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Kim B. Clark

For the article about the 2006 Michigan candidate for U.S. Congress, see Kim Clark (candidate).

Kim B. Clark (born March 20 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is President of Brigham Young University–Idaho. Before this appointment in 2005, Clark served as Dean of the Harvard Business School from 1995 to 2005 and as the George F. Baker Professor of Administration.

Clark matriculated at Harvard University in 1967 as a pre-med major and left after his freshman year to serve as a missionary in Germany. Upon his return to the U.S., he enrolled at Brigham Young University. After he and his wife married in the Salt Lake Temple in June of 1971, Clark resumed his studies at Harvard, where he received his B.A. (1974), MA (1977), and Ph.D. (1978) degrees in economics. In 2005, at the call of ecclesiastical leader Gordon B. Hinckley, Clark left the Harvard Business School to accept a position as president of Brigham Young University–Idaho.

Having served in various church leadership capacities (e.g., bishop, scoutmaster of a church-affiliated troop), Clark was called to be an Area Seventy in the Idaho Area of the LDS Church on March 31, 2007. Clark is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He and his wife also have seven children.


While a professor at the Harvard Business School (HBS), Clark's research focused on modularity in design and the integration of technology and competition in industry evolution—particular with respect to the computer industry. He has published several articles in the Harvard Business Review and other peer-reviewed academic journals. A few of his papers have also been co-authored with former HBS associate dean and current BYU Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright.


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