Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations
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] stern.nyu.edu). Thanks for visiting.
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)
- Lee, M., Adbi, A.†, and Singh, J. “Hybrid organizations, categorical cognition, and outcome efficiency in impact investing decisions.” Conditionally accepted, Strategic Management Journal.
- Lee, M., Battilana, J. “How the zebra got its stripes: Imprinting of individuals and hybrid social ventures.” Forthcoming, Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
- Lee, M.*, Ramus, T.*, and Vaccaro, A. 2018. “From protest to product: Strategic frame brokerage in a commercial social movement organization.” Academy of Management Journal, 61(6): 2130-58.
- Lee, M. and Marquis, C. 2018. “Large corporations, social capital, and community philanthropy.” Advances in Strategic Management, 38: 197-226.
- Lee, M.* and Huang, L.* 2018. “Gender bias, social impact framing, and evaluation of entrepreneurial ventures.” Organization Science, 29(1): 1-16.
- Dimitriadis, S.†, Lee, M., Ramarajan, L., and Battilana, J. 2017. “Blurring the boundaries between the social and commercial sectors: The interplay of gender and local communities in the commercialization of social ventures.” Organization Science, 28(5): 819-839.
- Almandoz, J., Lee, M., and Marquis, C. 2017. “Different shades of green: The impact of complex and uncertain environments on the strategies of innovative hybrid organizations.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 50: 31-67.
- Lee, M. and Jay, J. 2015. “Strategic responses to hybrid social ventures.” California Management Review, 57(3): 126-148.
- Battilana, J.* and Lee, M.* 2014. “Advancing research on hybrid organizing – Insights from the study of social enterprises.” Academy of Management Annals, 8(1): 397-441.
- Lee, M., Battilana, J., and Wang, T. 2014. “Building an infrastructure for empirical research on social enterprise: Challenges and opportunities.” In J. Short (ed.), Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, 9: Research Methods in Social Entrepreneurship, 241-264. Emerald.
- Marquis, C. and Lee, M. 2013. “Who is governing whom? Senior managers, governance and the structure of generosity in large U.S. firms.” Strategic Management Journal, 34(4): 483-497.
- Battilana, J., Lee, M., Walker, J., and Dorsey, C. 2012. “In search of the hybrid ideal.” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2012.
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.
- "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.”