Colloquium: The Diffusion of Retail Innovation

Pro­fes­sor Hyunchul Kim of Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty speaks in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies col­lo­qui­um series Wednes­day, April 30, 2008. His top­ic is “The Dif­fu­sion of Retail Inno­va­tion: The Case of 7-Eleven.” The col­lo­qui­um will take place in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies con­fer­ence room from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kim will give his pre­sen­ta­tion in Korean.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will exam­ine how the idea of 7-Eleven was invent­ed and sub­se­quent­ly has pro­lif­er­at­ed in Amer­i­ca since its incep­tion. Kim will also explain how 7-Eleven was intro­duced to Japan and Korea and what have been the con­se­quences in both countries.

Hyunchul Kim is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Japan­ese busi­ness at the Grad­u­ate School of Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies, Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty. He is now in charge of Area Stud­ies at GSIS. He is a grad­u­ate of the School of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion at SNU and received his Ph.D. at the Keio Busi­ness School in Japan. He is cur­rent­ly a vis­it­ing schol­ar at the Cen­ter for Kore­an Studies.