June Y. Lee

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator • Full-Time Faculty

Malloy Hall, Room 304


Assistant Professor June Y. Lee specializes in entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies.  More specifically, she researches how firms learn and innovate under different institutional environments. Her research and teaching agenda has been sharpened by her industry experiences in entrepreneurship, business, and technology.

Lee earned her PhD from Stanford University. Her dissertation, titled Business Groups and Internationalization, explored how business groups from emerging economies internationalize to developing and developed countries with different strategic motives and their performance implications. She is a member of the Academy of International Business and Academy of Management.

Program Coordinator, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor
Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
M.S., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
A.B., Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
A.B., Economics, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
International entrepreneurship
Transnational entrepreneurship
Gender entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship education
Selected Publications

Lee, J. Y. & Lee, J. Y. (2020). Female transnational entrepreneurs (FTEs): A case study of Korean American female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies, 6(1), 67-83. 

Lee, J. Y. & Patel, S. J. (2020). An innovating business model in higher education sector: A platform-based approach in university career services. Industry & Higher Education, 34(2), 91-99. 

Lee, J. Y. (2019). Enriching entrepreneurship courses by integrating industry-standard tools and software. In M. A. Gonzalez-Perez, K. Lyden, and V. Taras (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management (pp. 591-607). Palgrave Macmillan.

Lee, J. Y. & Patel, S. J. (2019). Redefining career communities. International Journal of Higher Education, 8(5), 1-12. 

Lee, J. Y., & Yang, D. (2016). The Study on Effects of Foreign Ownership on Innovation. Asian Business Research, 1(2), 1-11. 

Lee, J. Y. (2014). The Story of International Students from Silicon Valley. Cha, D. H., Lee, J. H., Kwon, J. H., & Yoon, J. Y. (Eds.), Reply, IT Korea (pp. 118-128). Seoul, South Korea: ForBook Publishing. (ISBN: 9788993418729)

Awards & Distinctions

USF School of Management Teaching Award, 2021

Women in Academy of International Business (WAIB) Emerging Scholar Award, 2020

Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award, ITS Educational Technology Services, University of San Francisco, 2018

Ph.D. Fellowship, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Student Travel Award, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2013