Francis D. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Thomas Schmidheiny Research Fellow at Indian School of Business. He holds a doctorate (D.Phil) from Oxford University (2018). Combining the disciplines of Economic History and Financial Economics, his research focuses on linking institutional factors to entrepreneurial activities in both historical and contemporary contexts; in particular, the corporate governance arrangements of family firms in emerging markets and high-tech startups around the world. Some of his works has been featured at the 2018 Political Economy of Finance Conference by Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
Prior to his academic career, Francis served as an Associate Strategist and Junior Economist under the Global ECS Team of Goldman Sachs Group for the Asia-Pacific region and had served as a Navy Officer in South Korea. For Fall 2019, Francis is invited as a Visiting Scholar to Harvard Law, primarily to conduct an interdisciplinary, collaborative research initiative on dual-class structure.