Sang M. Lee


Sang M. Lee
Professor Sang M. Lee is currently the University Eminent Scholar, Regents Distinguished University Professor, Executive Director of several research institutes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also served as Professor of Management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prior
to coming to the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Lee served as President of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and is currently serving as President of the Pan-Pacific Business Association, an international scholarly society of over 4,000 members in 35 countries.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, DSI, and the Pan-Pacific Business Association. He has organized 36 international conferences as the Program Chair. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Service Business: An International Journal.
Dr. Lee is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of decision sciences, productivity management, operations innovation, and global strategy. His pioneering work in Goal Programming for Multiple Objective Decision Making has been widely recognized throughout the world. Recently, his research in transitional economies, development of world-class organizations, convergenomics, and open innovation has been widely published. He is the author or co-author of 67 books, including multiple editions. He has published over 300 journal articles about one-half of them in top-tier journals such as Academy of Management Journal(4), AIIE Transactions(3), California Management Review, Communication of the ACM(2), Decision Sciences(6), European Journal of Operational Research(4), Financial Management, Financial Management, Interfaces(3), International Journal of Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Knowledge Management(2), International Journal of Operations and Production Management(4), International Journal of Production Research(4), International Journal of Public Administration), Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Chemical Engineering, Journal of Finance, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of MIS(2), Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Operational Research Society(8), Journal of Operations Management(2), Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of World Business, Management Science(6), MIT Sloan Management Review, Policy Sciences, etc.
Early works applying goal programming in many fields and other key publications led to active publication by many:
"Resource planning for multiple projects," Decision Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 1978), pp. 49-67. (with O.E. Park and S. Economides).
"Capital budgeting for multiple objectives," Financial Management, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 1974), pp. 58-66. (with A. Lerro).
"Goal programming for market decisions: A case study," Journal of Marketing, Vol. 38, No. 1 (January 1974), pp. 24-32. (with R. Nicely).
"Goal programming for decision Analysis of multiple objectives," Sloan Management Review (MIT), Vol. 14, No. 2 (Winter 1973), pp. 11-24.
"Optimizing the portfolio selection for mutual funds,Journal of Finance, Vol. 28, No. 5 (December 1973), pp. 1087-1101. (with A. Lerro).
A goal programming model for academic resource allocation, Management Science, Vol. 17, No. 8 (April 1972), pp. 395-408. (with E. Clayton).
"Salary equity: Its determination, analysis, and correlates," Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 56, No. 4 (1972), pp. 283-292. (with R. Finn).
"An empirical analysis of organizational identification," Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2 (June 1971), pp. 213-226.
"Decision analysis through goal programming," Decision Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 2 (April 1971), pp. 172-180.
A selection of articles with students includes:
 A survey of decision support system applications (May 1988-1994), Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 49, No. 2 (1998), pp. 109-120 (with S. Eom, Y. B. Kim, and C. Somarajan).
"Effectiveness of the end-user's information system acceptance oriented training," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 12, No. 2 (1995), pp. 189-202. (with E. Kim and J. Lee).
"The intellectual structure of decision support systems (1971-1989)," Decision Support Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1993), pp. 10-35. (with S. Eom and J.K. Kim).
"Goal programming methods for implementation of just-in-time production," Production Planning and Control, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1992), pp.175-182. (with S. Chung and A. Everett).
A multiple-objective programming technique for structuring tax-exempt serial revenue debt issues,"  Management Science Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1186-1200 (1992)(with Amy v. Puelz)
"Korean chaebols: Corporate values and strategies," Organizational Dynamics, Vol. 19, No. 4 (1991), pp. 36-50. (with S. Yoo and T. Lee).
"A multicriteria approach to formulating international project-financing strategies," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 40, No. 6 (1989), pp. 519-528. (with H. Eom).
"A multi-objective production planning model in a flexible manufacturing environment," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 27, No. 11 (1989), pp. 1981-1992. (with H. Jung).
A multiple criteria decision support system for global financial planning, Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3 (1988), pp. 94-113. (with H. Eom, C. Snyder, and N. Ford).
"Interactive goal programming on the microcomputer to establish priorities for small business," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 37, No. 6 (1986), pp. 571-577. (with J. P. Shim).
"An adaptive decision support system for academic resource planning," Decision Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 2 (April 1981), pp. 276-293. (with L. Franz and J. Van Horn).
"Optimizing state patrol manpower allocation," Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol. 30, No. 10, 1979. (with L. Franz and J. Wynne).
Dr. Lee directed several major global projects, funded by the US State Department, US Agency for International Development, NSF, Soros Foundation, etc., totaling for more than $6 million. He established the first ever MBA and MPA programs in Albania, set up numerous new entrepreneurship centers in Central and Southeast Asia, the Ph. D. program at Bangkok University in Thailand, and many other global collaborative programs. He has visited more than 150 institutions in over 50 countries as a distinguished visiting scholar. He has received numerous honors for his professional work including the Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation Leavey Award, Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award at the University of Nebraska, Distinguished Teaching Award at both Virginia Tech and University of Nebraska. He has supervised more than 130 Ph. D. students throughout his career. He has received four honorary doctorates for his contribution to global business education.
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