AffiliationAdjunct Assistant Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS
CoursesResearch Positioning, DBA Program
Professor Jinju Lee received her PhD in Strategic Management and International Business at Seoul National University. She researches the intersection of strategy and organizational theory and focuses on how firms create and appropriate value by cooperating with competitors. Specifically, she studies alliance portfolio configuration, collaboration strategies in cultural industries, and R&D co-opetition in high-tech industries.
Her dissertation, “Alliance Portfolio Complexity, Market Entry Timing, and Alliance Formation in the Global Airline Industry,” examines how global airlines strategically configure their existing alliance portfolios contingent on different functional structures and relative market entry orders among rivals. Another stream of her recent research projects is cultural contexts such as the music and fashion industries. She investigates how collaboration structures and different forms of value chain systems impact the creation of artistic and commercial value.
Her research has been published in a number of academic journals, includingStrategic Organization, Creativity Research Journal, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. She has also presented her work at leading academic conferences, including the Annual Academy of Management Conference. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a business planning manager in SME banking services at Standard Chartered Bank Korea.