Dr Jeannie Lee

Dr Jeannie Lee

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Jeannie Eun Su Lee is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor: US) in Management at the Newcastle Business School, College of Human and Social Futures. She has completed her PhD degree at the University of Sydney Business School. Jeannie is a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Her research interests lie in the fields of international human resource management and global mobility, focusing on migrants’ integration journeys in foreign countries and the role of support organizations in facilitating such integrative efforts. Her work has been published in top-tier international journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management Journal and International Journal of Management Reviews.

Jeannie and colleagues were the first to introduce the term "Canvas Ceiling" to a systemic, multilevel barrier to refugee workforce integration and professional advancement. The notion of Canvas Ceiling illustrates how the barriers to successful refugee workforce integration, ranging from socio-cultural and institutional challenges to organizational- and individual-level concerns, are not only multi-level and multi-faceted, but also interrelated across levels and factors. The notion of the canvas ceiling is an important steppingstone to describe the socio-political and systemic difficulties that refugees face in their employment and integration journey in receiving countries. 

A Series of Multimedia Outputs

Jeannie also took an active role in promoting refugee employment through creation and dissemination of multimedia, including videos and podcasts. 

A podcast featured on International Academy of Intercultural Research aims to help businesses, practitioners and other wider audiences understand the challenges that refugees encounter when trying to find and sustain employment in receiving countries. In the podcast, we discuss how both employers and individuals can support refugees integrate into workplaces, overcoming the canvas ceiling. 

An educational video on refugee employment is shared as learning materials that could be used by business educators across the world to highlight the shared social responsibilities of the businesses. Numerous teachers and educators across the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle and others across different countries have already declared their interests in using the material in their teaching. 

A collection of videos bring together multimedia resources on refugee employment. The videos present a short summary of the challenges that refugees face in search of sustainable employment and highlight how businesses in receiving communities can benefit from providing opportunities to these refugee jobseekers. The collection points to how businesses can make a social impact by helping refugees in overcoming the Canvas Ceiling. The videos and accompanying materials outlined in the descriptions are relevant to educators, researchers, organisations working with refugees, and anyone interested in learning more about and improving the ways refugees are integrated to workplaces. 


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Global Mobility
  • International HRM
  • Migrants
  • Refugees
  • Strategic HRM

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Korean (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
350503 Human resources management 34
350708 Not-for-profit business and management 33
440303 Migration 33

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2021 Human Resources Division Best Paper Award
Academy of Management

Nomination

Year Award
2021 Carolyn B. Dexter Award
Academy of Management

Scholarship

Year Award
2017 Business School Research Scholarship
The University of Sydney
2016 International Business Scholarship in Honours
The University of Sydney

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
MNGT3012 Strategic Business Management
Newcastle Business School | University of Newcastle
Course Lead/Coordinator/Lecturer 19/7/2021 - 26/11/2021
IRHR2270 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Newcastle Business School | University of Newcastle
Course Lead/Coordinator/Lecturer 19/7/2021 - 26/11/2021
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Lee ES, Roy P, Szkudlarek B, 'Integrating Refugees Into the Workplace A Collaborative Approach', Intercultural Management in Practice Learning to Lead Diverse Global Organizations, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley 121-129 (2021)
DOI 10.1108/978-1-83982-826-320211011
2020 Lee ES, Nguyen DC, Szkudlarek B, 'Global Migration and Cross-Cultural Management: Understanding the Past, Moving Towards the Future', The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management, SAGE Publications, London, UK 408-423 (2020) [B1]
DOI 10.4135/9781529714340.n30

Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Lee ES, 'Book review: Being ethnographic: A guide to the theory and practice of ethnography', Management Learning, 52 379-382 (2021)
DOI 10.1177/1350507618819886
2021 Szkudlarek B, Nardon L, Osland JS, Adler NJ, Lee ES, 'When Context Matters: What Happens to International Theory When Researchers Study Refugees', Academy of Management Perspectives, 35 461-484 (2021)
DOI 10.5465/amp.2018.0150
2021 Lee ES, Liu W, Yang JY, 'Neither developed nor emerging: Dual paths for outward FDI and home country innovation in emerged market MNCs', International Business Review, (2021)

Emerged market multinational corporations (EDMNCs) ¿ those based in emerged markets that have transitioned out of emerging economic status ¿ have received little research interest... [more]

Emerged market multinational corporations (EDMNCs) ¿ those based in emerged markets that have transitioned out of emerging economic status ¿ have received little research interest from the international business scholarship, despite their growing presence in the global market. EDMNCs face significant competitive pressure to leverage cross-border knowledge to innovate and leapfrog their middle-zone status between emerging and developed market multinational corporations. Analyzing 174 publicly listed South Korean MNCs and their outward foreign direct investment (OFDI), we find that an EDMNC's OFDI into developed and emerging markets contributes unequally to its home-country innovation. We also elaborate on the moderating effect of industry peers¿ OFDI into developed countries through crowding out and spillover effects. These findings have implications for the OFDI and innovation literature in general, and particularly for international business scholarship focusing on an under-investigated category of MNCs that are increasingly becoming successful in international competition.

DOI 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101925
2021 Lee ES, Szkudlarek B, 'Refugee employment support: The HRM CSR nexus and stakeholder co-dependency', Human Resource Management Journal, (2021)

Recent research suggests that human resource management (HRM) can play a crucial role in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and in addressing grand challenges, such as refugee ... [more]

Recent research suggests that human resource management (HRM) can play a crucial role in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and in addressing grand challenges, such as refugee workforce integration. This paper investigates how employers carry out their CSR goals through HRM practices, while working closely with non-profit organisations (NPOs) that facilitate refugee employment support programmes. Using qualitative semi-structured interviews with employers and NPOs in Australia, we highlight their co-dependent relationship in addressing the challenge of refugee workforce integration. We demonstrate how the achievement of both CSR goals and social impact is enhanced in this co-dependent relationship, where each stakeholder's unique expertise and access to resources are shared and leveraged. Our research findings advance the current understanding of the HRM¿CSR literature on external stakeholder engagement by suggesting that a co-dependent, rather than just a collaborative, relationship can underpin the effective execution of HRM practices with CSR goals.

DOI 10.1111/1748-8583.12352
2020 Lee ES, Szkudlarek B, Nguyen DC, Nardon L, 'Unveiling the Canvas Ceiling: A Multidisciplinary Literature Review of Refugee Employment and Workforce Integration', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT REVIEWS, 22 193-216 (2020)
DOI 10.1111/ijmr.12222
Citations Web of Science - 13
2020 Lee ES, 'Managing Social Purpose Driven Organizations: Looking at the Third Sector', ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION, 19 112-114 (2020)
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Szkudlarek B, Lee ES, Brewster C, 'Expanding Strategic Human Resource Management by Learning from Refugee Recruitment', Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Online (2021)
DOI 10.5465/AMBPP.2021.10897abstract
2021 Lee ES, Szkudlarek B, 'The HRM CSR nexus and stakeholder co-dependency: Investigating refugee employment support programs', Online (2021)
DOI 10.5465/AMBPP.2021.94
2020 Raghav S, Gibson C, Guttormsen DSA, Hajro A, Lee ES, Raghav S, et al., 'Rethinking Migration and Multicultural Interactions: Implications for Work Outcomes', Academy of Management Proceedings (2020)
DOI 10.5465/ambpp.2020.18657symposium
2019 Lee ES, Nguyen DC, Szkudlarek BA, 'Parallel between Global Migration and Cross-Cultural Management: Hybridization and Polarization', Academy of Management Proceedings (2019)
DOI 10.5465/ambpp.2019.17169abstract
2019 Newman A, Baranik LE, Gallagher VC, Kim B, Lee ES, Williams C, et al., 'Refugees in the Workforce: Obtaining Employment and Career Success after Resettlement', Academy of Management Proceedings (2019)
DOI 10.5465/ambpp.2019.17667symposium
2018 Lee ES, Szkudlarek BA, Nguyen DC, Nardon L, 'Refugee workforce integration: an interdisciplinary literature review', Academy of Management Proceedings (2018)
DOI 10.5465/ambpp.2018.15575abstract
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $8,760

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20221 grants / $5,000

CHSF New Start Grant 2022$5,000

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle
Scheme CHSF - New Start Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2022
Funding Finish 2022
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20212 grants / $3,760

Research Output Scheme Funding$2,500

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle
Scheme 2021 CHSF Research Output Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

CHSF Early Advice Scheme 2021$1,260

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle
Scheme CHSF - Early Advice Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Dr Jeannie Lee

Positions

Lecturer
Management
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
Management
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email jeannie.lee@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8510

Office

Room Level 7, NUSpace
Building NUSpace
Location Newcastle City

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