• Phone: 617-353-4173
  • E-Mail:  ytlee@bu.edu
  • Office: 668
  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 05:00PM - 06:00PM
    Wed. 04:30PM - 06:00PM
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Professor Yoo-Taek Lee has many years of experience in teaching, scholarly research, and consulting. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Operations and Technology Management Department and a faculty director of Samsung Tesco Round Table at Boston University. Prior to joining Boston University, Professor Lee taught at Babson College as an Assistant Professor and Emmanuel College as an Associate Professor. Professor Lee also serves International Network of Korean Entrepreneurs Boston branch office as a Chair by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for their global expansion strategy. He teaches various courses for executive, graduate and undergraduate programs. His innovative courses include Entrepreneurship for Execution that focuses on exploring entrepreneurial approaches in operating new/existing business and Asia Field Seminar that brings MBA students together to visit best practiced companies in Asia such as Toyota, Denso, Fuji-Xerox, MK Taxi, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, POSCO, Samsung Tesco, and selected competitive SMEs. He also teaches Lean Six Sigma, Global Supply Chain, and Operations Management courses. Professor Lee’s research interests include corporate entrepreneurship, global supply chain management, corporate social responsibility, and capability upgrading. His recent research project includes the relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, development strategies of small and medium-sized suppliers in a global supply chain, and the capability upgrading at the firm level that focuses on how small and medium-sized enterprises sustain their competitiveness in global supply chains. His research has been published in such scholarly journals as Journal of Supply Chain Management, the International Journal of Information System and Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of Data Analysis and Information System. Professor Lee recently published his second book, Platform of the New Growth: Corporate Social Responsibility written in Korean (May 2012). The book proposes a systematic approach for developing a socially responsible supply chain that improves the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility activities.
  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    GSM OM840 A1 Managing and Improving Quality: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

    SMG OM465 A1 Improving Quality: Six Sigma Certification

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Lee, Y., & Yi, J. (2016). Scaling relationship of patent counts vs. population size: regional and population subgroup analysis of 50 states in the USA. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 16(4), 304-325.
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      Lee, Y., Ryu, S., & McKone-Sweet, K. (2013). The Role of Complementary Resources in the Development of E-supply Chains and the Firm’s Performance: An Exploratory Analysis of Secondary Data. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 4(2), 1-21.

      Lee, Y. (2012). Fact-based shared value creating management system. KMAC Strategic Report, (1),

      Lee, Y. (2012). The ball is in our court: FTA between USA and Korea. Journal of Korean American Citizens League of NE, Boston.

      Lee, Y. (2010). A Co-word Analysis of Supply Chain Studies. The International Journal of Data Analysis and Information System, 2(2), 97-108.

      Lee, Y., Kim, Y. S., Rice, M., & Ko, J. N. (2010). On the Influence of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Key Elements of a Business System on Radical Innovation: The Korean vs. U.S. Experience. Business Education, 24(2), 221-243.

      Lee, Y. (2010). The Missing Link between Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitiveness: Two Cases in South Korea. The Journal of Creativity and Innovation, 3(2), 55-84. Seoul.

      Lee, Y., Kim, Y. S., & Rice, M. (2009). An Assessment of the Perceived Impact of Corporate Entrepreneurship Characteristics and Key Elements of a Corporate Business System on the Development of a Radical Innovation Management System: The Korean vs. U.S. Experience, One page summary. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, (2009), Wellesely.

      Lee, Y., & McKone-Sweet, K. E. (2009). Development and Analysis of a Supply Chain Strategy Taxonomy. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 45(3), 3-24.

      Lee, Y., Kim, J., & Miller, J. (2008). An Exploratory Study to Identify Complementary Resrouces to the Implementation of Web-based Applications in a Paint Supply Chain. 1(2), 40-56.

      Lee, Y. Scaling Relationship of Patent Counts vs. Population Size-Regional and Population Subgroup Anslysis of 50 States in the U.S.. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management,

    Books:

      Lee, Y. (2012). Platform of The New Growth: Corporate Social Responsibility. : Korea Management Association Consultants.

      Lee, Y., Chang, Y., & Kim, Y. (2002). Reports on the World Best Practices. : Samsung Economic Research Institute.

    Book Chapters:

      Lee, Y., Kim, J., & Miller, J. (2009). in Complementary Resources, Web-based Applications, and the Development of Competitive Supply Chain Hershey.

      Lee, Y. in Project Management in Management of Technology Seoul: Hankyung Sa.

    Working Papers:

      Lee, Y., Kim, H., & Nam, S. (2015). Scaling Relationship of Patent Counts vs. Population Size - Regional and Population Subgroup Analysis of 50 States in the U.S.. Rochester: Social Science Research Network.
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    Other Publications:

      Lee, Y. (2015). Special Interview on Start-ups and Management System. Daegu: Daily News (iMaeil.com).
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      Lee, Y. (2015). Special Interview on Systematic Innovation for Continuous Growth!. Seoul: ETNEWS.COM.
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      Lee, Y. (2015). Corporate Entrepreneurship and Structured Innovation System. Seoul: Digital Valley News (DVN).
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      Lee, Y. (2014). Interview with brain powers on Economic Revival of South Korea. 4-5.: ETNEWS.COM.

      Lee, Y. (2014). China is ahead! Korea needs to Learn from China!. 1.: ETNEWS.COM.

      Lee, Y. (2014). Developing Socially Responsible Supply Chain.15, Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2014). Scope of Corporate Social Responsiblity.15, Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2014). Firms and Corporate Social Responsibility.15, Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2014). Source of Innovation - Innovation due to the needs.15, Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2014). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee's Management Story in Life-Managing for Opportunity: Source of innovation - Changes in Perception.15(7), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2014). Source of Innovation I - Changes in Perception.15, Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Managing for Opportunity: Source of Innovation – Incongruities.14(46), Boston: The New England Korean news.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Managing for Opportunity: Source of Innovation – Unexpected Occurrences.14(41), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Managing for Opportunity: Going Outside.14(38), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Managing for Opportunity: Meaningful Outside.14(34), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Communication and Control: Controls and Control.14(32), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Communication and Control: Effective Communication.14(31), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Selection and Development: Selection II.15(30), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Selection and Development: Selection I.14(29), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Selection and Development: Capability Development.14(26), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Selection and Development: Effective Relationship.14(25), Boston: The New England News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Leader’s Lens: Concentration of Efforts.14(24), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Leader’s Lens: Measurement and Control.14(23), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Leader’s Lens: The Vision of an Organization.14(24), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Manager’s Letter: Sharing Vision.14(23), Boston: The New English Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – 7 Steps of Decision Making Process: 7th Step.14(20), : The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – 7 Steps of Decision Making Process: 4th, 5th, and 6th Steps.14(19), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – 7 Steps of Decision Making Process: 2nd and 3rd Steps.14(17), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – 7 Steps of Decision Making Process: 1st Step.14(16), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – About your decision making process.14(15), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Effective management of your time II.14(13), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Effective management of your time I.14(12), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Getting rid of waste factor in managing your time III.14(11), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Getting rid of waste factor in managing your time II.14(10), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – Getting rid of waste factor in managing your time I.14(9), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – How do I manage my time?.14(8), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee’s Management Story in Life – How do I work? And, how do I learn?.14(7), Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee's Management Story in Life - How do I work? And, How do I learn?. Boston

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee's Management Story in Life - What is my strength?. Boston: The New Englnd Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor's Yoo-Taek Lee's Management Story in Life - What is vision? And, why is it importnat?. Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2013). Professor Yoo-Taek Lee's Management Story in Life - Do you have your own vision?. Boston: The New England Korean News.

      Lee, Y. (2012). The Most Admired Company Annual Report of Homeplus: The Best Practices and Stakeholder's Values.: Korea Management Association Consultants.

      Lee, Y. (2010). The Most Admired Company Annual Report of Incheon International Airport Corporation: The Best Practices and Stakeholder's Values.: Korea Management Association Consultants.

  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored ResearchOpen or Close

    Mini Case Development Grant, Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency. (September 1, 2016 - September 1, 2017).

  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Lee, Y. (Presenter & Author). The 24th Annual Constomr-centric and Management Innovation Conference, GE's Growth Platform: Fastworks for Entrepreneural and Systematic Innovation, Korea Management Association Consulting, Seoul, Korea. (November 8, 2016).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter & Author). The 44th Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute, Creating Shared Values Through a Socially Responsible Supply Chain: The Case of Samsung Tesco, Baltimore. (November 17, 2013).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author). Korean American Boi Industry Council Seminar, Corporate Social Responsbility and Creating Economic and Social Values, Korean American Bio Industry Council, Harvard Medical School, C Building 1st Floor, Boston, MA. (December 17, 2012).

      Lee, Y. (Author Only), & Lee, Y. (Author Only). The 2nd National Conference on The Korea's Most Admired Companies, The Concept of Creating Shared Value and Issues in Impleentation of CSV, Korea Management Association Consultants, Seoul, Korea. (May 17, 2012).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author). The 3rd International Entrepreneurship Conference, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ministray of Knowledge Economy, Seoul, Korea. (October 19, 2010).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author). The 4th International Taekwondo Symposium, An Exploratory Study on the Educational Effect of TAEKWONDO Training in Physical Education Class at Public Elementary School in Massachusetts,U.S.A, U.C. Berkeley and Taekwondo Promotion Foundation, U.C. Berkely, California, U.S.A.. (September 18, 2010).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author). Peter F. Drucker Spring Symposium, The Missing link between CSR and Competitiveness, Peter F. Drucker Society of Korea2010, Seoul, Korea. (May 14, 2010).

    Accepted Lectures:

      Lee, Y. (Author Only). The 2016 North American Case Research Association's Annual Meeting, Developing a socially responsibible shrimp supply chain: a case of Sekar Group in Indonesia, Las Vegas, California. (October 6, 2016).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter & Author), & Lee, K. (Author Only). The 45th Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute, Arc of Socially Responsible Supply Chain and Performance: Exploring the Relatiionship by Using Secondary Data from South Korea, Tempa, Florida. (November 24, 2014).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter & Author), & Lee, K. (Author Only). The 5th Annual Meeting of the European Decision Science Institute, An Exploratory Analysis of relationship between Arc of Socially Responsible Global Supply Chain and Performance, Kolding Demark. (July 1, 2014).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author), Song, Y. (Author Only), & Kim, J. (Author Only). Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, The Role of Complementary Resources in the Development of E-supply chains (e-SCs): A Longitudinal Analysis of Secondary Data, Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco. (November 20, 2012).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author), & Song, Y. (Author Only). The 41th Annual Meeing of the Decision Science Institute, Supply Chain Agility and Flexibility: An Empirical Study of Key Drivers and Moderating Effect of Organizational Environments, Decision Science Instutite, San Francisco. (November 20, 2012).

      Lee, Y. (Presenter and Author), Song, Y. (Author Only), & Kim, J. (Author Only). The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute, The role of complementary resources in the development of e-supply chains: A longitudinal analysis of secondary data, Decision Science Institute, San Francisco. (November 18, 2012).

      Lee, Y. (Author Only), & Hoopes, J. (Presenter and Author). Academy of Management Annual Conference, Moral and Strategic Imperatives for Responsibility at a Most Admired Korean Company, Academy of Management, Boton, MA. (August 7, 2012).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      Boston University, Undergraduate Program, Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), Undergraduate students club . (January 20, 2015 - Present).
      Faculty advisor to Sorian student club


      International, QST, Other Questrom Service Area, Susilo Institue and Sekar Group. (July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016).
      As a Lead of Global Initiatives at Susilo Institute, I arranged the keynote speaker of the inaugural international conference which is held in Surabaya, Indonesia and help the conference logistics.


      QST, MBA Program, Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), Asian Business Club. (January 20, 2015 - December 20, 2015).
      Faculty advisor to Asian Business Club


      International, Boston University, Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), Korea Student Club. (January 20, 2015 - December 20, 2015).

      International, QST, Executive Education, Faculty Director, Executive Leadership Center. (August 10, 2015 - August 15, 2015).
      Bring Sogang University Social Entrepreneurship Program to Executive Leadership Center (ELC). Designed the customized curriculum and delivered the program working with ELC.


      QST, Other Questrom Service Area, Interaction with Industry, Dean's Speaker Series. (February 1, 2015 - April 26, 2015).
      Invited a guest speaker for the event of Dean's Speaker Series: Mr. Moon, the former CEO of Yuhan Kimberly, current CEO of Hansoll Textile Ltd., a candidate in 2007 for presidential elections in Korea.


  • Conference ActivitiesOpen or Close

      Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship Forum, Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency and Global Internship Program, Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy, Committee Chair. (September 27, 2016 - September 27, 2016).

      The 3rd Creative Economy Forum, Consulate General Of the Republic of Korea in Boston, Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy, Panelist. (November 14, 2015 - November 14, 2015).

      Peter F. Drucker Academy CEO Forum in China, Peter F. Drucker Academy China, Corporate Entrepreneurship and innovation System, Committee Chair. (May 21, 2015 - May 21, 2015).

      The 41th G Valley CEO Forum, Guro Digital Valley CEO association and Guro-ku local government, Corporate Entrepreneruship and Structured Innovation System, Committee Chair. (May 19, 2015 - May 19, 2015).

      Lean Six Sigma Workhop, Hansoll Textile Ltd., Lean Six Sigma and Business Growth, Committee Chair. (June 29, 2015 - June 29, 2015).

      New Paradigm Seminar, New Paradigm Institute, Quality Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Committee Chair. (June 17, 2015 - June 17, 2015).

      Daegu Forum, Daegu Metro City Local Government, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Committee Chair. (June 15, 2015 - June 15, 2015).

      Daegu City and Digital Industry Promotion Agency (DIP) Forum, Daegu Metro City Local Goverment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Committee Chair. (June 10, 2015 - June 10, 2015).

      Global CSR Open Innovation Network Annual Conference, Samsung Tesco, The Creative Corporate Social Responsibility , Committee Chair. (October 15, 2013 - October 15, 2013).

  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification, American Society for Qualtiy, Service, Professional. (October 14, 2016).

    I have passed the certification exam and became a Six Sigma Blackbelt certified by American Society for Quality.


    10+ Years of Service Certificate of Recognition, Decision Science Institute, Service, Professional. (November 20, 2015).
    Serving as a member of the Decision Science Institute by attending the annual conference and making research presentation more than 10 years.


    Honorable Mention, Decision Science Institute, Teaching. (November 17, 2013).
    Selected one of three final lists and awarded Honorable Mention