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  • Lee, Jeho

  • Professor
  • · Office:  Bldg 59, Room 704
  • · TEL:  02-880-2650
  • · E-mail:  jeho0405@snu.ac.kr

General Info.

Jeho Lee is Professor of International Business at Seoul National University. Prior to joining Seoul National University, he was a faculty member at KAIST. He has a B.A. degree from St. Louis University and received his PhD in Management from The University of Pennsylvania.
His research focuses on exploration and exploitation, cost of strategic alliance, network effects, and winner-take-it-all hypothesis. His research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Management Science, and Organization Science. He has taught International Business and Strategy.


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Management)
B.A., St. Louis University (Business)

1998.06.08-2010.01.30, KAIST Business School (Associate Professor)


[Journal Articles]
[1] Hart E. Posen, Sangyoon Yi, Jeho Lee. A contingency perspective on imitation strategies: When is “benchmarking” ineffective? Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
[2] Jeho Lee, Jaeyong Song, and Jae-Suk Yang. Network structure effects on incumbency advantage. Strategic Management Journal 37, p. 1632-1648, 2016.
[3] Deokjae Lee, Jae-Young Kim, Jeho Lee, and B Kahng. Forest-fire model as a supercritical dynamic model in financial systems. Physical Review E 91, p. 022806, 2015.
[4] Hart E. Posen, Jeho Lee and Sangyoon Yi. The power of imperfect imitation. Strategic Management Journal 34, p. 149-164, 2013.
[5] Christina Fang, Jeho Lee and Melissa Schilling. Balancing exploration and exploitation through structural design: The isolation of subgroups and organizational learning. Organization Science 21, pp. 625-642, 2010
[6] Jeho Lee, Seung Ho Park, Young Ryu and Yoonsuk Baek. A hidden cost of strategic alliances under Schumpeterian dynamics. Research Policy 39, p. 229-238, 2010
[7] Hanool Choi, Sang-Hoon Kim, and Jeho Lee. Role of network structure and network effects in diffusion of innovations. Industrial Marketing Management 39, p. 170-177, 2010
[8] Jeho Lee. Complexity and building block search: A historical account of drug discovery. Seoul Journal of Business 15, p. 157-186, 2009(12)
[9] Yuchang Kim, Jeho Lee, and Melissa Schilling. New product introduction in lead markets. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings. 2008(8)
[10] Eoc-Man Lee, Jeho Lee and Jongseok Lee. Reconsideration of the winner-take-all hypothesis: Complex Networks and Local Bias. Management Science 52, p. 1838-1848, 2006(12)
[11] Jeho Lee. Innovation and strategic Divergence: An empirical study of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry from 1920 to 1960. Management Science 49, p. 143-159, 2003(2)
[12] Jongseok Lee, Jeho Lee, and Habin Lee. Exploration and exploitation in the presence of network externalities. Management Science 49, p. 553-570, 2003(4)
[13] Jeho Lee, Young Ryu. Exploration, exploitation and adaptive rationality: The neo-Schumpeterian perspective. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 10, p. 297-320, 2002
[14] Jeho Lee, Kyungmook Lee, and Sankyu Rho. An evolutionary perspective on strategic group emergence: A genetic algorithms-based model. Strategic Management Journal 23, p. 727-746, 2002(5)
[15] Jeho Lee, and J. Richard Harrison. Innovation and industry bifurcation: The evolution of R&D strategy. Industrial and Corporate Change 10, p. 115-149, 2001(3)