Doctoral Student

Matthew Scott Lee

For a detailed profile and information on my research, please visit my job market website at http://www.matthewscottlee.com

Matthew Lee is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at Harvard Business School. His current research focuses on social entrepreneurship as a setting for institutional hybridization, the process by which multiple existing organizational templates recombine into innovative organizational practices. Other, ongoing research examines corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how the presence of corporations shapes the social structure of the communities in which they are embedded. His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and he is a finalist for the 2013 INFORMS/Organization Science dissertation proposal competition.


For a detailed profile and information on my research, please visit my job market website at http://www.matthewscottlee.com

Matthew Lee is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at Harvard Business School. His current research focuses on social entrepreneurship as a setting for institutional hybridization, the process by which multiple existing organizational templates recombine into innovative organizational practices. Other, ongoing research examines corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how the presence of corporations shapes the social structure of the communities in which they are embedded. His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and he is a finalist for the 2013 INFORMS/Organization Science dissertation proposal competition.


  1. Overview

    Matthew's research examines how entrepreneurial organizations and their managers create social and institutional change. His latest project focuses on hybrid organizations that combine aspects of non-profits and companies to create innovative organizational forms. In particular, what leads to the creation of hybrid organizations, and what resources and social conditions allow these organizations to thrive and maintain their hybrid nature? The primary setting for this research is a novel dataset that identifies and follows more than a thousand nascent social entrepreneurs as they establish their ventures. Other, ongoing research examines factors contributing corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the role of large corporations in community welfare. Matthew's research to date has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review and in other scholarly and managerial outlets.

    Keywords: organization theory; hybrid organizations; entrepreneurship; social entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; innovation;