John Kimberly, PhD

John R. Kimberly, PhD

Henry Bower Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School
Professor, Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences

John R. Kimberly is the Henry Bower Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Management, Health Care Systems, and Sociology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Executive Director of Wharton’s Global Alliance with INSEAD. He holds a PhD from Cornell University, along with an MS from Cornell, and a BA from Yale University. His previous academic appointments were at Yale University, the University of Illinois, and Cornell University, while his visiting appointments have included: Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; University of Paris-Dauphine; and Ecole Superieure en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), Paris. From 1998-2002 he was also the Novartis Professor of Healthcare Management at INSEAD, and was responsible for launching INSEAD’s Healthcare Management Initiative. He consults with a number of organizations in the public and private sectors on problems of leadership, innovation and organizational design. His most recent book, The Soul of the Corporation, with Hamid Bouchikhi, was published in 2008.

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