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Inspiration for Digital Change
Being a 
Digital Evangelist

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Personal PROFILE

Seongcheol Kim received his BBA and MBA from Seoul National University in Korea and an MA in Telecommunication and PhD in Mass Media from Michigan State University in the U.S. From 1989 to early 2008, Dr. Kim has worked for SK Group, Seoul Metropolitan Government and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is the former president of the Korean Association for Information Society (KAIS) and Korea Media Management Association (KMMA), and the former director of Korea University Library. He received the Order of Merit from the President of Korea in 2018. He also received the Seoktop Research Award of Korea University 6 times and the Seoktop Teaching Award of Korea University 12 times. He became the winner of the 2022 Academic Achievement Award presented by Korea University Alumni Association (KUAA). His research was selected as one of the Top 50 Research Achievements of National Research Foundation of Korea, so he received the Commendation from Minister of Ministry of Education in 2022.

Research Area

Professor Kim is currently the director of the Center for ICT and Society, the director of the Smart Media Service Research Center, and the director of Digital Platform Research Center.

He is also co-editor of Digital Business journal (Scopus-indexed) and an associate editor of Telecommunications Policy journal. He loves solving fast changing and cutting-edge problems in digital ecosystem and global society.

Major Publications

S. Ha, Y. Park, J. Kim and S. Kim, Research Trends of Digital Platforms: A Survey of the Literature from 2018 to 2021, Telecommunications Policy, v.47, no.8, 102543, September 2023 (Corresponding author)


C. Lim and S. Kim, Why do Korean users intend to subscribe to global OTT service through their local IPTV service?, Telecommunications Policy, v.47, no.4, 102541, May 2023 (Corresponding author)


E. Na, Y. Jung and S. Kim, How do care service managers and workers perceive care robot adoption in elderly care facilities? Technological Forecasting and Social Change, v.187, 122250, February 2023 (Corresponding author)


J. Park and S. Kim, How do people with physical disabilities want to construct virtual identities with avatars?, Frontiers in Psychology, 13:994786. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.994786, September 2022 (Corresponding author)


S. Wang and S. Kim, Users’ emotional and behavioral responses to deepfake videos of K-pop idols, Computers in Human Behavior, v.134, 107305, September 2022 (Corresponding author)


Knowledge and Wisdom

​Human Resources

Training students to lead digital change

Who is

Professor Kim's


Top professionals or global trend setters

How to be


Business model : Pursuing excellence and differentiating quality

Social value : Devoting to the community as an expert Environment : Demonstrating academic ecosystem leadership

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