John R Kimberly

John R Kimberly
  • Henry Bower Professor Emeritus of Management
  • Professor Emeritus of Health Care Management

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2109 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

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Overview

Education

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 2012-2017

Editorial Board, British Journal of Management, 1990-present
American Journal of Medical Quality, 2005-present
Public Health Reviews 2010-present
Behavioral Science and Policy 2013-present

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership 2012-2017

Board Member, Treatment Research Institute
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

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Research

  • A. Flitter, G. Crawford, N. Stevens, D. Ziedonis, F. Leone, D. Mandell, John R Kimberly, R. Schnoll (Working), Working with Community Mental Health Clinics to Test Clinician Training Programs for Treating Nicotine Dependence among Smokers with Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

  • Hamid Bouchikhi and John R Kimberly (2017), Paradigmatic warfare: The struggle for the soul of economics at the University of Notre Dame, Industrial and Corporate Change, 26 (6), pp. 1109-1124.

    Abstract: Between 2003 and 2010, the College of Arts and Letters of the University of Notre Dame had two rival economics departments, one that was resolutely mainstream and the other that was just as resolutely heterodox. This unusual organizational arrangement was an effort to accommodate a paradigmatic conflict about the kind of economic scholarship needed to lift the university in national rankings while, at the same time, maintaining its Catholic identity, a conflict that unfolded over three decades and that resulted, ultimately, in the closure of the heterodox department in July 2010 and a full embrace of mainstream economics. This article traces the history of this conflict and documents the kind of organizational, political, and personal issues that together influenced this extended, intense, and highly divisive case of paradigmatic warfare. Our analysis shows how the goal of becoming a major research university and the use of rankings to measure the performance of academic departments created contested terrain, where existing interests and commitments struggled to maintain legitimacy in the face of the emergence of new strategic priorities and set off a variety of conflicting moves and counter moves that engaged identity and power and that required forceful leadership to resolve.

  • Hamid Bouchikhi and John R Kimberly (Working), Transgressive Leadership and the Common Good.

  • John R Kimberly and Hamid Bouchikhi (Working), The University in a World of Academic Free Agents: Bundling, Branding and Broadcasting.

  • Etienne Minvielle, John R Kimberly, Imran Cronk (Working), Transforming Health Care Delivery: Changing Managerial Demands Generate New Behavioral Requirements.

  • John R Kimberly and Bouchikhi Hamid (2016), Disruption on steroids: Sea change in higher education in general and business education in particular, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 23 (1), pp. 5-12.

  • John R Kimberly and Imran Cronk (2016), Making value a priority: How this paradigm shift is changing the landscape in health care, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1381, pp. 162-167.

  • Etienne Minvielle and John R Kimberly (2014), A framework for managing care customization, Health Policy, 117 (2), pp. 216-227.

  • John R Kimberly (2013), Globalization and the business of health care, European Journal of International Management, 7 (2), pp. 159-170.

  • Shannon Wiltsey Stirman and John R Kimberly (2012), The sustainability of new programs and innovations: A review of the empirical literature and recommendations for future research, Implementation Science, 7, p. 17.

Teaching

Past Courses

  • HCMG2130 - Hc Mgmt&Strat

    This course presents an overview of the business of health and how a variety of health care organizations have gained, sustained, and lost competitive advantage amidst intense competition, widespread regulation, high interdependence, and massive technological, economic, social and political changes. Specifically, we evaluate the challenges facing health care organizations using competitive analysis, identify their past responses, and explore the current strategies they are using to manage these challenges (and emerging ones) more effectively. Students will develop generalized skills in competitive analysis and the ability to apply those skills in the specialized analysis of opportunities in producer (e.g. biopharmaceutical, medical product, information technology), purchaser (e.g. insurance), and provider (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, physician) organizations and industry sectors. The course is organized around a number of readings, cases, presentations, and a required project.

  • MGMT9320 - Prosem in Mgmt

    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the methodological approaches we commonly think of as qualitative, with special emphasis on ethnography, semi- structured interviews, case studies, content analysis, and mixed-methods research. The course will cover the basic techniques for collecting, interpreting, and analyzing qualitative (i.e. non-numerical) data. In the spring quarter, the course will operate on two interrelated dimensions, one focused on the theoretical approaches to various types of qualitative research, the other focused on the practical techniques of data collection, such as identifying key informants, selecting respondents, collecting field notes and conducting interviews. In the fall semester, the course will operate on two interrelated dimensions, one focused on the theoretical approaches on building arguments and theory from qualitative data, the other focused on the practical techniques of data collection, such as analyzing data, writing, and presenting findings. Note: This class is part of a two-part sequence which focuses on qualitative data collection and analysis. The first of this course, offered in the Spring, focuses on data collection and the second half of the course, offered the following Fall, will focus on qualitative data analysis. Each course is seven weeks long. Students may take either class independently or consecutively.

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