Seoki  Lee 

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Associate Professor of Hospitality Management

Contact Information

201 Mateer Building
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-4257


B.S., Michigan State University, Hospitality Business
M.S., Michigan State University, Accounting
M.S., Michigan State University, Foodservice Management
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Hospitality Management, Specialized in Hotel Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Corporate Social Responsibility


Financial Distress and Equity Valuation


Financial & strategic management issues in the hospitality industry, revenue management issues in the hospitality industry and educational issues in the hospitality program and industry

Selected Publications

Lee, K., Conklin, M., Cranage, D., & Lee, S. (Forthcoming). The roles of consumer empowerment and perceived corporate social responsibility on serving healthful foods and nutrition information with health-consciousness as a moderator. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Lee, S., Sharma, A., & Park, K.L. (2013). Corporate social responsibility and firm performance in the airline industry: Operation-relatedness dimension approach and the moderating role of oil prices. Tourism Management, 38, 20-30.

Paek, S., Xiao, Q., Lee, S., & Song, H. (2013). Does managerial ownership affect different corporate social responsibility dimensions? An empirical examination of hospitality firms. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 34, 423-433.

Song, H.J., Lee, H.M., Lee, C.K., Lee, S., & Bernhard, B. (2013). Impact of CSR on Casino Employees’ Organizational Trust, Job Satisfaction, and Customer Orientation: Inclusion of Responsible Gambling Strategy. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 33, 406-415.

Lee, S., Singal, M., & Kang, K. H. (2013).  The Corporate social responsibility-financial performance link in the U.S. restaurant industry:  Do economic conditions matter?  International Jounal of Hospitality Management, 32, 2-10.

Kang, K. H., Stein, L., Heo, C. &. H., & Lee, S. (2012).  Views on Environmentalism and Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Environmental Sustainability in the Hotel Industry.  International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31 (2), 564-572.

Inoue, Y., Kent, A., & Lee, S. (2011).  The Link between Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance in U.S. Major League Teams.  Journal of Sport Management, 25, 531-549.

Ham, S. O., & Lee, S. (2011).  U.S. Restaurant Companies' Green Marketing via Company Websites:  Impact on Financial Performance in Tourism-Related Industries.  Tourism Economics, 17 (5), 1055-1069.

Inoue, Y., & Lee, S. (2011).  Effects of Different Dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Financial Performance in Tourism-Related Industries.  Tourism Management, 32 (4), 790-804.

Lee, S., & Park, S. Y. (2010).  Financial Impacts of Socially Responsible Activities on Airline Companies.  Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 34 (2), 185-203.

Curriculum Vitae

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