Francis is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Thomas Schmidheiny Research Fellow at Indian School of Business. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University (2018).

Combining the disciplines of Financial Economics and Economic History, his research spans from Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance, and the Philosophy of Capitalism; in particular, the focus is given to the governance structure of resources within - and the philosophical objective of - organizations from high tech start-ups to the classic family-firms, and the institutional framework thereof. Some of his work was featured at The 2018 Political Economy of Finance Conference by Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is to be featured at The 2020 Annual Conference of European Association of Law and Economics. Francis has taught Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital to PGP students at Indian School of Business since 2019, and to MBA students at Yonsei School of Business in Spring 2020.

For Fall 2019, Francis was invited as a Visiting Scholar to Harvard Law School, primarily to conduct interdisciplinary research initiatives on Contract Theory in Entrepreneurship, and has remained as an Affiliate (non-residential) with Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University since Fall 2019.

Prior to his academic career, Francis served as an Associate Strategist and Junior Economist at Goldman Sachs for the Asia-Pacific region and had served as a Navy Officer in South Korea.


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Kim, Francis D.

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship