Sang Mook Lee

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Associate Professor of Finance, Management
Main Building, 200 D

Sang Mook Lee received his Ph.D. from Temple University (2014) and his MBA from the Ohio State University (2007). Prior to joining Penn State Great Valley, he gained professional experience as a senior manager at the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation and as a fixed income trader at the Asian Banking Corporation, one of the prestigious investment banks in Korea. He has been successful in publishing papers in many prestigious journals, including Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Business Research since he joined PSGV. He teaches multinational managerial finance, financial markets and institutions, financial derivatives, and fixed income securities. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®).


2018 Early Career Research Grant from Penn State Great Valley

2016 Research Grants ($5,000) from Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation.

2007 MBA Sponsorship, Korea Deposit Insurance Corp.

Selected publications for the past 5 years

Bazel‐Shoham, O., Lee, S. M., Munjal, S., & Shoham, A. (2023). Board gender diversity, feminine culture, and innovation for environmental sustainability. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Bazel-Shoham, O., Lee, S. M., Ahammad, M. F., Tarba, S. Y., & Alon, I. (2023). IP protection and ownership in cross-border acquisitions. International Business Review, 32(3), [102101].

Arslan, A., Bazel-Shoham, O., Imes, M., Lee, S. M., & Shoham, A. (2023). Protectionism and Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Undertaken by US Multinational Enterprises: The Moderating Role of Intellectual Property Rights Protection. Management International Review, 63(5), 697-730.

Krishnan, J., Lee, S. M., Son, M., & Song, H. (2022). Social Capital and Internal Control Material Weaknesses. Accounting Horizons, 36(4), 133-155.

Almor, T., Bazel-Shoham, O., & Lee, S. M. (2022). The dual effect of board gender diversity on R&D investments. Long Range Planning, 55(2), [101884].

Lee, S. M., Bazel-Shoham, O., Tarba, S. Y., & Shoham, A. (2022). The effect of economic freedom on board diversity. Journal of Business Research, 149, 833-849.

Chintrakarn, P., Treepongkaruna, S., Jiraporn, P., & Lee, S. M. (2020). Do LGBT-Supportive Corporate Policies Improve Credit Ratings? An Instrumental-Variable Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 162(1), 31-45.

Bazel-Shoham, O., Lee, S. M., Rivera, M. J., & Shoham, A. (2020). Impact of the female board members and gaps in linguistic gender marking on cross-border M&A. Journal of World Business, 55(2), [100909].

Shoham, A., Lee, S. M., Khan, Z., Tarba, S. Y., & Ahammad, M. F. (2020). The effect of board gender diversity on cross-listing. Journal of Corporate Finance, 65, [101767].

Jiraporn, P., Potosky, D., & Lee, S. M. (2019). Corporate governance and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-supportive human resource policies from corporate social responsibility, resource-based, and agency perspectives. Human Resource Management, 58(3), 317-336.


B.B.A., Sung Kyun Kwan University

MBA, Ohio State University, 2007

Ph.D., Temple University, 2014