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Dr Jong Min Lee

Lecturer in International Business

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  • International Business, 
  • International Strategic Management, 
  • Multinational Enterprises


142, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Dr Jongmin Lee researches on the structures, strategies, and management of multinational enterprises, with a particular focus on differentiated headquarters-subsidiary relationships.


Dr Jongmin Lee is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Research interests and current research focus

  • International business
  • Global strategic management
  • Staffing strategies and knowledge management in multinational firms
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Strategic changes

Jongmin's research has been published in leading academic journals and recognised by a number of international awards. He is currently a reviewing editor of Asian Business and Management journal.

Reference: Lee, J. M. , Narula, R. and Hillemann, J. (2021) Unraveling asset recombination through the lens of firm-specific advantages: a dynamic capabilities perspective. Journal of World Business, 56 (2). 101193. ISSN 1090-9516 doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. , Paik, Y., Horak, S. and Yang, I. (2021) Turning a liability into an asset of foreignness: managing informal networks in Korea. Business Horizons. ISSN 0007-6813 doi:
Reference: Lee, C., Lee, J. M. and Liu, Y. (2021) Catalysing innovation and digital transformation in combating COVID-19 through WOG collaborations in Singapore. Public Money & Management. ISSN 1467-9302 doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. (2021) MNCs as dispersed structures of power: performance and management implications of power distribution in the subsidiary portfolio. Journal of International Business Studies. ISSN 1478-6990 doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. , Paik, Y., Vance, C., Li, D. and Groves, K. (2021) The evolution of business ethics in China and the United States: convergence, divergence or crossvergence? Management and Organization Review. ISSN 1740-8784 (In Press)
Reference: Lee, C., Lee, J. M. and Liu, Y. (2021) Catalysing 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. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1467-9302 doi:
Reference: Liu, Y. , Lee, J. M. and 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, 19 (3). pp. 277-297. ISSN 1472-4782 doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. and Narula, R. (2020) The theories of the multinational enterprise. In: Spatareanu, M. (ed.) Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise. Encyclopedia of International Economics and Global Trade (1). World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore. ISBN 9789811200533 doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. (2019) Intra- and inter-regional diversification, subsidiary value chain activities and expatriate utilization. Journal of International Management, 25 (3). 100668. ISSN 1075-4253 doi:
Reference: Paik, Y., Lee, J. M. and 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, 156 (3). pp. 839-855. ISSN 1573-0697 doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. (2017) Managing complex multinational enterprises: internal network structure and expatriation strategies. AIB Insights, 17 (3). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1938-9590
Reference: Lee, J. M. (2016) Managing complex MNEs: structural attributes of the MNE and expatriation strategies. In: Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management. doi:
Reference: Lee, J. M. and Pak, Y. S. (2016) Knowledge creation in IJVs: the mediating role of formal and informal communication. In: Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management, pp. 1634-1639. doi:
Reference: Pak, Y. S., Ra, W. and 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, 50 (1). pp. 180-191. ISSN 1090-9516 doi:

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Module code: MMM158

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Module code: MMM001

Past Events

46th European International Business Academy Conference (EIBA)

10 December 2020

Strategic Management Society 40th Annual Conference

24 October 2020

Academy of International Business (AIB) Intercontinental Conference

2 July 2020

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