Professor You-il Lee


Professor You-il Lee is a political economist and Dean of Programs (Management and Marketing) at UniSA Business, University of South Australia. He manages various programs, including Arts & Cultural Management, Communication & Marketing, Design & Marketing, Digital Business, Human Resource Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sports & Recreation Management, Supply Chain Management and Tourism & Event Management.

You-il holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a PhD in Politics from Murdoch University. His research focuses on socio-economic and political changes resulting from globalisation and regionalism. He has published his work in leading journals such as International Business Review, International Marketing Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Management Decision, International Journal of Bank Marketing, and Asia Pacific Business Review, as well as by publishers including Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Oxford University Press, Edward Elgar, and the London Financial Times. He has also co-authored several books, including Cross-Cultural Challenges of Managing ‘One Belt One Road’ Projects (Routledge, 2022), The Korean Economy: From Growth to Maturity (Routledge, 2019), and The Political Economy of New Regionalism in Northeast Asia (Routledge, 2018). Currently, he is completing a monograph on the political economy of foreign direct investment in Korea.

With extensive experience advising companies and governments on international business environments, policy issues, and political and economic engagement with contemporary Asia, You-il has served as President of the Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) from 2011 to 2015. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) and is a member of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and the Australia-New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).