John R. Kimberly, PhD is the Henry Bower Professor Emeritus of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 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 Perelman School of Medicine, and Penn Nursing. 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.
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 in Paris; University of Paris-Dauphine; and Ecole Superieure en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC).