Francis D. Kim

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship



Francis is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business. His research focuses on how contractual incentives affect governance and policy arrangements in the Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance issue areas. Some of his work was featured at the 2018 Political Economy of Finance Conference by Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and at the 2020 Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics. For Fall 2019, Francis was invited as a Visiting Scholar to Harvard Law School, primarily to develop his collaborative research on contracts of giant tech companies, and was an Affiliate at Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.

Francis has taught Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital to PGP students at the Indian School of Business since 2019, and to MBA students at Yonsei University School of Business in spring terms since 2020.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University (2018). Prior to his academic career, Francis served as an Associate Strategist at Goldman Sachs for the Asia-Pacific region and had served as a Navy Officer in South Korea.



  • 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2019 - 2019: Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School