Graduate School of Business


  • Lee, KiYoung
    Associate Professor
  • Division   Management
    Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • Lab   Business Hall #627
  • Contact   02-2123-2519
  • Email


University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Ph.D. in Business Administration (2014) 

Seoul National University, College of Business Administration
M.S. in Business Administration (2008)
B.B.A. Summa Cum Laude (2006)


Associate Professor, College of Business, Yonsei University (2020-present)
Assistant Professor, College of Business, Yonsei University (2018-2020)

Assistant Professor, School of Management, University at Buffalo-The State University of New York (2014-2018) 


Organizational Behavior


Workplace envy
Workplace mistreatment


Thoroughgood, C., Lee, K., Sawyer, K. B., & Zagenczyk, T. (in press) Change is Coming, Time to Undermine? Examining the Countervailing Effects of Anticipated Organizational Change and Coworker Exchange Quality on the Relationship Between Machiavellianism and Social Undermining at Work. Journal of Business Ethics.

*Tai, K., *Lee, K., *Kim, E., Johnson, T., Wang, W., Duffy, M. K., & Kim, S. (in press) Gender, Bottom-line Mentality, and Workplace Mistreatment:  The Roles of Gender Norm Violation and Team Gender Composition. Journal of Applied Psychology
*The first three authors contributed equally and are listed in reverse alphabetical order.

Duffy, M. K., Lee, K., & Adair, L. (2021). Workplace envy. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior8, 19-44.

Lee, K., & Duffy, M. K. (2019). A functional model of workplace envy and job performance: When do employees capitalize on envy by learning from envied targets? Academy of Management Journal, 62, 1085-1110.

Lee, K., Duffy, M.K., Scott, K.D., & Schippers, M.C. (2018). The experience of being envied at work: how being envied shapes employee feelings and motivation. Personnel Psychology, 71, 181-200. 

Dineen, B.R., Duffy, M.K., Henle, C.A., & Lee, K. (2017). Green by comparison: Deviant and normative transmutations of job search envy in a temporal context. Academy of Management Journal, 60, 295-320.

Lee, K., Kim, E., Bhave, D., & Duffy, M.K. (2016). Why victims of undermining at work become perpetrators of undermining: An integrative model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 6, 915-924. (selected as one of twelve research projects at University at Buffalo that caught world’s attention in 2016)


Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology (2018-present)
Maekyung Economist Award, 2020
Excellence in Teaching Award, Yonsei University, 2020, 2021
Excellence in Research Award, Yonsei School of Business, 2019
Excellence in Teaching Award, Yonsei School of Business, 2019
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management Meeting, 2014
Anne Tsui Dare to Care Award, 2013
Finalist at INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, 2013
Small Grant Award, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), 2013
Juran Dissertation Fellowship Award, Joseph M. Juran Center for Leadership in Quality, 2012


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