At the time of collaboration, Dr. Sang-Youn("Youn") Lee works at the Division of Business Administration and Graduate School of Social and Solidarity Economy at Sungkonghoe University(SKHU) in South Korea. Youn joined SKHU in 2016. Born in the Republic of Korea, he had been trained as a business scientist (B.B.A., Korea University and M.S, KAIST) and as an Entrepreneurship scholar (Ph. D. from Washington State University). Before joining the at SKHU, he worked as an assistant professor in the State University of New York New Paltz School of Business. Youn has been published in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Long Range Planning, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. His research interests include financing, governance, and diversity in social enterprises.
In the real business area, he worked at Korea Telecom for 10years as a corporate strategist. He collaborated with UNRISD for the project on Policy Systems and Measures for the Social Economy in Seoul.