Dr David Yoon

Dr David Yoon


Dr. Yoon is Associate Professor of International Business. Prior to joining the University of Leeds, he carried out his research and teaching activities in several French business schools. In addition to academia, he worked as a consultant for a number of international development and strategy benchmarking projects with Inter-American Development Bank, Mercer, and Accenture. He is an active researcher in the field of international business and innovation. His recent work has been published (or forthcoming) in journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Business Research, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among others. His academic publications have featured in London School of Economics Impact Blog and Harvard Business Review France.

Research interests

My main research topics are positioned at the intersection of the two domains: international business and innovation. Below are my current research interests:

•    Innovation and performance management in multi-cultural teams and organizations in knowledge-intensive industries (e.g. higher education institutions, business schools, and high-tech firms).
•    International knowledge transfer in complex product systems industries (e.g. aircraft, nuclear power plant, and high speed railway)
•    Role of technology (e.g. patent acquisition, patent infringement, etc.) and institution (e.g. bilateral relationships) in cross-border acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPO). 


  • Ph.D. KAIST

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of International Business

Student education


2019 Spring

LUBS5233M Debates and Controversies in International Business - Module Leader

LUBS2860 Managing International Business


2018 Fall

LUBS5217 Globalization of Innovation


2018 Spring

LUBS1140 Principles of International Business

LUBS2860 Managing International Business

LUBS5906 Research Methods for IB


Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds

Current postgraduate researchers