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Seoki Lee
Seoki Lee
Associate Professor of Hospitality Management
Summary Statement

My research focuses on corporate social responsibility, sustainability, internationalization, diversification, franchising, and top management team from the strategic perspective.

Department
  • Hospitality Management - HM/SHM
Education
  • B.S., Michigan State University, Hospitality Business
  • M.S., Michigan State University, Foodservice Management
  • M.S., Michigan State University, Accounting
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Hospitality Management, Specialized in Hotel Financial Accounting
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Phone
Office Address
217 Mateer Building
University Park, PA 16802
Interests

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability

Internationalization

Franchising

Diversification

CEOs and Top Management Team

Corporate Governance

Specializations

Strategic management and financial management issues in the hospitality industry

Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LUzRmrQAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Selected Publications

Lee, S., Pan, B., & Park, S. (Forthcoming). RevPAR vs. GOPPAR: Property- and Firm-Level Analysis. Annals of Tourism Research.

 

Song, S.J., Park, S.B., & Lee, S. (Forthcoming). Does Franchising Reduce Geographically-Diversified Restaurant Firms’ Risk? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

 

Park, S.B., Song, S.J., & Lee, S. (Forthcoming). The Influence of CEOs’ Equity-Based Compensation on Restaurant Firms’ CSR Initiatives: The Moderating Role of Institutional Ownership. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

 

Sun, K., & Lee, S. (2019). Competitive advantage of franchising firms and moderating role of organizational             characteristics. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 281-289.

 

Lee, S., Kim, B., & Ham, S. (2018). Strategic CSR in the airline Industry: Does materiality matter? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(12), 3592-3608.

 

Lee, S., Lee, K., Gao, X., Xiao, Q., & Conklin, M. (2018). Do a company’s sincere intentions with CSR initiatives matter to employees?: A comparison of customer-related and employee-related CSR initiatives. Journal of Global Responsibility, 9(4), 355-371.

 

Youn, H., Lee, K., & Lee, S. (2018). Effects of corporate social responsibility on employees in the casino industry. Tourism Management, 68, 328-335.

 

Kim, B., Lee, S., & Kang, K.H. (2018). How Does a CEO’s Narcissism Affect a Restaurant Firm’s CSR Decision-Making? A Moderating Role on the Relationship between National Culture and CSR. Tourism Management, 67, 203-213.

 

Koh, Y., Rhou, Y., Lee, S., & Singal, M. (2018). Does Franchising Alleviate Restaurants’ Vulnerability to Economic Conditions? Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 42(4), 627-648.

 

Sun. K.A., & Lee, S. (2018). Effect of franchising on industry competition: The moderating role of the hospitality Industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 68, 80-88.

 

Song, S.J., Park, S.B., & Lee, S. (2017). Impacts of Geographic Diversification on U.S. Restaurant Firms’ Risk: Domestic vs. International Diversification. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 61, 107-118.

 

Park, S.B., Song, S.J., & Lee, S. (2017). Corporate social responsibility and corporate financial

performance: The moderating role of geographical diversification. Tourism Management, 59,

610-620.

 

Kang, K.H., Lee, S., & Yoo, C.S.  (2016). The Effect of National Culture on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality Industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(8), 1728-1758.

 

Lee, S., Upneja, A., Ozdemir, O., & Sun., K.A. (2014). A Synergy Effect of Internationalization and Firm Size on Performance: U.S. Hotel Industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 26 (1), 35-49.

 

Sun, K.A., & Lee, S. (2013). Determinants of Degree of Internationalization for U.S. Restaurant Firms. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 33, 465-474.