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Jeongsik Lee, PhD

Associate Professor


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Gerri C. LeBow Hall 644

Areas of Expertise

  • social networks
  • economics of innovation
  • technology management

Selected Works


Tong, Di, and Lee, Jeongsik, Knowledge catalysts: The role of generalist incumbents in post-hiring knowledge integration. Research Policy 53 (Jan 2024).

Lee, Jeongsik, Jung, Hyun J, and Park, Hyunwoo, Rare is Beautiful? Rareness, Technology Value, and the Moderating Role of Search Domain and Knowledge Maturity. Production and Operations Management 32 (Apr 2023):1019-1040.

Lee, Jeongsik, Park, Hyunwoo, and Zaggl, Michael, When to Signal? Contingencies for Career-Motivated Contributions in Online Collaboration Communities. Journal of the Association for Information Systems 23 (Nov 2022):1386-1419.

Tzabbar, Daniel, Lee, Jeongsik, and Seo, Donghwi, Collaborative Density and Post-mobility Knowledge Spillover: A dyadic Approach. Strategic Management Journal 43 (Sep 2022):1728-1762.

Kim, Keongtae, Lee, Jeongsik, and Gopal, Anand, Soft but Strong: Software-Based Innovation and Product Differentiation in the IT Hardware Industry. MIS Quarterly 46 (Jun 2022):1273-1294.

Balasubramanian, Natarajan, Lee, Jeongsik, and Sivadasan, Jagadeesh, Deadlines, Work Flows, Task Sorting, and Work Quality. Management Science 64 (Apr 2018):1804-1824.

Kim, Byung-Cheol, Lee, Jeongsik, and Park, Hyunwoo, Two-Sided Platform Competition with Multihoming Agents: An Empirical Study on the Daily Deals Market. Information Economics and Policy 41 (Dec 2017):36-53.

Jung, Hyun J, and Lee, Jeongsik, The Quest for Originality: A New Typology of Knowledge Search and Breakthrough Inventions. Academy of Management Journal 59 (Oct 2016):1725-1753.

Lee, Jeongsik, and Stuen, Eric, University Reputation and Technology Commercialization: Evidence from Nanoscale Science. Journal of Technology Transfer 41 (Jun 2016):586-609.

Kang, Hyunsung, and Lee, Jeongsik, Scientific Celebrity, Competition, and Knowledge Creation: The Case of Stem Cell Research in South Korea. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 39 (Feb 2016):26-44.

Park, Hyunwoo, Lee, Jeongsik, and Kim, Byung-Cheol, Project Selection in NIH: A Natural Experiment from ARRA. Research Policy 44 (Jul 2015):1145-1159.

Lee, Jeongsik, and Kim, Byung-Cheol, The Relationship between Innovation and Market Share: Evidence from the Global LCD Industry. Industry and Innovation 20 (Feb 2013):1-21.

Lee, Jeongsik, Kim, Byung-Cheol, and Lim, Young-Mo, Dynamic Competition in Technological Investments: An Empirical Examination of the LCD Panel Industry. International Journal of Industrial Organization 29 (Nov 2011):718-728.

Ceccagnoli, Marco, Graham, Stuart, Higgins, Matthew, and Lee, Jeongsik, Productivity and the Role of Complementary Assets in Firms’ Demand for Technological Innovations. Industrial and Corporate Change 19 (Jun 2010):839-869.

Balasubramanian, Natarajan, and Lee, Jeongsik, Firm Age and Innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change 17 (Oct 2008):1019-1047.


Lee, Jeongsik, “A Critical Discussion of the Empirical Issues in Employee Mobility Research.” Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 41, Employee Inter- and Intra-Firm Mobility: Taking Stock of What We Know, Identifying Novel Insights and Setting a Theoretical and Empirical Agenda, UK: Emerald Publishing, (2020): .

Lee, Jeongsik, “Bags of Beads or Laces? Combinative Capability and Firm Value in Technological Scope Expansions.” International Finance Review, Volume 20: Disruptive Innovation in Business and Finance in the Digital World, Ed. Choi, J. and Ozkan, B.. UK, USA.: Emerald Publishing, (2019): .

Lee, Jeongsik, and Balasubramanian, Natarajan, “Who Leads Whom? Technological Leadership in Nanotechnology: Evidence from Patent Data.” Restoring America’s Global Competitiveness through Innovations, Ed. Kedia, Ben L., Jain, Subhash C.. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, (2013): :166-188.


Park, Hyunwoo, and Lee, Jeongsik, An (Almost) Free Lunch? Social Recognition and Knowledge Sharing Behavior in a Virtual Community, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Mar 2015. (Aug 2015):

Jung, Hyun J, and Lee, Jeongsik, The Impact of Mission-Oriented Initiatives on University Research: The Case of Nanotechnology in the U.S., Academy of Management Annual Meeting Aug 2012. (Aug 2012):

Lee, Jeongsik, and Zhang, Wei, Financial Capital and Startup Survival, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Aug 2011. (Aug 2011):

Balasubramanian, Natarajan, and Lee, Jeongsik, Firm Age and Innovation, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Aug 2007. (Aug 2007):


PhD Management-University of California 2007
MBA -Duke University 1999
BA Economics-Seoul National University Korea 1987


Societal and Ethical Issues (SEI) Seed Grant (National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network) $19,851 May 2012.
Platform Entry Strategy in a Two-Sided Market: Evidence from the Online Daily Deals Promotion Industry (NET Institute) $3,000 Aug 2012.
A Pilot Study on Global Technology Commercialization Network Platform (Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information (KISTI)) $55,000 Mar 2013.

Professional Experience

Corporate-The Bank of Korea Deputy Head; Economist; Senior Analyst Seoul Feb 1987-Aug 2002


2016 Best Conference Paper (OCIS Division) (Academy of Management)
2016 Research Excellence Award (LeBow College of Business, Drexel University )
2013 Core Professor of the Year (M.S. Program) (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2012 Professor of the Year (M.S. Program) (Georgia Institute of Technology)