Colloquium: The Diffusion of Retail Innovation: The Case of 7-Eleven

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Place: Center for Korean Studies Conference Room

Hyunchul Kim

Graduate School of International Studies
Seoul National University

Professor Hyunchul Kim
Professor Hyunchul Kim

There are many convenience stores such as 7-Eleven in Hawai‘i. What sort of items do you typically purchase at those convenience stores? Spam Musubi, coffee, or cookies? In this presentation, Professor Kim will examine how the idea of 7-Eleven was invented and subsequently has proliferated in America since its inception. He will also explain how 7-Eleven was introduced to Japan and Korea and what were the consequences in both countries. His presentation will be delivered in Korean.

Hyunchul Kim is an associate professor of Japanese business at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. He is now in charge of Area Studies at GSIS. He is a graduate of the School of Business Administration at SNU and received his Ph.D. at the Keio Business School in Japan. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Korean Studies.