Doctoral Student

Megan Bernard Lawrence

Megan Bernard is a Doctoral Candidate in Strategy at Harvard Business School.  She received her B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.  Her current research focuses on the adoption and local adaptation of organizational and managerial practices within firms.  Targeting settings in which a tradeoff exists between opportunities for adoption of or investments in new competencies and opportunities to continue with the same practices, she has evaluated this tradeoff through the lens of local firm, country, city, and team adoption.  Ultimately, she seeks to holistically understand under what circumstances local adoption happens and how heterogeneity at the local level impacts investment in new competencies.

Prior to beginning her studies at HBS, Megan worked in Equity Electronic Trading at Merrill Lynch as a quantitative consultant.