University of Calgary

Heechun Kim

  • Associate Professor
  • Strategy and Global Management [SGMA]

Research Interests

Currently Teaching


Heechun Kim is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Global Management at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. His research interests include strategic leadership, family firms, and emerging market multinationals. His research has been published in top-tier journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of International Business Studies. He received the 2020 Dean’s Innovative Research Award from the Haskayne School of Business.

Dr. Kim joined the Haskayne School of Business in 2017. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.


Selected Publications

Jeong, S.-H., Kim, H., & Kim. H. Strategic nepotism in family director appointments: Evidence from family business groups in South Korea. Academy of Management Journal (forthcoming)

Kim, H., Wu, J., Schuler, D. A., & Hoskisson, R. E. 2020. Chinese multinationals’ fast internationalization: Financial performance advantage in one region, disadvantage in another. Journal of International Business Studies, 51(7): 1076-1106. [Featured in Harvard Business Review, “What’s the best pace of expansion?,” May/June 2020, 98(3): 29.]

Kim, H., Hoskisson, R. E., & Zyung, J. 2019. Socioemotional favoritism: Evidence from foreign divestitures in family multinationals. Organization Studies, 40(6): 917-940. 

Kim, H., Hoskisson, R. E., & Lee, S.-H. 2015. Why strategic factor markets matter: “New” multinationals’ geographic diversification and firm profitability. Strategic Management Journal, 36(4): 518-536.

Kim, H., Kim, H., & Hoskisson, R. E. 2010. Does market-oriented institutional change in an emerging economy make business group-affiliated multinationals perform better? An institution-based view. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(7): 1141-1160.

Kim, H., Kim, H., & Lee, P. M. 2008. Ownership structure and the relationship between financial slack and R&D investments: Evidence from Korean firms. Organization Science, 19(3): 404-418.

Wan, W. P., Yiu, D. W., Hoskisson, R. E., & Kim, H. 2008. The performance implications of relationship banking during macroeconomic expansion and contraction: A study of Japanese banks’ social relationships and overseas expansion. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(3): 406-427.



  • PhD
    Arizona State University, 2008
  • MS
    Hanyang University, 2002
  • BBA
    Hanyang University, 1999
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