Dennie Kim is a PhD candidate in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, studying organizational network design and performance, primarily in the US healthcare industry. His dissertation research specifically examines Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), networks of healthcare providers that voluntarily come together to address fragmentation in healthcare delivery. His work integrates theories of organizations and strategic management with classic sociology and studies of networks in order to pursue research questions on two fronts. (1) How do the network properties that emerge from interorganizational interactions affect whole network performance? (2) How can organizations "design" networks and what factors determine network success, or failure?
He earned his AB from Harvard University in Biology, where he worked at the Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School. Before starting the PhD program at the Carlson School of Management, he spent several years working in the healthcare industry, first as a strategy consultant with the Decision Resources Group, and then as a project manager in Surgical Services Administration at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Honors and Awards
Best Paper Proceedings, "Better Off Friends? Network Bounding and the Performance Implications of Formalization." OMT Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2018
SRF Dissertation Scholar, Strategic Management Society, 2017-19
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Carlson School of Management, 2017
Graduate Student Research Award, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2017