Matthew Lee

Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations

NYU Stern

I am an Assistant Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, where I teach strategy in the MBA program. In my research I try to understand how businesses incorporate social welfare and environmental sustainability goals, whether these arise from the moral convictions of managers or are responsive to external pressures. My recent work includes studies of hybrid organizations, impact investing, and corporate social responsibility, and I serve on the editorial review boards at Administrative Science Quarterly and Academy of Management Journal.

Before joining NYU, from 2014-2019 I was a professor at INSEAD and based in Singapore. I completed my doctoral studies at Harvard Business School, and prior to that 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 | ResearchGate | Publons

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. You will be glad that you did!

Published and forthcoming research (last update August 2019)

(* equal authorship | † 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). Received 2nd revise & resubmit, 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.”