Curriculum Vitae


Dr Jean S K LEE


   China Europe International Business School

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Present Appointment: Michelin Chair Professor in Leadership and HR

                                       China Europe International Business School


Research Areas:   Leadership, Corporate Culture, Human Resource Management,

Cross-Cultural Management; Chinese Entrepreneurship and Family Business


Teaching Areas:  Leadership in Organization; Managing Change Processes; Cross-cultural

Management, Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior



Academic Experiences

  • Michelin Chair Professorship in Leadership and HRM (2008-present)
  • Professor of Management, China Europe International Business School, (2006-present)
  • Professor of Management, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Management, (2004-2006)
  • Visiting Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (Sep-Nov 2001).
  • Visiting Professor, School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai (Nov 2003-Feb2004)
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Bath, Bath, U.K. (Sep-Dec 1994)
  • Visiting Fellow, Wellesley College, U.S. (Jan-April, 1994).
  • Associate Professor (tenure), Department of Organization and Management, National University of Singapore,. (1998-2004)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Organizational Behavior, National University of Singapore. (1994-1997).
  • Lecturer, Department of Organizational Behavior, National University of Singapore. (1988-1993)


Administrative Leadership:

  • Chair, Management Department, CEIBS,(2008-current)
  • Director, CEIBS Leadership Behavioral Laboratory (2007-current)
  • Associate Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business  (2004-2006)
  • Vice Dean, National University of Singapore Business School (2000-2003)
  • Sub-Dean, National University of Singapore Business School  (1999-2000)

·         Founding Director, Executive MBA Program, NUS Business School (1997-2002)

  • Founding Director, International MBA, NUS Business School (2000-2002)

·         Co-Director, Office of Executive Education, NUS Business School (2000-2002)



Reviewer and Editor

·         Editorial Board, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management (2009-present)

·         Program Committee, 2010 IACMR Conference

·         Reviewer, Human Resource Management

·         Reviewer, The Leadership and Organizational Development Journal

·         Reviewer, Academy of Management Conference

·         Reviewer, Academy of International Business Conference

·         Reviewer, IACMR Conference

·         Editorial Board, International Employment Relations Review.(1996-1998)

·         Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management (1992-1995)



            2009    CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award

            2008    CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award

            2007   International Businesswomen Award (Professional Excellence)

            2005    Outstanding HR Educator Award in China

            2004    Best Executive MBA Teaching Award,

            2001    NUS Faculty Service Award

            1995    NUS Teaching Excellence Award (undergraduate)


Research Grant:s

2010-2011         Principal Investigator, China Going Global, CEIBS Faculty Research Grant,

RMB 418,000

2007-2009Principal Investigator,  Leadership Behavioral Lab Studies, CEIBS Faculty

Research Grant, RMB 543,400

2008-2010       Principal Investigator, Leadership Development in Asia, Corporate Research Grant, RMB 500,000

            2004-2005       Co-investigator, CKGSB Faculty Research Fund RMB 280,000

            2002-2004       Principle Investigator, NUS Faculty Research Grant, S$50,000.

            1998-2001       Co-Investigator, NUS Academic Research Grant, S$320,000.



Professional Affiliation

·         Associate Vice President, Raffles University, Singapore, 2006-2008

·         Chairperson, Academic Advisory Board, Hartford Institute of Management, Singapore, 2006-2008

·         Member, Academy of Management

·         Member, Academy of International Business

·         Member, International Association for Chinese Management Research

·         Member, Family Business Institute

·         Member, NTL-Institute for Applied Behavioral Science








Selected Publications

1. International Referred Journals


·         Lee, Jean SK (2010), Emerging Need - How companies in developing markets can cultivate the leaders they lack”, MIT Sloan Management Review, May.


·         Lee, Jean SK & Wei, F. (2010). The Mediating Effect of Psychological Empowerment on the Relationship between participative goal setting and Team Outcome. International Journal of Human Resource Management. (2),279-295.


·         Lee, Jean (2008), Effects of Leadership & Leader-Member Exchange on Innovativeness, Journal of Managerial Psychology, . vol 23 (6), 670-687.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei,. F (2008). Uncover the black-box of leadership effectiveness: leader-member exchange as the mediator. Frontiers of Business Research in China.  2: 240-255.


·         Lee, Jean (2006), Impact of Family Relationships on Attitudes of the Second Generation in Family Business, Family Business Review, vol XIX, no.3 (Sep), 175-191.


·         Lee, Jean (2005), Leadership and LMX on Commitment, The Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, vol.26, no.7/8, 655-673.


·         Lee, Jean (2005), Perception of Women Manager in Singapore-A Media Analysis, Asia Pacific Business Review, vol 11, no. 2, 233-250.


·         Lee, Jean. and Yu, K., (2004), Corporate Culture and Organizational Performance, Journal of  Managerial Psychology, vol 19, no. 4, 340-359 (20).  


·         Lee, Jean S K (2001), Growth of Chinese Family Business, Family Business Review, vol.XIV, no.1, 49-74.


·         Lee, Jean S K (2001), Work-Family Conflict of Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Management Review, 16, no. 5., 204-221.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1999), Impact of culture on entrepreneurship, Asian Academy of Management Journal, 4, no.2, 1-22.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1999), Human resource policies for women. Journal of Management Development, 18, no.4, 326-341.


·         Lee, Jean S K and Chan, J.  (1998), Chinese Entrepreneurship : A Study in Singapore. Journal of Management Development, 17. no.2, 131-139.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1997), The motivation of women entrepreneurs in Singapore. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior Research, 3, no.2, 93-110.


·         Lan, L L and Lee, Jean SK (1997), Force-field analysis on policies affecting working women in Singapore. Journal of Management Development, 16, no.1, 43-52.


·         Lee, Jean S K and A F Yip (1996), The motivation of women entrepreneurs in Singapore. Women in Management Review, 11, no.2, 18-29.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1996), Culture and Chinese Management – A study of small Chinese family business in Singapore. Journal of Small Business Management, 34, no.3 (July), 63-67.


·         Lee, C Y and Lee, Jean SK (1994), Confucianism and the economic success of East Asia. Chinese Culture Forum, no.4, 103-107.


·         Lee, Jean S K and S W Sheh (1994), Chinese values and organizational practices: A study in Singapore. International Journal of Management, 11, no.4 (December), 946-953.


·         Sims, D and Lee Jean S K (1993), Discovering an alternative view of managing: A study with Singaporean women managers. Applied Psychology, Special, 42, no. 4, 365-377.


·         Lee, Jean S K and H H Tan (1993), Business students’ perception of women in management – the case in Singapore. Management Education and Development, 4, no.24, 373-387.


·         Lee, Jean S K and H H Tan (1993), Rhetorical vision of men and women managers in Singapore, Human Relations, 46, no. 4, 527-542.


·         Lee, Jean S K and H H Tan (1993), Part-time employment – future trends in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 31, no. 1 (Autumn), 71-81.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1992), Qualitative and quantitative methods – two approaches to organization studies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 9, no.1 (April), 87-94.


·         Lee, Jean S K and S Y Loke (1992), Work-related values: A comparison of American, Japanese and Singaporean managers. International Journal of Management, 9, 4 (December): 427-435.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1991), Managerial work in Chinese organizations in Singapore. Human Organization, 50, no.2, 188-193)



2. China Referred Journals


·         Wei F. & Lee Jean,(2008) 双因素领导结构的验证及其对组织承诺的影响机制研究.管理世界. 5: 115-123.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F (2007)  组织公正和交易型领导对组织承诺的影响方式研究. 南开管理评论.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F, (2007) 中国企业领袖群像, 中国电子商务. 全文转载05 84-89.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F (2007).  领导行为和领导下属关系研究, 新华文摘,  23.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F (2006). 打开领导有效性的黑箱:领导行为和领导下属关系研究.管理世界. 9. 87-93.


China non-Referred Journals


·         Lee Jean (2010). 谁定目标?心理授权在参与决策中的催化作用。中欧商业评论3月刊.


·         Lee, Jean (2009). 在快速变化的新兴市场,领导力是如何炼就的?,中欧商业评论7月刊,


·         Lee, Jean (2008)   中国组织经理人性格解析,中欧商业评论创刊号.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F, (2007) 中国企业领袖群像. 北大商业评论. 12. 24-31.



3.  Recent Conference Papers


·         Jiunwen Wang, Jeanne Brett, Ya-Ru Chen, Jean Lee (2010), Effects of Relative Status and Relationship on Negotiation Expectations and Joint Outcome, Paper presented at the 2010 IACM Conference in Boston.


·         Lee, Jean (2010), Doing Research in China, PWD paper presented at the 4th IACMR Conference in Shanghai, China. June.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F. (2008), Factor Structure of MLQ and their Impact on Commitment through Leader-Member Exchange: A Structural Equation Model in China Context, Presented at the 2008 Academy of International Business Conference in Milan, Italy


·         Lee, Jean (2008), The mediating effect of psychological empowerment on participative team goal setting - team outcome, Presented at the 2008 Academy of Management Conference in Anahelm, California, USA.


·         Lee, Jean (2008). From Cinderella to CEO – A Qualitative Exploration of Women Leadership in China, Paper presented at the 3rd IACMR Conference in Guangzhou, China.



4. Working papers


·         Lee, Jean SK & Wei, F.. Organizational Justice and Employee Commitment: A Multi-level Study in China, International Journal of Human Resource Management (review)


·         Lee, Jean SK, Who Will Produce Future Leaders – Comparison among MOE, SOE and MNC, under preparation for submission to Academy of Management Perspective.


·         Chen, Y., Brett, J., Wang, J., & Lee, J. What influences negotiation joint outcomes: Effects of status differential and cooperative/competitive relationship in China and US. Under preparation for submission.


·         Wang J., Brett, J.M., Chen, Y., & Lee, J. (2009). Effects of status differential on individual and joint gain in competitive negotiation: the case of the U.S. vs China. Under preparation for submission.


·         Lee, Jean & Wilson, M., When Dragon meets Elephant – LOE in India and China.


·         Lee, Jean & Wei F. Rhetorical Vision of Leadership in China–  A Content Analysis


·         Chen, Y.R., & Lee, Jean. Culture in Harmony vs Culture in Conflict - A Study on Cross-Cultural Communication.



5. Books/Chapters


·         Lee Jean (2011). Leadership in China Market, Fudan University Publication, China.


·         Chen, Y., Zhao G. Lee, J. (2011). Trust in the manager as a supervisor or a group leader? Toward a relational vs collective distinction in procedural justice. (in print)


·         Lee Jean (2008), Organizational Behavior (2nd Edition), Tsinghua University Publication, China.


·         Lee Jean & Li Hong (2008), Chinese Family Business - Wealth Goes Beyond Three Generations, World Scientific Publishing Ltd.


·         Lee Jean & Li Hong (2007). 富过三代-破解家族企业的传统诅咒,上海人民出版。


·         Lee, Jean (2006), Rhetorical Vision of Women Managers, in Documentary Research, edited by John Scott, Sage Publications Ltd.


·         Lee, Jean (2005), Women Entrepreneurs in Singapore, in International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship, edited by Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. pg. 178-192.


·         Chan, A H H and J S K Lee (1994), Women executives in a newly industrialized economy: The Singapore scenario, In Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy, edited by Nancy J Adler and Dafna N Izraeli, pp.127-142. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publisher.


·         Lee, Jean (2003), Organizational Behavior (in Chinese), Tsinghua University Publication, China.


·         Lee, Jean S K (2000), Managing People (in Chinese), Educational Publishing House, Singapore.


·         Lee, Jean S K (2000), Managing Change -- The Transformation of Techwah (in Chinese), Educational Publishing House, Singapore.


·         Lee, Jean S K (2000), Against the Currents --The Success Story of Koh Brothers (in Chinese), Educational Publishing House, Singapore.


·         Lee, Jean S K, K M Campbell and A Chia (1999), The Three Paradoxes - working women in Singapore, Aware, Singapore.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1996), The Art of People Management, 2 vols. Co-Act Pte Ltd, CDRom.


·         Lee, Jean S K and W Y Yeong, eds, (1996), Business Management. Practice Hall.


·         Lee, Jean S K (1989), Ethics in Business and Management. Institution of East Asia Philosophy Publication.



6. Case Writing


·         Lenovo Group Chairman, Liu Chuanzhi: A Veteran’s New Challenges. (2010)


·         Shenan Zhuang, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Beijing. (2009) CC809-006.


·         Heather Xiaojun Wang, HR Director (Asia Pacific and Great China). GE. (2009) CC409-004.


·         Liu Mingming, President of Voith Paper Technology (China) Co. Ltd. (2009) CC809-005


·         Zhou Xiaoguang, A Women Entrepreneur and A Member of the National People Congress (2008) CC-808-046.


·         Diligence and Opportunity: A Formula of Success – Dr Fung-Yee Leung, CEO of Qin Jian Yuan Publishing Co. (2008) CC-808-045


·         From a Nurse to a Billionaire - Shi Xiaoyan, Founder of Ilinoi Furniture (2008) CC-808-047.


·         Caroline Wang: Senior Vice President of IBM Global Consulting2008CC-408-033


·         Jill Lee: CFO & Senior Executive Vice President of Siemens China- Seeking Excellence and Ideals Life (2008). CC-408-034


·         Chialing Hsieh: Managing Director of Electrolux China (2008). CC-408-035


·         Yang Mianmian, President of Haier. (2007) CC307-030.


·         KT Sean- Choose the Right Company (2007) CC407-029.


·         FedEx HR Shared Services Center in Wuhan (2007) CC-408-006.


·         Entrepreneurial culture in Aokang 奥康企业文化:企业家的理想和现实 (2005)


·         Corporate culture in CNPC 中石油企业文化:爱国、创业、求实、奉献 (2005)


·         Sinochem Corporation – Managing Change in SOE  中化集团如何扭转乾坤 (2005)


·         Corporate culture in Vanke 万科企业文化:理想主义的人文精神 (2004)


·         Zhang Ruimin: Leadership and culture of Haier 张瑞敏---海尔王国的缔造者(2002)


·         Building Corporate culture in Xi’an-Janssen: 西安杨森企业文化:销售团队的建设 (2002)


·         Family Business - Yeo Yiap Seng Ltd– 杨协成集团-富不过三代 (2001)


·         Stanley Shih and Acer Culture, 施振荣与宏碁的企业文化 (2001)


·         Corporate culture in Techwah Group新加坡德华集团的企业文化建设 (2000)


·         Leadership styles of Koh Brothers Ltd, 许兄弟集团的领导风格 (2000)



Consulting Activities

·         Senior Consultant, Coastal Greenland Limited, China (2000-present)

·         Member, Board of Directors, Coastal International Holdings Limited, Hong Kong (2006-present)

·         Member, Board of Directors, Oakwell Engineering Ltd. (2003-2006)

·         Senior HR Consultant, GT Tire (China Headquarter), China (2003-2005)

·         Training Consultant, Asahi Techno Vision Pte Ltd, Singapore (1999-2000)

·         Training Consultant, Thai Mont Wealth Co. Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand (1992-1994)

·         Training Consultant, Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd, (1997-1998)

·         Training Consultant, Anta Express Tour and Travel Company, Jakarta, Indonesia (1997)

·         Consultant, Public Packages Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (1995-1997)

·         Consultant, Leader Steel Ltd, Malaysia, (1996-1997)

·         Consultant, Hunza Group, Malaysia, (1995-1997)

·         Consultant, Teckwah Group, Singapore, (1991-1995)

·         Consultant, Gumelar Company, Surabaya, Indonesia (1994-1996)

·         Consultant, BSG Group of Companies, Indonesia (1990-1996)


Executive Programs (last 5 years)

·         Novartis Faculty Director - Leading the Novartis Way, 2010-2011

·         Program Director, Women in Leadership Program – 2007- present.

·         Michelin Academic Director – “BIBLEAD program, 2009-2010

·         GSK  Engagement, Empowerment, Enhancement, July 2009

·         Alibaba, People Management  May 2008

·         Alibaba, Managing Change, Aug 2008

·         GSK  Leadership and Change, Sep 2008

·         Hk Disneyland  Leading Change,  Nov 2008

·         Michelin  Cross-Cultural Management, Nov 2008

·         致盛集团,Leadership and Culture, Sep 2008

·         Schneider Electrics, Leadership and Change, 2007

·         Dubang Insurance, Leadership and Change,  2007

·         Rhoche Diagnostic, Managing People, 2006

·         Tengson, People Management, 2006

·         Yili, Leadership and Change, 2006

·         Heisense Group, Leadership and Change, 2006

·         Midea Electrics Group, Leading Change, 2006

·         VSC, Managing Change through People, 2005

·         Lining Group, Leadership and Change,  2005

·         Asiainfo, Leadership and Change,  2005

·         Lenova, Leadership and change,  2005



Conference Speakers


·         “Value Conflict in Alibaba”, the 2011 Green Company Annual Conference, Qingdao, 22 April, 2011.


·         “Leadership Development in the High Growth Market”, Fudan University International Management Forum, July 18, 2010. 


·         “Womenomics and ShEO”, presented at the CEIBS 15th Anniversary Alumni Forum, Nov 8, 2009.


·          “Leadership and Talent Development”, presented at the CEIBS/EFMD Conference on “Chinese Companies Going Global – Managerial Challenges & Aspirations”, Shanghai, Nov 5-6, 2008.


·         “Leadership Development in the Emerging Market”, presented at the Watson Wyatt China Annual Conference on “Next Step”, Shanghai, Nov 28, 2008.


·         “The Development of Family Businesses in China – A Three-Dimensional Analysis, presented at the First Annual Global Management Forum “The Sleeping Giant is Awake: China’s 30-Year Business Reform in Retrospect”, Shanghai, Dec 6, 2008.


·         “The Challenge of Managing the post 80s and 90s”, presented at the 7th China Entrepreneur Summit 2008, “Open the New Era of Thirty Years”, Beijing, Dec 6-7, 2008.


·         Program Chair, 2nd Women in Leadership Forum “From Cinderella to CEO”, Shanghai, May 5, 2008.


·         “Personality Analysis of Chinese Managers”, presented at the CEIBS Business Review Inaugural Launch Ceremony, Shanghai, May 10, 2008.


·         Program Chair, Women in Leadership Forum 2007 Global Shero——Chinese Women Leadership in the Global Economy”, jointly organized by CEIBS and CBN. Shanghai, Dec 6-7, 2007.


·         “Succession in Family Business – A Comparative Case Study”, paper presented at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Family Business Growth”, Hangzhou, Nov 8, 2007.


·         “Are We Speaking the Same Language – Cross-Cultural Challenges in China”, presented at the China Sourcing Summit 2007, Shanghai, Mar 7, 2007.


·         “The Impact of Family Relationship on the Attitude of the Second Generation in Chinese Family Business”, presented at the 2nd International Conference in Entrepreneurship and Growth of Family Business, Hangzhou, May 18-20, 2006.