W. Chan Kim

W. Chan Kim (Hangul: ê¹€ìœ„ì°¬; born 1951) is a Korean-born business theorist, Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, and co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in Fontainebleau, France. He is known as co-author of the 2005 book Blue Ocean Strategy.

Born in Korea, Kim was educated at Ross School of Business, where late 1970s he started his academic career eventually becoming Professor. In 1992 he moved to France, where he became Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, and co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in Fontainebleau, France.

Kim has served on the board of multiple multinationals, and is Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

In 2008 he was awarded the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking. He was ranked second in the Thinkers50 of the most influential management thinkers alive.

In their 1999 Harvard Business Review article "Creating New Market Space" Kim and Renée Mauborgne presented a popular post-Porter model. In this article they described a "value innovation" model in which companies must look outside their present paradigms to find new value propositions.

W. Chan Kim

Born
1951
 
Nationality
South Korean
 
Citizenship
South Korea
 
Alma mater
Ross School of Business
 
Employer
INSEAD
 
Notable work
Blue Ocean Strategy (2005)
 
Awards
Nobels Colloquia Prize (2008)