May 2006

Reports and Papers (6)

Kim, C., Kim, YA., Kim, K., Lee, H. and Ban, H., (2022). An Exploratory Study of KSP Projects on Partner Countries’ E-government Projects Focusing on Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Sustainability (International version)

Kim, C., Kim, YA., Kim, K., Lee, H. and Ban, H., (2021). Improvement of Knowledge Sharing Project (KSP) on e-government projects

Kim, YA., (2020). Development of an Innovation Framework & Eco-System for the South East Region in the UK

Kim, YA. and Moffatt, PG., (2016). Generalized additive modelling of the repayment performance of Korean borrowers

Suh, C. and Kim, YA., (2006). APEC Trade Policy Survey Analysis

Kim, YA., (2002). Jeonju City Brand Management

Grants and funding

2022

The transformative role of digital technologies for resilience in Fresh Food supply chains in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Essex

Sustainable Knowledge Sharing Projects (KSP) on e-Government and Smart Cities

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

Accelerating Women�s Enterprise

European Commission

2021

Improvement of KSP (Knowledge Sharing Project) projects focusing on efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability on e-government projects of partner countries

The Export-import Bank of Korea

2020

ESRC IAA - Analytical Support for LIS / LEPs

Economic and Social Research Council

Contact

yakim@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1702 328273

Location:

GB 3.30, Southend Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday 3.00-4.00, Thursday 10:00-11:00, and Friday 10.00-11:00. Please make an appointment beforehand

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