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  • Jong Min Lee
    Assistant Professor
  • Division   International Business
    Ph.D. University of Reading
  • Lab   Room 511
  • Contact   02-2123-5483
  • Email   j.m.lee@yonsei.ac.kr


2016 PhD  Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom
2013 MSc    School of Business, Yonsei University, Korea (summa cum laude
2010 BBA    School of Business, Yonsei University, Korea


2017–2022  Assistant / Associate Professor, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
2010-2011  Samsung Electronics, Digital Appliance Division, Strategic Marketing Team


International Business
International Strategic Management
Global Management
Emerging Markets


International Business Theory
Multinational Management
Knowledge Management
Dynamic Capabilities
Informal Networks
International Business Ethics


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Lee, J. M.
 (2022). MNCs as dispersed structures of power: Performance and management implications of power distribution in the subsidiary portfolio, Journal of International Business Studies

Lee, J. M.*, Paik, Y., Vance, C., Li, D, & Groves, K (2022). The evolution of business ethics in China and the United States: Convergence, divergence or crossvergence? Management and Organization Review

Lee, J. M.
, Paik, Y*., Horak, S., & Yang, I. (2022). Turning a liability into an asset of foreignness: Managing informal networks in Korea, Business Horizons 

Lee, J. M.*, Narula, R., & Hillemann, J. (2021). Unraveling asset recombination through the lens of firm-specific advantages: A dynamic capabilities perspective, Journal of World Business

Lee, C.*, Lee, J. M., & Liu, Y. (2021). Catalyzing innovation and digital transformation in combating the Covid-19 pandemic: Whole-of-government collaborations in ICT, R&D, and business digitization in Singapore, Public Money & Management

Liu, Y.*, Lee, J. M., & Lee, C. (2020). The challenges and opportunities of a global health crisis: The management and business implications of COVID-19 from an Asian perspective, Asian Business & Management

Lee, J. M. (2019). Intra- and inter-regional diversification, subsidiary value chain activities, and expatriate utilization, Journal of International Management

Paik, Y.*, Lee, J. M., & Pak, Y. S. (2019). Convergence in international business ethics? A comparative study of ethical philosophies, thinking style, and ethical decision-making between US and Korean managers. Journal of Business Ethics

Lee, J. M. (2017) Managing complex multinational enterprises: Internal network structure and expatriation strategies, AIB Insights

Pak, Y. S., Ra, W.*, & Lee, J. M. (2015). An integrated multi-stage model of knowledge management in international joint ventures: Identifying a trigger for knowledge exploration and knowledge harvest. Journal of World Business

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters
Lee, J. M. & Paik, Y. (2022). A Liability or an asset of foreignness? Theorizing on informal networks in international business. In Horak, S. (ed) Informal Networks in International Business, Emerald Publishing

Lee, J. M. (2022). Utilization of subsidiary knowledge in multinational enterprises: Revisiting SECI model. In Khan, Z., Nair, S. R., & Lew, Y. K. (eds.)Knowledge Transfer and International Business, Edward Elgar Publishing

Narula, R. & Lee, J. M. (2020) The theories of the multinational enterprise. In M. Spatareanu (ed.) Encyclopedia of International Economics and Global Trade, Vol.1: Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise, World Scientific Publishing


Editorial Board
2021 - Present   Editorial Review Board, Journal of International Business Studies
2021 - Present   Associate Editor, International Business Journal (Korean)
2020 - Present   Reviewing Editor, Asian Business & Management

Awards & Honours
2022  Finalist, Douglas Nigh Award, Academy of Management (AOM)
2021  Winner, Copenhagen Business School Prize, European International Business Academy (EIBA)
2021  Winner, Best Paper Award (Innovation and Knowledge Management Track), EIBA
2021  Winner, Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business (AIB)
2021  FinalistAlan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award, AIB
2021  Winner, Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award, AIB (United Kingdom - Ireland Chapter)
2018  Winner, Amorepacific Best Paper Award, AIB (Korea Chapter)
2017  Winner, Best Paper Award (MNE Subsidiary Strategy and Business Networks Track), EIBA
2017  Winner, Best Paper Award (MNE Organization and Strategy Track), EIBA
2017  Finalist, Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award, AIB
2017  Finalist, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern Univ. Award for Best Dissertation, AOM
2016  Finalist, Douglas Nigh Award, AOM
2016  Finalist, Best Paper in OB/HRM/OT Award, AOM
2015  Winner, Best Young Scholar Prize, Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference
2012  Winner, Best Paper Award, European Union Paper Competition, Yonsei-SERI EU Center


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