Jaegul Lee

Jaegul Lee


Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty Fellow






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

Curriculum Vitae

Jaegul Lee

Academic Programs

  • Management


  • 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)



  • 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


  • 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 2023 (current)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021