John R. Kimberly is the Henry Bower Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Management, Health Care Systems Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD from Cornell University, an MS from Cornell, and a BA from Yale University. His previous academic appointments were at INSEAD, 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 the Novartis Professor of Healthcare Management at INSEAD, and was responsible for launching INSEAD's Healthcare Management Initiative. From 2002-2014 he was the Executive Director of Wharton's Global Alliance with INSEAD. In 2012 he launched the Implementation Science Initiative at Penn, a collaborative venture involving Wharton, the medical school, and the nursing school. That initiative recently became the Penn Center for Implementation Science at LDI. Professor Kimberly 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 Globalization of Managerial Innovation in Health Care, with Gérard de Pouvourville and Tom D’Aunno, analyzes the spread of DRGs around the globe.