About J.B. (Joo Baek) Kim

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I am Assistant Professor of Information & Technology Management in John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa (UT) in Tampa, Florida. Before I joined UT, I worked at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. I received my Ph.D. degree in Information Systems & Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University. I also previously received three master's degrees in Business Administration (w/ concentration in Operations Management) from Seoul Nat'l University, Manufacturing Management from Pennsylvania State University, and Information Systems from University of Arkansas, respectively.  Before I got into academia, I had worked at Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) and Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) in South Korea.

My research interests includes: Use of Serious Games in Business Education, Gamification in Business Process, IT Strategy in Organizations, Organizational Technology Adoption, Role of IT in Business Transformation, and Pragmatic Use of Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods. All these research interests are concluded with one ultimate research goal; the examination and effective use of Information Systems and Technology to improve society.

My teaching interests includes: Management of Information Systems, Operations management, Project management, Business Analytics, ERP, Business Process Management, Innovation management, Global Information Systems, Research methods in IS (both in Quantitative & Qualitative), Database Management, Gamification in Business, Business Statistics, Supply Chain Management, Quality management, etc.