Jegoo Lee

  • Assistant Professor
  • Management
  • Phone: 401.874.4360
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  • Office Location: 229, Ballentine Hall


Jegoo Lee is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island. He also serves as a research fellow at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University, and the Center for Work and Family at Boston College. Previously, he was a tenured associate professor of management in the Meehan School of Business and a faculty member of the Digital Humanities program at Stonehill College, and an assistant professor in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He was also an associated faculty member at the EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

His research interests include intersections of business ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder management, and social networks, especially by combining moral and empirical approaches in these fields. He is the winner of the 2010 Best Dissertation Award from the Society for Business Ethics, and the finalist for the 2010 Academy of Management’s Best Dissertation Award in Social Issues in Management. His research work has been published in the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Business & Society, Business and Society Review, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Social Responsibility Journal, and Sustainability among others.

Lee has been actively involved in the broader research community by redesigning and chairing the Academy of Management’s Social Issues in Management division’s Communication Team, revamping and editing its newsletter The SIMian, and serving as its Representative-at-large and Doctoral Student Consortium Chairperson. He has been working as an editorial board member for Business & Society, Business and Society Review, and Corporate Reputation Review. He has also reviewed research manuscripts for Academy of Management Journal, Business Ethics: An European Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Business and Society Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Studies, National Science Foundation, and Strategic Management Journal. Recently, Lee was acknowledged as an outstanding reviewer and recognized for his excellent service activities from the Academy of Management.

Before entering academia, Lee was a social entrepreneur in Bangkok, Thailand, renovating education curricular and programs at Chandrakasem Teachers’ College and Chulalongkorn University supported by both the Korean and Thai governments. Lee is invested in multiple cultures, having lived in South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and five U.S. states. At his leisure, he analyzes soccer games (as an officially licensed U12 coach), enjoys board-games, reads science fiction, and runs long distance. As an involved father, he learns new things every day from his wife and two children.


Business Ethics
Corporate Responsibility (Corporate Governance; Human/Ecological Sustainability)
Stakeholder Management (Employee Ownership; Work-Family Issues)
Social Networks


Ph.D./M.Sc., Organization Studies, Boston College
Visiting Student, Business Ethics, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago
B.B.A./M.B.A., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Publications

Waddock, S. and Lee, J. (2020), “The Sustainability and Popularity Paradoxes of SIM Scholarship”, Wasieleski, D.M. and Weber, J. (Ed.) Sustainability (Business and Society 360, Vol. 4), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 215-236.

Kim, S.-J. & Lee, J. (in press). A Percolation-Like Process of Within-Organization Collective Corruption: A Computational Approach. Business & Society.

Lee, J., Graves, S.B. and Waddock, S. (2018), Doing good does not preclude doing well: corporate responsibility and financial performance, Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 764-781.

Lee, J. and Kim, S.J. (2017). Curvilinear Relationship between Corporate Innovation and Environmental Sustainability. Sustainability, Vol. 9 No.7, 1267.

Lee, J. and Maxfield, S. (2015). Doing Well by Reporting Good: Reporting Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Performance. Business & Society Review, Vo. 120 No.4, pp. 577-606.

Research Reports

(with Thomson, A., Fraone, J.S., & Yoo, S-K.) Work and Life in South Korea. Executive Briefing Series. Center for Work & Family, Boston College. 2018.

(with Harrington, B. & Fraone, J. S.). The New Dad: The Career-Care giving Conflict. The New Dad Research Series. Center for Work & Family, Boston College. 2017.

(with Harrington, B. & Fraone, J. S.). The New Millennial Dad: Understanding the Paradox of Today’s Fathers. The New Dad Research Series. Center for Work & Family, Boston College. 2016.