On July 3, 2015, Dong-hyu Kim joined the TU Berlin’s Chair of Innovation Economics as a guest scholar. With the guidance of Prof. Dr. Knut Blind, Dong-hyu is conducting a case study of Cisco’s IoE Innovation Center (openBerlin). He is a PhD candidate in Strategy & Organization (International Management) at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, South Korea. Prior to his PhD studies, he obtained the Master of Global Economy & Strategy (International Trade, Finance & Management) at Yonsei GSIS (with the highest honor in his field) and a BS in Electronics & Computer Engineering at Hanyang Unverisity, South Korea. He is currently a recipient of Global PhD Fellowship by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).
For his case study, Dong-hyu attempts to identify the role of IoT standards in the collaboration of Cisco and its partners, and explain how it may affect innovation, the dynamics of internal stakeholders, and competition with other industry players. He came to the Chair with the NRF-DAAD Summer Institute Program Scholarship, and plans to stay here for this summer. He is looking forward to conducting his case study here in Germany to obtain insights regarding the relationships of standards, innovation and business ecosystems. If you want to know more about him and his research experience, please check his homepage.