Megan Lawrence

Megan Lawrence

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Management and organizational practices, organizational learning, firm adaptation

Subject Areas

Strategy and Business Economics



A former head of quantitative consulting for the equity electronic trading group at Merrill Lynch, Megan Lawrence researches how firms select and implement new organizational and management practices.

Awards & Accomplishments

In 2015, Professor Lawrence’s paper “Taking Stock of the Ability to Change: Prior Experience, Competency Traps and Learning-by-Doing” won the Strategic Management Society’s Best Conference Ph.D. Paper Prize. At the Academy of Management Conference in 2016, her paper “How Do Pilots Work? Examining Pilot Use in New Practice Transfer” won Distinguished Student Paper. Professor Lawrence was named a Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professor by Poets & Quants in 2022. 

Research Interests

Professor Lawrence researches organizational and management practices; she is particularly interested in understanding the antecedents and consequences of differences in firm practice adoption on firm performance.


D.B.A., Strategy, Harvard Business School, 2016

B.S.E., Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2006