Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

Phone: 212-998-0213


Kevin W. Lee is a PhD Candidate in the department of Management and Organizations at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. His research concerns the dramatic transformations in work and organizing that we have witnessed across today’s economy. In particular, he has paid special attention to how people living through these transformations define what is valuable and important, focusing on how this has informed their ability to let go of the past and embrace an uncertain future. To this end, his recent projects have revolved around those leading these transformations (e.g., entrepreneurs and startups), the innovations that they have used to evoke these transformations (e.g., artificial intelligence technologies), and those receiving these transformations (e.g., those left behind by our transforming economy).

Kevin has presented this research at leading conferences in the fields of organization theory and sociology, including the Academy of Management conference, the American Sociological Association conference, and the INFORMS College on Organization Science program. His paper with Damon Phillips was selected by the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division as the runner-up for the Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Kevin received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2014, where he helped to inaugurate a university-wide program aimed at supporting student, faculty, and alumni entrepreneurship and technological innovation. Before starting graduate school, he began his career working in Manhattan as a strategy consultant to some of Wall Street's most prominent financial institutions, witnessing first-hand their disruption by entrepreneurs and technologists at the cutting edge of the digital revolution.

Research Interests

- future of work and organizing
- technology and organizations
- entrepreneurship

Academic Background

B.A., Economics; Musicology
Columbia University