Jegoo Lee


Jegoo Lee is currently Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the area of Management and Business Ethics.  At Stonehill, he teaches Business Ethics and develops the Ethics Assessment Tools.  Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the College of Business at University of South Florida, and Invited Visiting Faculty at the EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain.  Professor Lee’s research interests include shareholder engagement, corporate responsibility mechanisms, behavioral ethics, and social networks.  His research investigating socially responsible investors’ networking strategy was named Best Dissertation from both the Society for Business Ethics and the Academy of Management in 2010.

Recently, he received the Service Awards from Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division.  Lee is actively involved in professional activities as Newsletter Editor/Secretary for the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division, Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, and Advisory Board member for the Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference.  He has reviewed for Academy of Management Journal, Business Ethics: An European Review, Business & Society, Corporate Reputation Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Studies, National Science Foundation, and Strategic Management Journal.  He also initiated the faculty colloquium for USF Social Network Working Group, and the Steering Committee for the Tampa Bay chapter of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association.

Before entering academia, he worked as a social innovator in Bangkok, Thailand, initiating and developing educational programs at Chandrakasem Teachers’ College and Chulalongkorn University funded by both the Korean and Thai governments.  When the Asian Financial Crisis occurred, he returned back to his home country to work for projects on ethical codes for Korean business systems sponsored by the World Bank and the International Monetary Funds.  Professor Lee is drenched with multiple cultures as he has lived in metropolitan areas such as Bangkok (Thailand), Barcelona (Spain), Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seoul (South Korea), and Tampa. At his leisure, he cooks Thai foods, studies modern architectures, enjoys board-games, or runs miles. An avid sports fan, he plays, watches, coaches, and researches soccer games.


  • Ph.D./M.Sc., Organization Studies, Boston College
  • Visiting Student, Business Ethics, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago
  • B.B.A./M.B.A., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


  • 2013, 2011 Service Award, Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division
  • 2010 Winner, Best Dissertation Award, Society for Business Ethics
  • 2010 Finalist, Best Dissertation, Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management
  • 2009 Fellowship Grant, Harvard Political Network Conference
  • 2009 Fellowship, Reputation Institute, Rotterdam School of Management
  • 2008, 2007, 2006 Founders Award, Society for Business Ethics
  • 2007 – 2008 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
  • 2006 – 2007 Dean’s Research Support, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
  • 2004 Research Stipend, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2004 Research Grant, Asia Research Fund, Seoul, Korea
  • 1999 – 2000 Merit-Based Scholarship, University of Chicago
  • 1995 Winner, Best Thesis of the Year in Social Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1990 – 1993 Undergraduate Fellowship, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, Seoul, Korea

Courses Taught

  • Business Ethics (Moral Inquiry Requirement, Stonehill College)
  • Strategic Business Analysis (MBA/Sports MBA Core, Univ of South Florida)
  • Strategic Management/Decision Making (Undergraduate Capstone, Univ of South Florida)
  • Social Capital: Building Effective Networks (MBA, EADA Business School)
  • Business Ethics (Undergraduate, Boston College)
  • Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate, Boston College)