Jiho Yang is a PhD candidate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department at Imperial College Business School. His research interest lies at the intersection between organisation design and technology and innovation management. Specifically, his research focuses on exploring how firms can influence behaviours of and interaction among employees, each of whom possesses a critical input to innovation: knowledge.
One of his studies investigates how formal R&D structure affects innovative outcomes. In this study, he aims at empirically testing the validity of competing predictions about the effect of R&D decentralization on the quality of inventions. The study intends to contribute to both research on organisation design and the knowledge-based view by illuminating whether and how formal structure affects firm innovation and identifying key contingencies under which reorganization of formal structure might be either conducive or detrimental to producing innovative outcomes.
Jiho holds an MRes in Business (with Distinction) from Imperial College, an MS in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Yonsei University, and a BBA from Yonsei University.