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Yih-teen Lee
  • Yih-Teen Lee

  • Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations

  • Ph.D. in Management, HEC, University of Lausanne
    Master in International Business, National Taiwan University
    Bachelor in International Trade, National Taiwan University

Areas of Interest

    * Cross-cultural management & cultural identities and competences
    * Person-environment fit
    * Leadership in multicultural teams
    * Human resource management: selection and training issues

Yih-teen Lee is associate professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. He earned his Ph.D. at HEC, University of Lausanne, where he also participated in a research project as a postdoctoral research fellow. He teaches subjects such as leadership, cross-cultural management, and strategic human resource management in MBA as well as executive programs. Prior to IESE, he taught at HEC University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Angers Graduate School of Business ESSCA (France), the American Graduate School of International Management Thunderbird Europe (France), and Lung-Hua University of Science and Technology (Taiwan, R.O.C.).

One of Prof. Lee's papers on culture and the person-environment fit, titled "Satisfaction and Individual Preference for Structuring: What is Fit Depends on Where You Are From," won the Best International Paper Award of the Organizational Behavior Division at the 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and was one of the three finalists of the academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Award. In addition to papers published in scientific journals such as Personality and Individual Difference, Prof. Lee also co-edited the books Les compétences culturelles (cultural competences, L'Harmattan, 2007), and the Cultural Contexts of Human Resource Development (Palgrave, 2009). He participates actively in research activities in cross-cultural comparative studies, cultural identities and cultural competences, and leadership in multicultural teams. He is also passionate about developing endemic cultural knowledge of the Chinese business context.

Prof. Lee is ad-hoc reviewer for journals such as Leadership Quarterly, Organization Studies, and Management and Organization Review, among others. He is a member of the editorial board of the Revue économique et sociale, and also member of the Academy of Management, the Association of Psychological Science, the European Group of Organizational Studies, the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, the Association francophone de gestion des ressources humaines (Francophone Association of Human Resources Management) and the Association internationale du management stratégique (International Association of Strategic Management).