Jaegul Lee

Jaegul Lee


Associate Professor of Management






Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 469
Detroit, MI 48201

Academic Programs

  • Management

Jaegul Lee


  • Associate Professor (tenured), Mike Ilitch Sch. of Business, Wayne State U., August 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Mike Ilitch Sch. of Business, Wayne State U., August 2007 - July 2015
  • Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve Univ., 2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Division of Eng. & Tech. Management. National Univ. of Singapore, 2008
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005-2007
  • Engineer, Kia Motors, 1994-2000


  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 

Research and teaching interests


  • Strategic Management
  • Technology and Innovation Management & Policy
  • Entrepreneurship

Courses taught

  • PhD seminar in Organization Theory (Wayne State U)
  • PhD seminar in Entrepreneurship (Wayne State U)
  • Strategic Management (MBA Capstone - Wayne State U)
  • Business Policy & Strategy Management (Undergrad Capstone-Wayne State U)
  • Intellectual Property Management (M.S. program in MOT-National U of Singapore)


  • Greiner, M., and Lee, J. "Extending the market theory of corporate political activity," Long Range Planning, Forthcoming,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2023.102305
  • Greiner, M., and Lee, J. 2021 "US companies and political influence: How business can read the government landscape better,” Journal of Business Strategy. 42(1):69-75.
  • Greiner, M., and Lee, J. 2020.  "A supply-side approach to corporate political activity: Performance consequences of ideologically driven CPA," Journal of Business Research. 115: 25-37.
  • Billings, B.A., Lee, C, and Lee, J. 2018  "Dividend tax policy and private-sector research and development spending: A modified perspective on the impact of U.S. 2003 tax reform act on R&D spending." Advances in Taxation25, 51-72.
  • Choi, J. H., and Lee. J. 2018. " Firm size and compositions of R&D expenditures: Evidence from a panel of R&D performing manufacturing firms." Industry and Innovation 25(5), 459-481.
  • Choi, J. H, and Lee, J., 2017 "Repairing the R&D market failure: Public R&D subsidy and the composition of private R&D." Research Policy 46, 1465-1478.
  • Seth, T., and Lee, J., 2017. "Consensus and conflict: Exploring moderating effects of knowledge workers on industry environment and entrepreneurial entry relationship." Journal of Business Research 17, 119-132.
  • Tang, M. F., Lee, J., Liu K., and Lu Y., 2014. “Assessing government-supported technology-based business incubator programs: Evidence from China.” International Journal of Technology Management 65(1/2/3/4), 24-48. [Special Issue: Entrepreneurship in China]
  • Berente, N., and Lee, J., 2014. “How process improvement efforts can drive organizational innovativeness.” Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 26(4), 417-433.
  • Lee, J., and Berente, N. 2013. “The era of incremental innovation in the technology innovation life cycle: An analysis of the automotive emission control industry,” Research Policy 42(8), 1469-1481.
  • Lee, J., and Berente N. 2012. “Digital innovation and the division of innovative labor: Digital controls in the automotive industry.” Organization Science 23(5), 1409-1427.
  • Lee, J., Veloso, M. F., and Hounshell, D., 2011. “Linking induced technological change and environmental regulation: Evidence from patenting in the U.S. auto industry,” Research Policy 40(9), 1240-1252.
  • Lee, J., Veloso, M. F., Hounshell, D., and Rubin, E. 2010. “Forcing technological change: A case of automobile emissions control technology development in the U.S" Technovation 30(4), 249-264.
  • Lee, J., and Veloso, M. F., 2008. “Inter-firm innovation under uncertainty: Empirical evidence for strategic knowledge-partitioning.” Journal of Product Innovation Management 25(5), 418-435.


Courses taught by Jaegul Lee

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022