Carnegie Mellon University

Sunkee Lee

Sunkee Lee

Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy; Xerox Junior Faculty Chair AY 2019-2020

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  • 412-268-5993
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • INSEAD - Ph D (Strategy) - 2017
  • Seoul National University - MS - 2012
  • Korea University - BBA - 2010


Organization design; organizational learning; exploration/exploitation; incentives; spatial design; microfoundations of strategy


Working Papers

  • Seniority-Contingent Learning from Others’ Failures Within Organizations: Evidence from Microdata on Heart Surgeons

    (author(s): Sunkee Lee, Jisoo Park)

  • Prior Experiences of Managers and Responsiveness to Performance Feedback: Evidence from Mutual Funds

    (author(s): Vibha Gaba, Sunkee Lee, Philipp Meyer-Doyle, Amy Ding Zhao)

  • The Influence of Incentives on the Microfoundations of Individual-level Exploration vs. Exploitation Behaviors: Evidence from a fMRI Study

    (author(s): Sunkee Lee, Vinod Venkatraman)

  • Ingroup Leniency: Evidence of Group-Based Social Influence in Third-Party Regulation Markets
    (author(s): Oliver Hahl, Sae-Seul Park, Sunkee Lee)


Awards and Honors

  • Xerox Junior Faculty Chair (AY 2019-2020)
  • BPS Division of Academy of Management - Winner, BPS Division Distinguished Student Paper Award (2017)
  • Academy of Management - Winner, William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (2017)
  • Israel Strategy Conference - Finalist, Best Doctoral Student Paper Prize (2015)
  • Strategic Management Society - Winner, Honorable Mention of the Best Conference Paper Prize (2015)
  • Strategic Human Capital Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society - Finalist, Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Best Paper Prize (2015)
  • Samsung Economic Research Institute - Winner, Best Doctoral Student Paper Scholarship (2015)

University Service

  • Organizational Behavior and Theory Group Seminar Series, Organizer
  • Salancik Dissertation Award, Committee Member

Professional Activities

  • Member, Academy of Management William Newman Award Committee (2019)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Strategic Management Journal (2019 -)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Strategy Science (2018 -)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Organization Science (2018 -)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Strategic Management Journal (2017 - 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Organization Design (2016 -)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2016 -)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Management Inquiry (2015 -)
  • Chairperson, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Behavioral Strategy Track (2017)