Simcha Jong Kon Chin
Professor of Science-based business
Simcha Jong is a full Professor and Director of Science Based Business at Leiden University. Simcha previously held faculty appointments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (visiting) and at the UCL School of Management where he still is a Visiting Professor. He currently leads an ERC consolidator project on the organisation of international R&D consortia.
Simcha joined Leiden University in 2016 as Professor and Director of Science Based Business. He is responsible for developing new research, teaching, and outreach activities in management for the Faculty of Science. Simcha previously held faculty appointments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (visiting) and at the UCL School of Management where he still is a Visiting Professor and where he was Faculty Chair of the UCL Healthcare Management Initiative.
Simcha currently leads an ERC Consolidator project on the organisation of international R&D consortia. His research also focuses on the themes of innovation for health and science commercialisation. Simcha has also been the recipient of funding from major UK funding bodies such as Innovate UK, ESRC, NESTA, NIHR, Wellcome Trust, and BIS, as well as various industry partners for projects in the field of healthcare innovation.
Simcha has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, an MPhil in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge (first class honours with distinction level), and a BA in Social Science from Utrecht University’s University College (cum laude). In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley.
Simcha’s research has been published in leading international scientific and management journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Technovation, and Industrial and Corporate Change. Simcha was elected Honorary Cambridge University European Trust Scholar, was awarded the first prize in the PRIME Early Career Competition, a DIME WP European Framework Grant for qualitative research on university entrepreneurship, a Georgia Tech Science and Technology policy conference early career prize, and an Academy of Management OB Most Innovative Student paper award.
PhD and Postdoctoral researchers from Simcha’s group moved on to academic positions in management and science policy, at Columbia University, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Warwick Business School, Georgia Tech, National Taiwan University, SPRU, Middlesex University, and UCL.
- Slavova K. & Jong Kon Chin S. (2021), University alliances and firm exploratory innovation: evidence from therapeutic product development, Technovation 107.
- Srivastava A., Jong S., Gola A., Gailer R., Morgan S., Sennett K., Tanwar S., Pizzo E., O’Beirne J., Tsochatzis E., Parkes J. & Rosenberg W. (2019), Cost-comparison analysis of FIB-4, ELF and fibroscan in community pathways for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, BMC Gastroenterology 19(1): 122.
- Huang H. & Jong S. (2019), Public Funding for Science and the Value of Corporate R&D Projects; Evidence from Project Initiation and Termination Decisions in Cell Therapy, Journal of Management Studies 56(5): 1000-1039.
- Atun R., Davies J.I., Gale E.A.M., Bärnighausen T., Beran D., Kengne A.P., Levitt N.S., Mangugu F.W., Nyirenda M.J., Ogle G.D., Ramaiya K., Sewankambo N.K., Sobngwi E., Tesfaye S., Yudkin J.S., Basu S., Bommer C., Heesemann E., Manne-Goehler J., Postolovska I., Sagalova V., Vollmer S., Abbas Z.G., Ammon B., Angamo M.T., Annamreddi A., Awasthi A., Besancon S., Bhadriraju S., Binagwaho A., Burgess P.I., Burton M.J., Chai J., Chilunga F.P., Chipendo P., Conn A., Joel D.R., Eagan A.W., Gishoma C., Ho J., Jong S., Kakarmath S., Khan Y., Kharel R., Kyle M.A., Lee S.C., Lichtman A., Malm C.P., Mbaye M.N., Muhimpundo M.A., Mwagomba B.M., Mwangi K.J., Nair M., Niyonsenga S.P., Njuguna B., Okafor O.L.O., Okunade O., Park P.H., Pastakia S.D., Pekny C., Reja A., Rotimi C.N., Rwunganira S., Sando D., Sarriera G., Sharma A., Sidibe A., Siraj E.S., Syed A.S., Acker K. van & Werfali M. (2017), Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 5(8): 622-667.
- Lin R.-T., Lin C.-K., Christiani D.C., Kawachi I., Cheng Y., Verguet S. & Jong S. (2017), The impact of the introduction of new recognition criteria for overwork-related cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases: a cross-country comparison, Scientific Reports 7: 167.
- Hassan C., Huang H., Warren K., Mahdavi B., Smith D., Jong S. & Farid S.S. (2016), Process change evaluation framework for allogeneic cell therapies: impact on drug development and commercialization, Regenerative Medicine 11(3): 287-305.
- Wong S.C.K., Sasportas L.S., Richardson K., Gordon B.R., Jayatunga M.K.P., Shalizi A., Pfister S.X., Stanzl E.G., Chui C., Mathur M., Thomsen S.K., Shetty C., Pliuskys L., Mehra A., Bahar H., Godec J., Jong S. & Perez D.A. (2015), Keys to the kingdom, Nature Biotechnology 33(3): 232-236.
- Jong S. & Kremena S. (2014), When publications lead to products: The open science conundrum in new product development, 43(4): 645-654.
- Jong S. (2011), Commercializing a disruptive technology, NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 29(8): 685-688.
- Jong Kon Chin S. (2009), When times get tough, NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 27(3): 226-228.
- Jong S. (2008), Academic organizations and new industrial fields: Berkeley and Stanford after the rise of biotechnology, 37(8): 1267-1282.
- Jong S. (2006), How organizational structures in science shape spin-off firms: the biochemistry departments of Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF and the birth of the biotech industry, Industrial and Corporate Change 15(2): 251-283.
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