Peggy Lee

Associate Professor
TEMPE Campus
Associate Professor
TEMPE Campus


  • PhD  University of North Carolina
  • MA  University of North Carolina
  • BA  Stanford University

Research Interests

My research centers around corporate governance, with a particular focus on issues of uncertainty and information asymmetry between managers and shareholders. As such, I apply both financial and sociological theories, examining whether markets are rational or socially constructed. Recently, my research topics have included the effects of reputation, signaling, new strategies (such as Reverse Mergers), and behavioral strategy.


  • Pollock, T., P. Lee, K. Jin, and K. Lashley.  (Un)tangled:  Exploring the asymmetric coevolution of new venture capital firms' reputation and status.  Forthcoming at the Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Lee, P., T. Pollock, and K. Jin, 2011. The contingent value of venture capitalist reputation. Strategic Organization, 9(1): 33-69.
  • Lange, D., P. Lee, and Y. Dai, 2011. Organizational Reputation: A Review. Journal of Management, 37(1): 153-184.
  • Kim, H., H. Kim, and P. Lee, 2008. "Ownership structure and the relationship between financial slack and R&D investments: Evidence from Korean firms." Organization Science, 19, pp. 404-418.
  • Lee, P. and E. James, 2007. "She'-E-Os: Gender Effects and Investor Reactions to the Announcements of Top Executive Appointments." Strategic Management Journal, 28(3), pp.227-241.
  • Coff, R. and P. Lee, 2007. "Insider trading as a path to competitive advantage?" Strategic Organization. 5(1), pp. 71-78.

Research Activity

  • Lee,Peggy*. Chicken or Egg: Exploring the Co-Evolution of VC Firm Reputation and Industry Centrality. PENN STATE UNIV(7/1/2011 - 12/31/2015).


  • Recipient (with Professor Timothy Pollock, Penn State) of �25,500 ($41,769) grant from the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation, 2011-present
  • Elected to the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management, Business Policy and Strategy Division, 2005-2007
  • Best doctoral paper in the Strategic Management and Business Policy Track of the Southern Management Association, 1996


Editorial Board

  • Journal of Management, 2008
  • Strategic Management Journal, 2004
  • Journal of International Business Education, 2001


  • ​Co-chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Mid-Career Consortium, 2011, 2012. Chair of the Cross-Divisional Paper Sessions, Academy of Management, 2010
  • Co-chair of the Corporate Governance Track, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2008
  • Visiting Scholar, Academia Sinica, Taipei (Nankang), Taiwan, May 2008
  • Honorary speaker on Strategic Leadership, ITAM, Mexico City, 2007
  • Recipient of the Class of 2006 Award of Excellence Teaching Award, ITAM-ASU Executive MBA program
  • Elected to the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management, Business Policy and Strategy Division, 2005-2007
  • Elected to Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society, Competitive Strategy Interest Group, 2005-present.

Work History

<p>Current Appointments: Arizona State University, 2005-present; University of Texas at Austin, 2008-2010, Previous Appointments: Emory University</p>