Seung-Hyun Lee

Professor - Management
Tags: Organizations, Strategy and International Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - International Business, Strategic Management
Ohio State University - 2002
MBA - International Business, Minor: Human Resources
Ohio State University - 1998
B.A. - Political Science
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - 1992

Research Areas

About Dr. Seung-Hyun Lee

Managing corruption, managing uncertainty in emerging markets, and international entrepreneurship


Lee, S.-H., & Song, S. 2011. Exchange Rate Volatility, Shift of Production, and Operational Flexibility in Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Korean Firms at Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming forthcoming - Publication
Lee, S.-H., & Weng, D. 2012. Does Bribery in the Home Country Promote or Dampen Firm Exports? Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming 2012 - Publication
Lee, S.-H.,& Hong, S. 2010. Corruption and subsidiary profitability: U.S. MNC subsidiaries in t he Asia Pacific Region. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, forthcoming 2012 - Publication
Lee, S.-H., & Yamakawa, Y. 2012. Forgiving Features for Failed Entrepreneurs vs. Cost  of Financing in Bankruptcies. Management International Review, 52: 49-79 2012 - Publication
Chung, C., Lee, S.-H., Beamish, P., Southam, C., & Nam, D. 2012. Pitting real options theory against risk diversification theory: International diversification and joint ownership control in economic crisis at Journal of World Business, forthcoming 2012 - Publication
Lee, S.-H., Bach, S., & Baik, Y. 2011. The impact of new IPO on the values of directly competing incumbent. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5: 158–177 2011 - Publication
Lee, S.-H., Yamakawa, Y., Peng, M., & Barney, J. 2011. How does bankruptcy law affect entrepreneurship development around the world? Journal of Business Venturing, 26: 505-520 2011 - Publication
Alakent, E. & Lee, S.-H. 2010. Do institutionalized traditions matter during crisis? Employee downsizing in Korean manufacturing organizations. Journal of Management Studies. 47: 509-532. 2010 - Publication
Chung, C., Lee, S.-H., & Beamish, P., Isobe, T. 2010. Subsidiary Expansion/Contraction during Times of Economic Crisis. Journal of International Business Studies. 41: 500-516. 2010 - Publication
Lee, S.-H., & Baik, Y. 2010. Corporate lobbying and injury claims in antidumping cases: Looking into the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act. Journal of Business Ethics, 96: 467-478 2010 - Publication


Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]
School of Management
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2009]
School of Management

Additional Information


Academy of Management

Academy of International Business Strategic Management Society
Reviewer Experience

Peer Reviewed Journals: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies (editorial board), Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business (editorial board), Asia Pacific Journal of Management (associate editor), Small Business Economics, andInternational Small Business Journal

Academic Conferences: Academy of Management (Business Policy and Strategy and International Management Divisions), Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society.

Awards and Recognition

2008 International Management Division’s Samsung distinguished paper award. Academyof Management, Anaheim, CA. 2008 (with Mona Makhija and Sangcheol Song)
          Title of the paper: Growth and switching options in foreign direct investments

2007 BCERC award - Office of Advocacy, U. S. Small Business Administration Award for the Best Paper Exploring the Importance of Small Businesses to the U. S. Economy or a Public Issue of Importance to the Entrepreneurial Community, Charlotte, NC. June, 2008 (with Yasuhiro Yamakawa and Mike Peng)
           Title of the paper: Entrepreneurship and the Barrier to Exit:  How Does an Entrepreneur-Friendly Bankruptcy Law Affect Entrepreneurship Development at a Societal Level?

Selected as one of the three up and coming scholars, 4th annual AIB/JIBS conference. San Diego, CA November, 2006

Invited to contribute to a book for promising junior scholars in international strategic management “A new generation in international strategic management” edited by Steve Tallman, 2007

Second place, Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, April, 2002
               Graduate School, The Ohio State University

Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, June, 2001
              Graduate School, The Ohio State University

CIBER Research Travel Grants, 1999 – 2001
            CIBER, The Ohio State University

Academic Excellence in Human Resource Management, June, 1998
            Fisher College of Business MBA faculty, The Ohio State University

News Articles

Prof's Studies of Corruption in Asia are in Demand Worldwide
A UT Dallas management professor’s findings on corruption in Asia are in demand by business universities around the world. Two articles by Dr. Seung-Hyun Lee, an associate professor in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, examine how bribery and other types of corruption influence business and profits in Asian countries. Lee, of the school's Organizations, Strategy and International Management area, also analyzes how U.S. firms fare when competing in such environments.Lee’s 2007 paper, “Corruption in Asia: Pervasiveness and Arbitrariness” uses two distinct factors to study bribery: Pervasiveness & Arbitrariness.The paper was co-authored by Dr. Kyeungrae (Kenny) Oh, a Jindal School doctoral alumnus now at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Lee’s second paper, co-authored by JSOM faculty member Sungjin J. Hong, used data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the World Bank to look at how corruption impacts profitability.That study, “Corruption and Subsidiary Profitability: US MNC Subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific Region,” concluded that subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in the Asian region enjoy higher profitability in countries with lower levels of corruption.


Kenny Oh University of Missouri - St. Louis 2008 Ekin Alakent Chapman University 2007 Mine Ozer SUNY - Oneonta 2006
Haibin Yang City University of Hong Kong