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.