SAEROM (RONNIE) LEE

Assistant Professor of Management

THE WHARTON SCHOOL | UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Welcome!

I am an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I study why start-ups succeed or fail to capture entrepreneurial opportunities. To address this question, I focus on the organizational design of start-ups―that is, how firms design their organizational structure and control at the early stage of their life cycle and how they adjust these designs to meet the need of their distinct challenges in survival and growth.

My research has appeared in Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science. My dissertation was recognized as the winner of the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition (2019), the winner of the Strategic Management Society Best Conference PhD Paper Prize (2019), the runner-up of the Industry Studies Association Dissertation Award (2022), and the finalist of the Academy of Management TIM Division Dissertation Award (2022).

For more information, please feel free to contact me at saeroms@wharton.upenn.edu.