June Y. Lee

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Program Coordinator
Malloy Hall 304

Biography

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.

Research Areas

  • International entrepreneurship
  • Transnational entrepreneurship
  • Gender entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship education

Appointments

  • Program Coordinator, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor

Education

  • 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

Awards & Distinctions

  • USF School of Management Oustanding Research Award, 2022
  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Z. F., & Lee, J. Y. (2022). Relationship Cultivation and Social Capital: Female Transnational Entrepreneurs’ Relationship-Based Communication on Social Media. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 16(2), 182-205.
  • Lee, J. Y. & Lee, J. Y. (2020). Female transnational entrepreneurs (FTEs): transnationalism, gender, and identity. In J. Y. Lee and M. Kim (Eds.), The 1.5 Generation Korean Diaspora: A Comparative Understanding of Identity, Culture, and Transnationalism (pp.155-170). Lexington Books.
  • Lee, J. Y. & Tse, E. (2020). Navigating in-betweenness: How 1.5 generation immigrant entrepreneurs recombine resources from both worlds. In J. Y. Lee and M. Kim (Eds.), The 1.5 Generation Korean Diaspora: A Comparative Understanding of Identity, Culture, and Transnationalism (pp.171-187). Lexington Books.
  • 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.