Matthew Lee

Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations

NYU Stern

My name is Matthew Lee. I am an Assistant Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, where I teach courses in the MBA program.

In my research, I study how businesses respond to institutional pressures to take responsibility for social welfare and environmental sustainability. I work on topics including hybrid organizations, corporate social responsibility, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship.

From 2014-2019, I was a professor at INSEAD, based in Singapore. I completed my doctoral studies at Harvard Business School. Prior to that, I was a strategy consultant at the Bridgespan Group, a leading strategy consultancy serving social sector organizations.

This page is primarily an online C.V. and is not regularly updated. But please feel free to get in touch (mlee [at] Thanks for visiting.

Links: Full C.V. | Google Scholar

P.S. If your institution is hiring this year, please have a look at the work of Arzi Adbi, my doctoral student and collaborator who is on the 2019-2020 job market. I promise that you will be glad that you did.

Published and forthcoming research (last update July 2019)

(* indicates equal authorship | † indicates graduate student co-author)

Under peer review and invited revisions

  • “Commercialization of mission-oriented organizations as a structural hybridization process.” (with Tommaso Ramus, Antonino Vaccaro, and Pietro Versari). Under 2nd round review, Academy of Management Journal.

Working papers

  • "Collective behavior at the base of the pyramid: Evidence from a liquidity shock in microfinance.” (with Arzi Adbi and Jasjit Singh)
  • “In search of structure: Toward a compensatory control theory of institutional cognition.” (with Jennifer Whitson)
  • “Mission and markets? The organizational viability of hybrid social ventures.”