Megan Bernard Lawrence is a doctoral candidate in the Strategy unit at Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on how firms select, develop, and deploy new organizational and management practices. Specifically in her dissertation work, she analyzes a setting where adoption of the new practice was compulsory to understand how differences in prior and current employee experience impact the ability to deploy a new organizational practice. However, in other work, she has examined settings where adoption of practices differs systematically by ownership type and by local industrial policy. Ultimately, Megan aims to holistically understand how heterogeneity at the local level impacts investment in new competencies and under what circumstances local adoption occurs.
Prior to her graduate studies, Megan worked in Equity Electronic Trading at Merrill Lynch as head of a team called Quantitative Consulting. Also, she received a B.S.E in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.