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Don Lee

Professor of Management

Email: donlee@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2555
Office: McKenna Hall 213

Education: BA, Seoul National University, 2002; MA, Seoul National University, 2004; PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2010. At SPU since 2010.

Don Lee teaches courses in strategic management and introduction to business practices. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Lee worked as a researcher on international trade and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) economies.

Dr. Lee brings an interest in missions, especially through education systems in the Third World. He has participated in mission trips to Cambodia, and has been involved in vacation Bible school for the children in Phenom Pen and Batambang. In the United States, Dr. Lee served at Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh in children ministries and in discipleship training for undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Lee has been interested in how to interpret business competition with a biblical view, and he's committed to developing new ideas on how competition in the marketplace operates within a Christian mindset. Dr. Lee is devoted to mutual learning with his students in the classroom and through research, as he integrates faith and academics.

Selected Publications

  • "Divestiture and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis" (with Ravi Madhavan) Journal of Management, 36 (6): 1345–1371.
  • "The Competitiveness of Multinational Firms: A Case Study of Samsung and Sony" (with H.C. Moon) Journal of International and Area Studies 11 (1): 1–22, 2004.

Please view Dr. Lee's CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Donghun Lee

Why I Teach at SPU

Don Lee, Professor of Management

"I love teaching at SPU because of the wonderful interactions I have with undergraduate and graduate students in and out of the class. Weaving faith and academics together, I am blessed to have many opportunities to nourish creative and innovative ideas with my students and fellow faculty."