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

Yih-Teen Lee is Full Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. He specializes in leadership, fit, and cultural bridging in his roles as educator, researcher, and consultant. His research work appears in leading scientific journals (e.g., Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and Academy of Management Discoveries) and books such as The Handbook of Chinese Organizational Behavior, Leadership Development in a Global World, and The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management. He is also co-editor of the books Les compétences culturelles and CulturalContexts of Human Resource Development. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, and Advances in Global Leadership. He is also the Director of the book series “Diversité culturelle et dynamiques des organisations” (Cultural Diversity and Organizational Dynamics), published by the Editor L’Harmattan, Paris. He has served as a member of the Teaching Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. At IESE, Yih-Teen teaches subjects such as leadership, leading global collaboration, self-leadership, leading multicultural teams, and strategic human resource management in the MBA and executive programs.

Yih-Teen has been living and working in Europe for almost 20 years, and identifies himself as a multicultural individual. He is fluent in Chinese, English, French, and Spanish, and has delivered training programs and seminars to senior executives in all four languages. This exposure, alongside his unyielding passion for various cultures, drives him to embrace diversity and devote his energy to the search of deep-level cultural knowledge and cultural competences, with the goal of contributing to the ability of managers and organizations to navigate global cultures effectively. He sees such development as a transformational journey of each individual and emphasizes the importance of anchoring cultural competences in one’s cultural identities and sense of self.

Yih-Teen earned his Ph.D. from HEC, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from National Taiwan University. Prior to IESE, he taught at HEC University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Angers Graduate School of Business ESSCA (France), and the American Graduate School of International Management Thunderbird Europe (France), among others.

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Areas of interest

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


Journal Articles (refereed)

LEE, Y.-T., GYAMFI, N. Y. A. (2022). Cultural contingencies of resources. (Re) Conceptualizing domestic employees in the context of globalization. Academy of Management Review. doi:10.5465/amr.2021.0339. (Online first)
AKKAN, E., LEE, Y. -T., REICHE, S. (2022). How and when do prior international experiences lead to global work?. A career motivation perspective. Human Resource Management, 61 (1), 117-132. doi:doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22083.
REICHE, S., LEE, Y.-T., ALLEN, D. (2019). Actors, Structure, And Processes: A Review And Conceptualization Of Global Work Integrating IB And HRM Research. Journal of Management, 45 (2), 359 - 383. doi:10.1177/0149206318808885.
LEE, Y.-T., MASUDA, A., FU, X., REICHE, S. (2018). Navigating between Home, Host, and Global: Consequences of Multicultural Team Members' Identity Configurations. Academy of Management Discoveries, 4 (2), 180 - 201. doi:10.5465/amd.2016.0063.
MCKEE, R. A., LEE, Y.-T., ATWATER, L., ANTONAKIS, J. (2018). Effects Of Personality And Gender On Self-Other Agreement In Ratings Of Leadership. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91 (2), 285 - 315. doi:10.1111/joop.12209.
LEE, Y.-T., PAUNOVA, M. (2017). How Learning Goal Orientation Fosters Leadership Recognition in Self-Managed Teams: A Two-Stage Mediation Model. Applied Psychology-An International Review-Psychologie Appliquee-Revue Internationale, 66 (4), 553 - 576. doi:10.1111/apps.12101.
LEE, Y.-T., ANTONAKIS, J. (2014). When Preference Is Not Satisfied but the Individual Is. How Power Distance Moderates Person-Job Fit. Journal of Management, 40 (3), 641 - 675. doi:10.1177/0149206311436080.
REICHE, S., CARDONA SORIANO, P., LEE, Y.-T., CANELA, M. Á., ET AL. (2014). Why Do Managers Engage in Trustworthy Behavior? A Multilevel Cross-Cultural Study in 18 Countries. Personnel Psychology, 67 (1), 61 - 98. doi:10.1111/peps.12038.
FITZSIMMONS, S. R., LEE, Y.-T., BRANNEN, M. Y. (2013). Demystifying the Myth about Marginals. Implications for Global Leadership. European Journal of International Management, 7 (5), 587 - 603. doi:10.1504/EJIM.2013.056479.
BOSCH, M. J., LEE, Y.-T., CARDONA SORIANO, P. (2013). Multicultural Validation of a Three-Dimensional Framework of Managerial Competencies. A Comparative Analysis of its Application in Asian Versus Non-Asian Countries. Asian Business & Management, 12 (4), 433 - 453. doi:10.1057/abm.2013.8.


NGUYEN THIEN, P., RAES, A., LEE, Y.-T. (2020). How do we find meaningfulness in work?. A Process theory based on the dialogic practice. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020 (pp. 19346). Academy of Management Proceedings.

Articles in other publications

LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A., MCBRIDE, E. (2019). Espíritu innovador: lecciones de liderazgo de la Sagrada Familia. IESE Business School Insight (154), pp. 76 - 80.
LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A., MCBRIDE, E. (2019). Innovative spirit: lessons in leadership from the Sagrada Familia. IESE Business School Insight (154), pp. 76 - 80.
ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A. (2018). Unleashing the Power of Purpose. 5 Steps to Transform Your Business. IESE Insight (37), pp. 44 - 51.
ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A. (2018). Cinco pasos para motivar a tus empleados. La fuerza del propósito. IESE Insight (37), pp. 44 - 51.
LEE, Y.-T., LIAO, Y. (2015). Cultural Competence: Why It Matters and How You Can Acquire It. Multicultural Managers. IESE Insight (26), pp. 23 - 30.

Edited books

HANSEN, C. D., LEE, Y.-T. (2009). The Cultural Context of Human Resource Development. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
LEE, Y.-T., CALVEZ, V., GUÉNETTE, A.-M. (2008). La compétence culturelle. s'équiper pour les délis du management international. Paris: Harmattan.

Book Chapters

ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, Y.-T. (2022). Leadership in social enterprises. A Paradigm for purpose-led organizations. In Vaccaro, A. ; Ramus, T. (Eds.), Social innovation and social enterprises (pp. 83-108). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
ADLER, N. J., SACKMANN, S., ARIELI, S., AKTER, M. (., BARMEYER, C., BARZANTNY, C., ... ZHANG, Z. -X. (2022). The Grand challenge none of us chose:. Succeeding (and failing) against the global pandemic. In Osland, Joyce S.; Reiche, B Sebastian; Szkudlarek, Betina; Mendenhall, Mark E. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 51-53). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
OSLAND, J. S., MENDENHALL, M. E., REICHE, S., SZKUDLAREK, B., BOLDEN, R., COURTICE, P., ... MAZNEVSKI, M. (2020). Perspectives on global leadership and the COVID-19 crisis. In Osland, J.S.; Szkudlarek, B.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Reiche, B.S. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 3-56). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
REICHE, S., LEE, Y.-T., QUINTANILLA, J. (2018). Cultural perspectives on comparative HRM. In C. Brewster, W. Mayrhofer & E. Farndale (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Comparative Human Resource Management (pp. 48 - 64). Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar.
CHUANG, A., WANG, A.-C., HSU, R. S., LEE, Y.-T. (2018). Industrial, work and organizational psychology in Asia. In Deniz S. Ones, Neil Anderson, Handan Kepir Sinangil & Chockalingam Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology. Chicago: Sage Publications.


LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S. (2022). Uwa Ode: Embracing Life and Career across Cultures. IESE, DPO-760-E.
SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C., LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S. (2020). Haier In Japan: An Ongoing Transformational Journey. IESE, DPO-464-E.
LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S., SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C. (2020). Haier India: Aiming for Market Leadership. IESE, DPO-465-E.
LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A., ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2019). Gaudí and La Sagrada Familia: Leading Beyond Presence. IESE, DPO-424-E.
REICHE, S., LEE, Y.-T., SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C. (2017). Towards the Top End by Being Down Under: Haier's Acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Appliances. IESE, DPO-420-E.