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John R Kimberly

Henry Bower Professor

Professor of Management

Professor of Entrepreneurial Management

Professor of Health Care Management/Sociology

Research Interests: health policy, institutional creation, managerial innovation, organizational change, organizational design

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PhD, Cornell University, 1970; MS, Cornell University, 1967; BA, Yale University, 1964

Recent Consulting

Organizational consultant to several organizations in the public and private sectors; Scientific Advisor to the Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry, and Directorate for Scientific Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France; Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress; Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, Council of Canadian Academies, MacArthur Foundation

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1982-present (named Henry Bower Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, 1989; Chairperson, Management Department, 1986-89). Previous appointments: Yale University; University of Illinois; Cornell University. Visiting appointments: Ecole Polytechnique, France; University of Paris-Dauphine; Ecole Superieure en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), Paris; Novartis Professor of Healthcare Management, INSEAD, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, INSEAD

Professional Leadership 2009-2014

Editorial Board, British Journal of Management, 1990-present;  American Journal of Medical Quality, 2005-present; International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 2007-present; Public Health Reviews 2010-present; Behavioral Sience and Policy 2013-present

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership 2009-2014

Board Member, Greentree Community Health Foundation; Board Member, St. Regis Foundation; Board Member OESO Foundation; Board Board Member,  Arto Monaco Historical Society; Board Member, Adirondack Museum